What: ProductCamp Cascadia
When: March 5/6
ProductCamp is a peer-driven conference that brings together passionate Product Managers and Product Marketers to collaborate, share insights, and network with other top professionals. This Camp brought together the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland product communities for two days of remote talks.
I was thrilled to join, especially for a moving keynote from Teresa Torres. My contribution was a Saturday morning talk on “My Stories Aren’t Long Enough…” (PDF here.) Product managers/owners often hear from their development team that all of our user stories are too short, insufficient, skimpy, lacking detail. Except when we hear that all of our user stories are long-winded, verbose, overspecifying how instead of what. What’s really happening?