Growing up the Product Management Tree House
Product Management for agile projects is still in the 1970’s era or is it really?
Organizations today face tough challenges in overall agile delivery, with the product management teams still catching up and coming to terms with the new agile beast, which churns out functionality every 2 weeks. The product managers do not have a clue as to what exactly they need to do next with these 2 week deliverables! OK at least some do have an idea, but most product management teams struggle to keep pace both with their internal product owner needs on one end and the external customer /market facing demands on the other.
This talk focuses on our experiences of building product management capabilities at large scale, to overcome these challenges, and provide some insight with practical tips implemented. Join this session to learn from our experience and grow your own product management tree house.
Outline/structure of the Session
- Challenges faced by product management teams today (current state) [5 minutes]
- New shifts required from product manager, product owner role (desired state)[5 minutes]
- Brief explanations of Key levers to shift from current to desired state [5 minutes]
- Usage of the Key levers [15 minutes]
- Tips on customizing the Key levers [5 minutes]
- Final remarks [5 minutes]
- Q&A [5 minutes]
- Understand the changing roles of product manager/ owner in the agile paradigm
- Understand the key levers available to transition the product teams to this new reality
- Leverage team organization design, product owner fitment traits
- Understand training, coaching needs and scaling up tips
- How-to apply some of these suggestions in my organization
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