ProductTank Dublin is hosting a short discussion on product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. This is usually a large, loud, opinionated group — so should be exciting and unpredictable.
For those who missed this year’s Agile Alliance conference in Atlanta (July 25-29), Rich gave talks on “Intro to Agile Product Innovation” and “Intro to Agile Product Management.” Both were for general agile audiences, geared to those working on (or coaching) agile development teams, and emphasizing the revenue-generating market side of the software business. LeanUX / Lean Startup practitioners will recognize many of the themes.
The AgileCamp organizers have generously invited me to kick off the Dallas event with a keynote on unpacking business value. We’ll look at things from “the business side” ahead of a full day of Agile and Lean practices.
Software executives and software product managers should focus first on putting the right products into their portfolios — since the primary drivers of market success are identifying the right markets, segments and customer problems to solve.
Most agile improvement is focused at teams, but product failures happen before the first developer is assigned. How do we apply good validation, portfolio strategy and executive-level organizational thinking?
Program management tools need the output of a good product management process, but the same tools don’t work for both purposes. Some thoughts on what product managers need to make good decisions…
Rich joined 50+ members of Agile@Cork for a discussion of product owners, product manages, and why writing/accepting stories isn’t sufficient to drive successful software.