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Friday, November 14 • 09:00 - 10:30
Product Ownership is a Team Sport

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A number of agile brands downplay the need for business analysis and requirements management on agile projects, putting large store in the role of the Product Owner.

This workshop tackles some of the problems this misconception can result in and shows how effective product ownership almost always requires a team with a variety of skills and backgrounds to be effective.

Product Ownership requires clarity of vision, alignment with organisational strategy, understanding of the development process and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels both inside and outside the organization. The complexity of the role is most often more than a single person can (or should) cope with – effective product ownership requires a teamwork approach covering a variety of skills and knowledge.

Product ownership encompasses areas covering:
* Product Management
* Marketing
* Business Advocacy
* Customer Advocacy
* End User Advocacy
* Domain Subject Matter Knowledge
* Analysis
* User Experience and Graphic Design
* Innovation
* Communications
* Decision Making
* Legal and Compliance

This workshop addresses the role and skills needed, forming a product ownership team and provides hands-on experience with some specific tools to assist with product ownership.

Speakers
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Shane Hastie

Chief Knowledge Engineer, Software Education
Shane Hastie is the Chief Knowledge Engineer and Agile Practice Lead for Software Education. Shane works extensively in the overlap between business analysis and agile development practices – actively working to bridge the perceived gaps between these communities. In 2011 Shane was elected as a Director of the Agile Alliance.



Friday November 14, 2014 09:00 - 10:30
Room 1

Attendees (35)