Blueprint Storyteller

Storyteller offers a simple way for users to share their stories, while allowing other stakeholders to interject with their thoughts and comments.

THE PROBLEM

How do we simplify the process of Digital Transformation for companies adjusting to Agile in an Enterprise environment.

Almost every company as a different flavour of Agile. Some are agile to the book, some are hybrids, some are waterfall thinking they are agile, others just wing it with whatever works best for them. Regardless, it's fair to say that Agile is a very important workflow process that so many try to get right, but how?

 

HIGH LEVEL TIMELINE

An incremental release every three weeks

Larger releases every 3 and 6 months based on Roadmaps

MAKE UP OF TEAM

- Product Manager
- UX Designer
- Architechs
- Developers
- Technical Writer

KEY GOAL

- Weekly touch points with users
- Regular customer interviews
- Involve other team members
- Fact based decisions

MY ROLE

LEAD UX DESIGNER
Work with other UX Designers, Product Manager and Management to create a next product to help transition users from an outdate system to a new and modern platform.

Daily Responsibilities:

- Regular stand-ups with multiple teams.
- Review past and current tasks with team members as needed.

- Ensure developers are supplied with workflows and assets

- Co-ordinate tasks with Product Owners and Managers
- Work with Product Manager, Developers, Sales and Marketing.
- Work within an Agile Team environment
- Own the UX Process


Tools:
- Photoshop, Sketch, Invision, Balsamiq, Trello, Slack, Jira

Deliverables:
- Wireframes, Design Reviews, Low/High Fedility Designs, Design Research, Roadmap Targets

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UNDERSTANDING THE USER

We incorporated multiple levels of use research.
I create a Business Analysts Meetup Group, which grew to over 700 users. We conducted dozens of telephone interviews and user based webinars, plus continuous internal and external user testing across many industries.

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User Personas

System Usability Scale Surveys

Video Recordings User Testing

Storyteller Kanban Board

Enforce standardization and accelerate agile software development tasks by automatically generating high-quality, well-formatted user stories, comprehensive test plans and gherkin feature files, while workflow automation efficiently supports business alignment throughout solution planning and delivery

BREAKING DOWN THE PROCESS 

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UX 3wk. Sprint Schedule

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UX and Architecture Jam Sessions

Involving others in the creation process is great way to get feedback and new insights.

Redesign Guiding Principles

User Onboarding

Design Systems

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Tutorial Videos

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LESSONS LEARNED

Creating products from the "ether" is not easy, but if you can use your past experiences and references you can pull for these to create something great.
We pulled our idea from a simple "site map" concept, and look what it grew into. Awesome!

Many people are familiar with visual hierarchy. 
We used this familiarity and simple boxes that can be arranged in a flow that can be understood by the user, the way they want it. Then with smart developers and architecture it becomes pretty simple to comprehend. 

Now, imagine using Blueprint Storyteller to organize you life tasks?
Now that's would be an interesting "workflow".

Like what you see?

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