Methodology: Agile, Rapid Prototyping, SCRUM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
PRO WORKSHOP (ProductWorld): Virtual Table Estimation: Rapid Collaborative Estimation for Product TeamsJoin on Hopin
Does your product team believe in estimating backlog items collaboratively, yet struggles with:
- finding the time to estimate?
- choosing which backlog items to estimate?
- reaching consensus on estimates?
- finding effective estimation techniques for a distributed work environment?
If so, this workshop can help you. This workshop demonstrates an estimation technique that allows for rapid and collaborative estimation. The facilitator of this workshop has both participated in and facilitated Table Estimation sessions at multiple product companies and teams. This workshop covers an adaptation of the technique that allows it to be used in remote and distributed work environments.
When working on a digital product, the Product Owner and Scrum Master should work hand in hand as driving forces of the project. However, it’s not always the case and collaboration is not always as seamless as we would like it to be. Additionally, the remote work conditions are not making anything easier for such duos. In this session, we would like to share some of our experiences, good practices and tips related to collaboration of Product Owner and a Scrum Master. The story is based on a partnership between Boldare, the digital product development company, and OliveTree. Both companies jointly developed an MVP app and have learned some insights, had some entertaining stories and new questions about the role of Product Owners which we hope to discuss in this panel.
Come meet and hear from the Boldare and Olive Tree speakers, and learn how Scrum Master can support Product’s Owner in the quest of delivering the best digital products.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 4 to 5 years, you know that containers have swept the DevOps landscape by enabling the deployment of microservices a heck of a lot easier than doing the same with virtual machines.
In this talk we will look at some emerging trends for containerization and services that run in micro:
1. App Modernization
2. Simplicity and Elasticity
3. Moving from the Margins to the Center of DevOps
4. Thinking of Containers as a service.
Product Manager or Product Owner, this is a title that is very hard to explain and most of the time comes with big responsibilities but yet it is easy to overlook. Moreover, in the Application Modernization journey that focuses on modernizing your legacy application.
It can be difficult to have all your team members gathered in one place and, nowadays, many projects are done by teams that are distributed around the globe. There are many factors influencing productivity of distributed teams: communication strategies, communication technology, personal and cultural differences, language barriers. The talk will cover the difficult aspects of working remotely and the benefits of collocation as well as discuss how latter can be transferred to the environment of a distributed agile team.
Session is to provide practitioner view to Product Managers on how they can take benefit of Kanban approach and maximize the value of their products
Peter Cronin demonstrates how current software development practices (e.g. Scrum) are no longer keeping up with today's software development environment. Ultimately crippling our ability to provide continuous delivery without compromising software quality. To counter this, Peter introduces Pace, a radical yet proven method that successfully brings planning and development into alignment with the speed of modern development cycles and finally delivers on the promises that Agile has been making for decades. No fluff, no nonsense, just a revolutionary process that reboots software development so management can plan, implement and deploy at a faster rate with fewer risks and greater potential for growth.
Friday, February 19, 2021
I am going to describe my journey in building a "working backward" product envisioning and delivery framework for a large financial services firm, and aligning our product strategy with the company-wide OKRs.
This was part of our transformation from project delivery to a customer-centric product-driven innovation enterprise. I will provide specific examples, describe failures and learnings, and share the outcomes.