I can keep my promises! Product Management with Kanban

location_city Toronto schedule Nov 6th 02:30 - 03:30 PM place Lake Louise

What should we work on now, later and never? When will it be ready? What is the status of our current commitments? Do our teams even have the capability and capacity to deliver on our promises to our customers? These are the challenges and risks that product managers need to manage on a daily basis. In this interactive session, we'll explore ways that Kanban can help you improve decision making, manage risk, improve transparency, and make promises you can keep.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

We begin the session by examining ways to visualize the balance between demand and capacity. A number of demand shaping and capability improvement tools to improve this balance will be reviewed.

To help your organization focus on the right things and not-overload your teams, the concept of Real Options and how they differ from Commitments will be discussed. We will examine how Cost of Delay can aid in determining the appropriate time to start or defer new work.

We will look at ways to build-in agility into your product roadmaps through the use of Upstream Kanban. 

We conclude by reviewing a framework for rapid decision making; mixing high-quality and strategically-aligned decisions with the ability to make them quickly in a fast-paced agile environment.

Learning Outcome

Participants will leave this session with a pragmatic expanded toolkit that can be brought back to their place of work.

These tools include:

  • The ability to balance and understand your demand and capacity.
  • Using real options and commitments to balance roadmaps from work in flight.
  • Using Upstream Kanban to develop a more agile roadmap to marshal options for future work.
  • Tools to both improve the quality of decisions while also making them much more quickly.

Target Audience

Product Managers, Product Owners, Coaches, Project Managers, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, Department Managers & Executives

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