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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Building Product Development Communities: From Startups to the Enterprise

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When we want to produce more product with the same number of staff, we normally think about adding more process. David Hussman believes we don’t necessarily need to do that. Instead of talking about scaling agile, David focuses on scaling product learning—while avoiding process inflation along the way. Topics he addresses are: moving from Scrum teams to product team to focus on product success, mapping teams to product(s), interconnecting product discovery and product delivery techniques, and the challenges associated with cross team dependencies and constraints when producing products at scale. If you are ready to move beyond Scrum, want to augment the product discovery components in SAFe, and learn earlier about product ideas and their customer impact, David will fill your head with new ideas, introducing you to concrete models and tools you can take back to your organization and put directly to use. Leave with a reinvigorating passion for what David always thought of as “just enough process” that produces more product learning, sooner.

David Hussman

Working with companies of all sizes worldwide, David Hussman teaches and coaches the adoption of agile methods as powerful delivery tools. Sometimes he pairs with developers and testers; other times he helps plan and create product roadmaps. David often works with leadership groups to pragmatically use agile methods to foster innovation and a competitive business advantage. Prior to working as a full-time coach, he spent years building software in the audio, biometrics, medical, financial, retail, and education sectors. David now leads DevJam, a company composed of agile collaborators. As mentors and practitioners, DevJam ( focuses on agility as a tool to help people and companies improve their software production skills.