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Sanjiv Augustine


Sanjiv Augustine is an industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant, and trainer. He is the president of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training, and product development company. For more than twelve years, Sanjiv has managed agile projects from five to more than 100 people, trained thousands of agile practitioners through workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams. He is the author of Managing Agile Projects, Transitioning to Agile Project Management: A Roadmap for the Perplexed, and The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery. Sanjiv was a founder of the Agile Leadership Network and an organizing member of the PMI’s Agile Community of Practice.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:45pm
Improving the Team
Driving Lean Innovation on Agile Teams

The Lean Startup® methodology has taken the business world by storm and is revolutionizing product development through the application of a Build-Measure-Learn cycle, and the systematic application of techniques such as Customer Discovery, Customer Development, and Pirate Metrics. With agile teams in place, how can organizations drive lean product innovation on their agile teams? How can we bootstrap product development with product roadmaps and business requirements that are truly aligned with end-user needs? Sanjiv Augustine shares how to drive lean innovation on your agile teams by setting up clear, short-term experiments using the popular Lean Canvas tool; structuring direct customer interaction through systematic customer interviews; conducting release planning informed by actionable metrics; and creating a “dual-track” of no- and low-cost UX prototyping in conjunction with agile delivery to reduce the cost of iteration while validating ideas and features. Learn how to extend your agile delivery knowledge into the product space to deliver products that customers love.

The Lean Startup® is a registered trademark of Eric Ries.