Thomas Cagley

Vice President of Consulting, DCG Software Value



Thomas Cagley is DCG's Vice President of Consulting. Tom leads DCG's Agile, Software Estimation and Measurement practices. He is experienced in transforming complex organization based on culturally relevant practices ranging from Agile, Lean or CMMI. His wide range of experience in the estimation space ranges from participating in the development and support commercial products to aiding clients in the development internal proprietary tools is a unique qualification in the market. He is also highly experienced in counting and using function points and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) as President.

Track: Professional Disciplines: Best Practices

Presentation Title: Story Telling: Generating Big Picture Agile Requirements

Professional Discipline: Project Management

Presentation Summary: Storytelling is a powerful tool to elevate even the most diehard requirements analyst from a discussion of individual requirements to a discussion of outcomes. Outcomes are the big picture that acts as an anchor for whole efforts and which is continuously broken down into more and more detailed backlogs. Building an initial backlog is much like peeling through the layers of an onion to get to the core. Getting to the center of the backlog evolution onion, composed of features, epics, and user stories, we need to understand the big picture.


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