AgileCamp Silicon Valley
November 6, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center 
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 

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Product Strategy [clear filter]
Monday, November 6


Better Backlogs: How to Create Products that Customers Want

Agile methodologies have improved how we build products. But how do you make sure you’re building the right thing with your Agile process? Product expert Dan Olsen will share advice from his book The Lean Product Playbook on how to build better backlogs. You will learn how to articulate and test your key hypotheses about how your product will create value for customers. Dan will teach you the Lean Product Process, an iterative methodology for achieving product-market fit, illustrated with real-world case studies.

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Dan Olsen

Product Management and Agile Consultant, Olsen Solutions
Dan Olsen is a product management and Agile consultant, speaker, and author. Dan works with product leaders to build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product. His clients include Facebook, Box, Microsoft, and One Medical Group. Dan is the author of the... Read More →

Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am


Product Development: Effective Practices for Building Great Products and High-Performing Teams

So you’ve finally transitioned from doing Agile to being Agile…congratulations and welcome to last decade.  As the world marches forward toward low-code platforms and hypotheses-based product discovery, you can’t afford to stay behind.  What will it take to catch up to the industry, which is moving from software development to product development at rapid speed?  Join me to explore the benefits of transforming from a traditional software development organization into a holistic product development organization.

Key points:

·         It's not enough to just "be Agile" - product development rather than Software development is critical to a company's survival

·         Key practices in product development that align strategic management with tactical execution

·         Low-code platforms combined with Lean product development will transform the technology industry

·         The military and the Internet have given us a blueprint for optimizing product development

·         Necessary changes to the funding model (and removing the HiPPO effect)

·         How to organize teams for maximum value delivery and to become high-performing


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Shaun Childers

Product Manager Lead, USAA
Shaun Childers has over 20 years of experience in product and software development. A veteran consultant with deep technical knowledge and experience, Shaun knows what it takes for a company to survive in today's ultra-competitive world, one where organizations struggle with issues... Read More →

Monday November 6, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am


Untangling the MVP - Accelerating Product-Market Fit

Getting to MVP quickly is a critical milestone for teams. Learn why, a framework for lean validation, and how to reduce risk along the way.

The MVP or Minimum Viable Product, popularized by Lean Startup, plays a critical role in Lean product validation.  It is the most important test to demonstrate that product-market fit has been achieved.  Yet teams are often unclear what an MVP is and how to prioritize it versus other research options.

In this session, Lean product management expert Greg Cohen will shed light on the history of the MVP, how it fits into Lean product validation, and how three different companies approached the MVP in new product introductions with a focus on B2B situations.  

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Greg Cohen

Founder, Agile Excellence LLC
Greg is a 20-year Product Management veteran with extensive experience in understanding customer needs and collaborating with development to create market-driven products. He is an expert and strong advocate of customer centric design, Agile development, and a pioneer of Lean product... Read More →

Monday November 6, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm