Whilst the shift from project to product intrigues many agile practitioners and leaders, broader acceptance of this concept into practice is challenged with various constraints. The higher adoption barrier to this shift is due to the complexity and magnitude of changes required to the organizational dynamics. Let us explore together a structured framework that can help accelerate your project to product journey. 

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Highly engaging and interactive flow - using slides, mural and menti as collaboration tools.
 
1. Overview of Project to Project Approach

2. Introduction to Sandeep's P2P Framework

3. Approaches to overcome constraints and challenges

4. Closure and Contribution calls for action 



Learning Outcome

1. Understand the paradigm shifts involved in shifting from Project to Project approach

2. Understand the challenges and constraints

3. Able to talk through the approach to start your project to product journey

Target Audience

Product Owners, Agile Coaches, Agile Enthusiasts, Enterprise Agile Coaches, Product Leaders, CTO/CFO, Finance Leaders, Engineering Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

1. Practical understanding of Agile Practices and Methods

2. Basic understanding of flow from idea to production

3. Appreciation of End to end Enterprise Software Development Life Cycle 

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    Aritra Dhar
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    -
    -
    schedule 7 months ago
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