Lean Kanban NA - Evolving Product Management
What is the role of product management in the new world of product development? Is it primarily a technical function? Or is it more about business? Today’s methods favor light processes, face-to-face interaction, and brief artifacts. However, executive management seems to miss the rich detail from the “old school” documents: GANTT charts, market requirements documents, and business plans. The product management track will explore roles and responsibilities, the importance of systems thinking, project prioritization, and the business process of software delivery.
Black Swan Farming Using Cost of Delay - Joshua Arnold & Özlem Yüce
Improving prioritization has become a tired concept in most IT departments, and yet it has the potential to change the conversation from one of cutting cost, to delivering valuable solutions as quick as the business needs it.
Most organizations don't suffer from a lack of innovative ideas, they suffer from not being able to pick the best of what turns out to be a bad bunch. Thanks to the consumerization of IT and software eating the world this is getting worse.
Demystifying Agile Product Management - Rich Mironov
There's tremendous confusion about how product management works for Agile software development companies. Beyond the mechanics of Agile/Kanban and user stories, how do we define/build products that answer broad market needs that also resonate with large groups of customers and deliver revenue? There's been a split between high-level product planning and detailed software implementation.