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    Value Teams: The Next Evolution of Product Owners

    Ahmed Sidky
    Ahmed Sidky
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    When people learn about agile they usually learn about Scrum (since it is the most popular flavor of agile). While Scrum is beneficial, it does not have answers to all the challenges of software development. One of the common challenges teams face is that of having an effective Product Owner. From experience, it is not about who is fulfilling the role of the Product owner in your organization but about the definition of the role itself. We have played with many different variations of the PO role, till we ended up with the concept and structure of the Value Team. To keep it simple, the Value Team is responsible for making sure the product is (1) Feasible, (2) Valuable, (3) Useable.  After using Value Teams in many corporations (the session will have many real-life examples of this) they seems to be a practical solution to many problems about how agile can work in complex environments where there is no ONE product owner, but rather multiple organizations and people that have a say in what needs to get build and how. This session will present the idea of Value teams and answer questions on how to create them, how they operate, who is in charge, and why they are so critical to the success of the agile delivery team.

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    Growing up the Product Management Tree House

    Debbie Wren
    Debbie Wren
    Asheesh Mehdiratta
    Asheesh Mehdiratta
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Beginner

    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.

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    The Agile Team Facilitator; ICP- ATF Certification

    Ahmed Sidky
    Ahmed Sidky
    schedule 2 years ago
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    960 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    When you dissect most Agile practices (e.g. Iteration Planning, Retrospectives, Group Estimation Sessions, Backlog grooming sessions, etc.) you will notice that they are basically collaborative meetings/work sessions where a group of people need to creatively produce an outcome that they agree upon and can all commit to. One of the main duties of ScrumMasters and Team Facilitators is to design these agile practices and run them. Professional Facilitation tools are extremely valuable tools to help ScrumMasters, Product Owners, and Team Facilitators engage all the participants in the meeting, probe into their creativity and help bring them to consensus. Unfortunately many ScrumMasters, Product Owners and Team Facilitators are not aware yet of some of these facilitation tools and skills they need to design Agile practices to truly serve their teams. In this 2 day highly interactive workshop Ahmed will briefly introduce some of the basics of facilitation and some key facilitation tools and techniques such as Home and Away, Brain-writing, Nominal Group Technique, etc. During the workshop Ahmed will engage the audience in the "art" of facilitation and designing new innovative agile practices that can serve the team in the most effective way possible. All the tools introduced in this session will be applied to real agile practices and examples from real-life sessions will be incorporated to show the audience the practicality of the tools and that it is not just theoretical. For example he will show the participants how to use small groups and large groups facilitation tools to engage 50 people in a group estimation session for 300 stories where everyone participated and we finished in 90 mins.

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