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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Half-day Tutorials

Product Owner Imperatives for Championing Agile Projects NEW

Engaged and passionate product owners balance strategic and tactical activities to ensure that the right product is built—and built right. Yet how do these product owners guide planning toward longer-term goals while also ensuring that requirements are sufficiently understood for development and delivery? Join Paul Reed as he shares techniques for setting context and collaboratively establishing a shared understanding of requirements. Discover methods to envision the product and identify the stakeholders and their value considerations. Experience a simulated agile discovery workshop—slicing requirements based on value and allocating features, minimum marketable features, and stories to planning horizons. Learn how planning—iterations, releases, and product roadmaps—is interwoven and aligned with the product’s strategy. Take away proven techniques to identify and align requirements to plans, to make difficult value-based planning decisions, and to refine a lean product backlog. Leave with a new appreciation for the attitudes and aptitudes of a successful product owner.

Paul Reed, EBG Consulting

Paul Reed, senior associate with EBG Consulting, has led agile teams working on complex products in companies of all sizes. Paul excels at helping companies transition to agile by leveraging an adaptive rollout strategy. He is a frequent conference speaker and author of Developing Applications with Java and UML and Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML. A practicing Certified ScrumMaster, Paul offers hands-on experience in bringing real-world, sound architecture into the product lifecycle.

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