AGILE2014 ORLANDO
Jul
28
2:00 pm14:00

AGILE2014 ORLANDO

TEACHING AGILE TO MANAGEMENT

Looking for a straightforward explanation of how to lead effectively as your organization adopts Agile? Searching for ways to tailor your current training approaches to effectively support leadership adoption of Scrum and being Agile? 

While many classes and workshops address the needs of team members, very few if any courses address the needs of company and product leaders. This workshop is designed for people who need to teach and coach organizational leaders — CxOs, VPs, Directors, Managers and product leaders. In short, any stakeholder outside the team. Come learn what worked and didn't work to teach Agile and Scrum values, principles, roles and practices to over 400 directors & executives. Leave with tools to use immediately after the conference.

During the second half of last year, I had the rare opportunity to design and deliver a learning experience to a large swath of the director and above population of a 30,000+ employee company. In the course of teaching leaders from multiple business units in 30 workshops, I learned a lot about their learning needs and how to help them achieve their learning goals. My goal is to share this experience with the Agile community to (1) provide a framework for others to use and (2) help others avoid the pitfalls I encountered.


Agile Development Conference West
Jun
5
2:15 pm14:15

Agile Development Conference West

The Roles of Product Management

The success of agile development methods has had a detrimental effect on product management. Agile methods’ intense focus on product development has ignored the business and marketing roles of product management. Product management activities extend beyond development to shepherding the product through the entire process—from idea to creation to delivery to customers. Furthermore, many product managers are overwhelmed—with too many responsibilities that require too many areas of expertise.

Steve Johnson describes four types of product management skills—technical, business, marketing, and domain expertise―and clarifies the different expectations of the product manager and product owner roles. Now that we’ve optimized development, it’s time to get product management refocused on the business. You need a vision, a roadmap, and clarity of team roles to succeed.

May 5-8, 2014 | Lean Kanban North America | San Francisco, CA
May
5
May 8

May 5-8, 2014 | Lean Kanban North America | San Francisco, CA

  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco
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Modern Management Methods at Lean Kanban North America 2014, May 5-8 in San Francisco

Modern Management Methods is for managers, team leads, consultants and executives who want to be more responsive to what their customers demand. New methods including Lean and Kanban are changing the way we manage knowledge work and service work. 

Registration is now open!

Our own Steve Johnson is the track chair for the product management track. Steve and Applied Frameworks partner Rich Mironov will be joined by Arne Roock, Dave West, Joshua Arnold, and Özlem Yüce to present the latest thinking on product management in agile environments. 

Read more here...

May 5-7, 2014 | Global SCRUM GATHERING® New Orleans 2014
May
5
May 7

May 5-7, 2014 | Global SCRUM GATHERING® New Orleans 2014

  • Hilton New Orleans Riverside

May 5-7, 2014 | Global SCRUM GATHERING® New Orleans 2014 with Jason Tanner

Teaching Scrum to Management 

During the 2nd half of last year I had the rare opportunity to design and deliver a learning experience to a large swath of the director and above population of a 50,000 employee company. In the course of teaching over 400 people in 30 workshops, I learned a lot about their learning needs and how to help them achieve their learning goals. My goal is to share this experience with the Scrum community to (1) provide a framework for others to use and (2) help others avoid the pitfalls I encountered.

Learn more at http://www.scrumalliance.org/courses-events/events/global-gatherings/2014/new-orleans-2014

Apr
25
3:00 pm15:00

April 25, 2014 Roadmapping that Works

In this brief webinar, Jason Tanner presents a framework for collaborative, market-driven roadmapping that works - for Product Management, Development, Architecture, Marketing, Sales and other stakeholders in the organization. You'll learn:

  • Why most roadmaps fail
  • Different types of roadmaps
  • The best roadmap for product planning
  • How to collaborate to build a product roadmap

After about 30 minutes of information sharing, attendees will have up to 15 minutes for questions about collaborative roadmapping or product planning in general.

Click here to register.

April 12, 2014 | ProductCamp RTP | Raleigh, NC
Apr
12
8:00 am08:00

April 12, 2014 | ProductCamp RTP | Raleigh, NC

  • Perimeter Studio and Conference Center

April 12, 2014 | ProductCampRPT | Raleigh, NC

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Perimeter Studio and Conference Center
1100 Perimeter Park Drive
Suite 118
Morrisville, NC 27560

We'll be there. Will you?

Feb 28, 2014 | Boston, MA | Conducting customer interviews
Feb
28
12:00 pm12:00

Feb 28, 2014 | Boston, MA | Conducting customer interviews

Feb 28, 2014 | Boston, MA | Conducting customer interviews with Steve Johnson

Most product managers know they should spend time with customers to understand the market. But how exactly do you observe and interview? This workshop walks you through each step in the process including a review of different techniques for gathering information, defining the targets for your inquiries, defining a structure for the interview, and facilitated practice sessions using your products.

Sponsored by BPMA. Learn more at http://www.bostonproducts.org/events/event_details.asp?id=382451&group

Feb 22, 2014 | Product Camp South Florida
Feb
22
8:30 am08:30

Feb 22, 2014 | Product Camp South Florida

  • Citrix
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ProductCamp South Florida is the only full-day unconference for product & service managers, brand managers, product marketers and entrepreneurs in the region. It’s the premier event for product & service professionals to find out the latest developments, discover new ideas, and network with their peers.

Steve Johnson of Applied Frameworks will be speaking.

We'll be there. Will you? 

Learn more here...