Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
The better the map of the problem space we have, the better we can shape our platform and technologies, improve our tooling, and create more effective prescriptive guidance. The key to an effective map of the problem space is creating a simple frame for the problem space, and getting customers to share their scenarios. This is where you fit in. By sharing your scenarios, you can help make sure your problems are heard in a simple and effective way. The better your problems are heard and understood, the easier they are to address.
5 Keys to Effective Scenario Maps The most effective way I’ve found to collect customer scenarios is to create “Scenario Maps.” The Scenario Map ends up being a highly scannable index of one-liner scenarios. The scenarios serve as test cases that we can measure the platform, tooling, and prescriptive guidance against. An effective Scenario Map has five key attributes:
I’ll be sharing examples of Scenario Maps in the near future.