Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Continuous Evolution to Product Centric Operating Model: Enable Teams to Fly

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Continuous Evolution to Product Centric Operating Model: Enable Teams to Fly

Everywhere we hear and see software driven organizations have led and dominated their industry. An essential ingredient has been a shift to Lean Agile mindset and product centric operating model built on three pillars – product & portfolio management, product development & delivery and product enablement. These unicorns begin each mission with what problems we need to solve, what culture we want to build, what good looks like? Then align expectations with leaders that change is a journey and not a destination. They experiment and iterate, celebrate small wins, learn from failures and most importantly remain patient. This talk will introduce product centric operating model’s structural pillars. Tell a successful implementation story with episodes by timelines to build excitement, each iteration of continuous evolution of product centric model led to wins and failures. How we learnt and evolved from our experiments to target state enabling the teams to fly.


Pranay Chanda is Digital Consulting Leader in Cognizant, a seasoned Lean Agile strategist, with proven experience in implementation of organization and behavior change in large and complex digital transformation engagements in insurance, banking, financial services, and Healthcare. His primary focus areas have been Agile Organization Design, Agile Way of Working, product centric operating Model design and implementation, Value Stream Analysis, Platform Standardization & Cloud Enablement, Architecture Transformation & Cloud Native, API & Microservices and Transformation Roadmaps