Cultivating Product Success Within your Agile Product Development Team

In this talk we discuss three key areas required to cultivate a successful agile product development team: team development, communication and team responsibility. We will look at specific examples of how these three key areas are key to creating killer products, developing strong teamwork and enabling positive, forward-thinking workflows. Attendees will learn via real world examples and come away with new ideas and tactics they can implement with their teams. This talk will discuss team development in a way designed to provide value to Agile veterans and initiates alike.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Team Development
    1. This section will discuss actionable strategies to help you choose the right team members for a team, how to structure meetings around those individuals (and personalities) in your team to drive towards key product and feature goals and how to integrate that team into your product organization as a whole. The theme of this section is to help you build a team structure that will ultimately allow product success.
  2. Communication
    1. This section will give a deeper look into how to structure team communication goals around product objectives. This will focus on communication around development ideas as well as overall product objectives, strategies and OKRs for your team to implement as they build specific product feature sets. Additional points of discussion will include a look at how best to document development work for your pair, yourself and your product manager/manager.
  3. Team Responsibility
    1. This section looks at the break down of team responsibility when it comes to building a specific product feature or a suite of product features. Real life examples will be used to demonstrate the idea of “3 pillars of product responsibility: who is responsible for what features, what level of control you and your pair will have over developing those features and where/at what point are you responsible for handing off those features

Learning Outcome

Learn from real world examples how to structure an effective agile product development team designed to create successful products in a modern development environment.

Target Audience

PMs, ICs, CSMs, Devs, Leadership

Prerequisites for Attendees

Some familiarity with basic Agile and development principles.

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Christen McLemore
    By Christen McLemore  ~  8 months ago
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    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • The title and the outline seem to be different
    • Make a more clear connection between remote working, pair programming and product in the abstract, outline and learning outcomes
    • Andrew Elliott
      By Andrew Elliott  ~  8 months ago
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      Thank you for the feedback, Christen. 

      This proposal has been updated with the improvements you suggested above. It should be much clearer in terms of what the talk will be discussing!


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