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How to Achieve a Successful Agile Transformation

280 Group

You’ve decided to move to Agile product development. Before you pop open the Champagne, here’s the bad news : 47% of Agile transformations fail. Cargo-Cultism – Agile is installed, not instilled . Command-and-Controlism – Agile teams are using a Waterfall process . Agile Scapegoatism – The process is weaponized .

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Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. For the last 10 years or so, we’ve followed some version of Agile: SCRUM, Kanban, or another customized form of Agile methodology.

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SUNDAY REWIND: 8 lessons for adopting agile by Jonathan Smart

Mind the Product

Jonathan Smart, Business Agility Coach and Author, shared some key lessons on ways of working by adopting agile to deliver better value, sooner, safer, and happier, offering lessons in creating an outcome-focused product culture. Read on to hear his eight key lessons.

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Successful Agility In Product Delivery Requires Dynamic Implementation

The Product Coalition

Challenging an emerging myth that Agile is dead, and providing insight on key principles & tactics to finding success with Agile-based product teams. Nowadays it seems to have an opinion of Agile product methods like Scrum. Agile methods like Scrum are not a one-size-fits-all framework.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste. To do this, you've learned a wide variety of techniques and methodologies - SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, DevOps, self-organized teams, and much more.

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Unpacking Business Agility

Agile Velocity

I recently had the pleasure of having a conversation with Pam Ashby, a strategist at the Agile Business Consortium , to explore the world of Business Agility. Business Agility is a topic that’s been gaining momentum and for a good reason. What is Business Agility?

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Being agile does not mean you can defocus

Mind the Product

Product manager Sharon Feldstein looks at what it really means to be an agile product team today and how to balance this with product strategy and long-term goals When I started my first job in tech, “agile” was THE thing everybody talked about. It was perceived as our savior from writing and executing long PRDs [.]

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

Importance of agility and iterative processes. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand. In this session, we will discuss how to design, develop, and implement successful dashboards. Dashboard design do’s and don’ts. Where to start the journey.

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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience. Despite this, those building the product itself are often detached from their customers, leading to a gap between vision and execution on the most practical metrics.

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Run a Business, Not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

In today’s Agile world, product managers are expected to be leaders in market knowledge, strategy, organizational enablement, etc. The role of a product manager has evolved significantly over the past 20 years. Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers.

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The 3 Principles that Lead to Better Collaboration Between Design and Product Management Teams

Speaker: Felix Watson Jr., Product Manager at Google, and Terrell Cobb, Designer at Microsoft

As more product teams adopt agile working styles, poor collaboration between Design and Product Management can harm a team’s ability to create consumer and business value.

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven.

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From Project to Product: Don't You Dare Mess With Planning

Speaker: Anne Steiner, Vice President of Product and Technology at Cprime

Some in the agile community have resisted the need for planning, while others have simply encouraged planning in shorter cycles. We dislike it because to get it right, we need to accurately predict the future, a largely impossible task.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

We all strive to be effective Agile leaders. Join Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, as he distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Adapt your implementation of Agile to your industry context. But how do you know if you're succeeding?

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The Key to Agile Team Motivation

Speaker: Robert Webber, Author and Innovation Leader

Agile was a grassroots engineering movement that caught most software leaders unprepared. The Agile community was confident that management would recognize the benefits of Agile and adopt its servant-leadership style. Agile has been impeded by retention of Waterfall release planning practices and schedule pressure.