Play by Play: MVP Scope Discovery with Steven Maguire

In this course, you'll see a client interview for a real-world application. We're not coding a solution -- yet. Before starting to code, or even defining domain objects and models, this discovery interview is all about understanding the business, the people involved, and their primary activities. Identifying those key pieces, and the frequency of each activity, will help us focus our efforts on building an application that has the highest impact on operations. This course will teach you how to conduct a successful client discovery meeting, demonstrating some exercises to uncover the key features of a minimum viable product.
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(53)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 20, 2015
Duration
1h 51m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(53)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 20, 2015
Duration
1h 51m
Description

Play by Play is a series where you get a rare view into the workflows and thought processes of top admins, developers, and designers. This is not a planned or rehearsed presentation, but a live, unrehearsed problem solving and troubleshooting session where you see an expert think through issues and design solutions, as they do in the real world every day. In this course, Software Architect Steven Maguire conducts a client interview for a real-world application. We're not coding a solution -- yet. Before starting to code, or even defining domain objects and models, this discovery interview is all about understanding the business, the people involved, and their primary activities. Identifying those key pieces, and the frequency of each activity, will help us focus our efforts on building an application that has the highest impact on operations. Steven's an old friend and colleague from TrainSignal and has a terrific way of eliciting and analyzing requirements, so this course shows not only how to conduct these scope discovery exercises, but also shows a master analyst at work.

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About the author

Brian leads the Content Production organization at Pluralsight, creating and developing services to help authors publish better courses faster. Prior to that, he worked in course production and product R&D at TrainSignal. He's passionate about his faith, cycling, cooking, music, and solving problems.

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A craftsman and visionary at heart; carpenter, ordained minister, technologist & leader of teams. Currently Head of Engineering at @PackBackBooks. Previously at @Pluralsight, @TrainSignal, @SmartPak, @GNC_CityInfo, @EastCarolina. Studied Film Production at @EastCarolina.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
Greetings and welcome to Play By Play MVP Scope Discovery. I'm Brian Green with Pluralsight, and in this course, you're going to see a real time exercise, a client discovery meeting consisting of a solutions architect and a non-technical stakeholder. Steven Maguire is our solutions architect and he's gonna walk through an exercise where he asks questions about a business and I'm going to play the non-technical stakeholder and what the goal of this exercise is, is for Steven to better understand the business that I'm presenting, what the operations are, the people involved, the activities that they're doing, and the problems that we're currently facing. And ultimately what we're trying to establish is a baseline understanding of the business that ultimately as we start to move toward software and putting together a data model, designing domain objects, that everything that is designed is ultimately impacting these business problems and can be mapped to these core areas that the business is currently facing issues in. So as a developer, this is a really good exercise for you to master if you're looking to get into consulting or project management or as you start getting into more robust solutions architecture. So I really hope you enjoy this, and let us know what you think in the discussion forums.