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Tuesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Product Owners - Increasing your Situational Awareness! (Bob Galen) Popular

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If you ask almost anyone in the agile community about the keys to Product Ownership, I think you’ll get replies focused on user stories, backlogs, MVP’s, and customer value. And yes, all of those are interesting and important aspects of the role.
But it might be more important for you to become more situationally aware and adept at analyzing and navigating critical decisions in your daily life. That’s where this workshop comes in.
Join Bob Galen as you explore commonly experienced product ownership scenarios. We’ll break into groups of three and use a Coaching Dojo format where you’ll explore a variety of challenging scenarios – deciding on the most effective ways to handle each. Then we’ll share those strategies and techniques across the groups. We’ll do this several times so that you gain exposure to a wide range of situations and approaches.
Examples of some of the Scenario's you might discuss include:
  • Sponsors changing their minds too frequently
  • Influencing change within your Scrum team
  • Maintaining a connection to the "Big Picture"
  • Not having sufficient time to do ALL aspects of your role
Things that will surface include effective communication, better transparency, improved prioritization and valuation, increasing team collaboration, the importance of vision-setting, approaches for stakeholder management, and generally key aspects of the role and responsibilities of effective product ownership.
You’ll leave this hands-on session a better and much more situational Product Owner.

Learning Outcomes:
  • A quick reminder of the key roles & responsibilities of product owners - including the intersection with other roles
  • A simple conversation framework for initiating crucial conversations
  • A set of tips for more effective communication
  • Solid practice at engaging in situational conversations (common and challenging) for product owners

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Bob Galen

Principal Agile Coach, Agile Moose
Bob Galen is an Agile Practitioner, Trainer & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards agile methods of working. Bob has been doing that since the late 1990s, so he’s deeply experienced... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 10:45 - 12:00 PDT
Marriott Salon 5