Author Archives: Ellen Gottesdiener

Strengthen Your Discovery Muscle

Guest post by Mary Gorman & Ellen Gottesdiener of EBG Consulting   In a recent interview in the New York Times, Panera Bread co-CEO Ronald M. Shaich talks about the importance of de­veloping an organization’s “discovery muscle” as well as … Continue reading

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Cure Your Agile Planning and Analysis Blues: Top 9 Pain Points

Guest post by Ellen Gottesdiener, Founder and President of EBG Consulting If you’re on a team that’s transitioning to lean/agile, have you experienced troubling truths, baffling barriers, and veritable vexations around planning and analysis? We work with many lean/agile teams, … Continue reading

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Using “Given-When-Then” to Discover and Validate Requirements

Guest post by Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener of EBG Consulting In our book Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis we discuss the usefulness of the “Given-When-Then” technique to explore (discover) and confirm (validate) product options. Here we summarize … Continue reading

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Experiencing Agile: 6 Agile Planning and Analysis Practices to Try

A guest post from EBG Consulting‘s Ellen Gottesdiener & Mary Gorman What practices can you adopt to help your team experience agile? This question was raised by a listener to the podcast we recorded on agile analysis practices with BA … Continue reading

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Agile Product Partners: Friends or Frenemies?

Guest post from Ellen Gottesdiener, founder & president of EBG Consulting   It continues to baffle me. Clients share their struggles managing three, four, or five different product owners (or, as we refer to them, product champions). Delivery teams end … Continue reading

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