NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Florentine III & IV

Discovery Dojo: Hunting Value for Your Agile Product

Presented by: Ellen Gottesdiener

Are you seeking ways to efficiently and effectively converse about your agile product requirements and collaboratively and transparently discover value for your product? Are you looking for a different kind of conference experience? Join Ellen Gottesdiener  for the Discovery Dojo.

The Japanese term dojo refers to a place for practicing and coaching. Our Discovery Dojo tutorial pairs quick teaching moments about specific value-hunting techniques with practice. Each dojo forms around a “brave product owner,” or someone who simulates being one. The product owner shares his or her real product challenges with the small team. In turn, the dojo members facilitate, observe, coach, and provide feedback. (For an optimal learning experience, come prepared to share your product challenges. If you prefer, we will provide a standard case study.) Through the series of dojos, attendees swap roles to gain a full experience. This blending of quick teaching, direct application, and peer coaching leads to deep discovery and actionable product learning.

Participants learn to:

  • Rethink how to elicit agile requirements
  • Apply several value techniques
  • Ask questions that uncover tacit product needs
  • Reveal value in a fast, engaging way

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 Ellen Gottesdiener

Ellen Gottesdiener

CEO / Agile Product Coach
EBG Consulting, Inc.

Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting, focused on helping product and development communities produce valuable outcomes through product agility. Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations.

Ellen's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Discovery Dojo: Hunting Value for Your Agile Product
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  2. Agile Discovery Sessions: Use your Collaboration Superpowers
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (10:25 am – 11:25 am)
  3. An Opinion of Gurus: Leading Business Excellence
    Friday, November 4, 2016 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.



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