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.
Product Management and Systems Thinking - Arne Roock
When working in a medium-sized or large organization, usually a lot of different teams/departments are involved in developing and especially maintaining a successful product. Often the challenge is not so much to make single teams/departments more efficient. Instead, it's mostly about how teams/departments interact with each other. Poor performance (long lead times, low quality, rework, customer dissatisfaction) resulting from a lack of efficient inter-team collaboration can be observed in many different organizations.
Lean Application Lifecycle Management - Dave West
For many 21st century companies software provides competitive advantage. Delivering software faster and of a higher quality has a direct impact on the business bottom line. But according to the Standish Groups CHAOS report only a third of projects are successful with two thirds being late, cancelled or not delivering the functionality requested. The business process of software delivery is broken and it is time to fix it, it is time to apply Lean to the business process of software delivery.