NOTE: This post is outdated. Please refer to http://vsarguidance.codeplex.com/ for the latest ALM Ranger personas.
As part of the Ruck prototyping, the Rangers have embarked on a more formalised requirements management process for all new Rangers projects. The intent is to create a repeatable and systematic way of finding and addressing the killer features and top scenarios as part of the Rangers solutions. Watch this space for a work/live paper that outlines our objectives, our experience and recommended way forward in terms of using the ALM tooling to optimise the Rangers process and improve overall transparency and productivity.
In the interim the following diagram shows the relationship between epics, personas team and user stories, which feed into the guides and hands-on-labs (HOL).
But what do we mean with the various puzzle pieces?
Epics define the value proposition, elevator pitch and the team collaboration story. In essence it is an intent container for product backlog items and associated tasks.
Currently we define two types of teams, namely a small and a large team. The former is typically an agile minded team that cares less about processes and controls its own environments. The latter is more structured, typically dependent on corporate services and driven by policies and compliance.
The small team is nicknamed Hawk Consultancy and the large team Eagle Investments.
… Hawk Consultancy … Eagle Investments
The following diagram shows the personas which we have defined and are using so far:
And here are the personas, listed in no specific order:
What do “you” think? Are we missing someone?