Democratize Product

Fast changing retail landscape, faster emerging technologies and continuously changing customer expectations are compelling reasons for organizations to change their way of working. Strong technical expertise is not a competitive advantage anymore. Your ability as an organization to proactively identify need of change, building the RIGHT product and ability to pivot, holds the key for future.

Organizations need to have the right structure to enable the Product culture and mindset, but that is just a start. Right Product culture means that everyone on the team is aware of the

  • Purpose of building the product
  • For whom are they building
  • What will customer do with their product

Everyone includes business, product manager, product owner to engineering team.

The idea of Product needs to be DEMOCRATIZED.. come and learn how Target is building a DEMOCRATIZED product culture


Outline/Structure of the Talk

WHO - Quick Intro

WHY - Retail Landscape

HOW - Target’s Product Transformation

WHAT - We’ve Learned So Far

NEXT - A Few Challenges For You

Learning Outcome

Lessons learned from a TARGET (FORTUNE 50 company) Product Transformation journey

Target Audience

Transformation Leaders, Product Leaders, Technology Leaders, Passionate Product Enthusiast

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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