Can BI & Data Teams be Nimble and Continuously Deliver Value?
Sixteen years ago the ‘Agile Manifesto’ was written out of a “need for an alternative to documentation driven, heavyweight software development processes”… but since then, the word “agile” has been confused with a synonym for project management, and it seems that teams are struggling to catch up to “modern” overhead in the name of “Agile” instead of having the freedom to focus on delivering value.
In this session, using the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of agility (“marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace”), we will explore agility in the BI and data space and how it can actually work. We’ll dive into the product thinking framework we’ve used to help data product and business intelligence teams get clear on their goals and then move toward them with clear focus and low overhead. I will share the background for our framework (how and why we developed it) and share some actual examples of how some of our teams have employed it to deliver measurable impact.
Outline/structure of the Session
(see abstract) - will be brief talk that outlines and teaches the product thinking framework we teach teams to help them center on the consumer by beginning with empathy and then employing the scientific method. Hope to talk for 15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q & A at the end.
- Attendees are equipped with basic steps of product thinking model
- Attendees understand why approaching data & BI work with the product thinking framework enables agility & drives focus
Agile Coaches, Product Managers, Product Owners, Development Teams