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Monday, August 6 • 14:00 - 15:15
Scaling Product Backlogs to All Levels of the Enterprise: What, Who and How? (Candase Hokanson) POPULAR

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As companies roll out Agile to their entire enterprise, they often run into issues of scaling product ownership from the team level (with one team and one Product Owner[PO]) to the program or even portfolio level. Figuring out how to manage the product backlogs across the organization, especially in terms of dependencies, can be a monumental feat. Some of the questions that companies find themselves asking are: “How does the product backlog scale?” “Who should manage the backlog at each level?” and “What are some tools that POs at each level can use to manage their respective backlogs?”
In this talk, we'll have a guided discussion about some of the more popular approaches on the market for scaling product ownership for program and portfolio analysis, discuss some rules of thumb for how to scale the backlog and who should fill what roles and, finally, share how using visual models can help in understanding dependencies and value across all levels of the enterprise.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how major scaling methods scale the product backlog
  • Understand the main criteria for filling the PO type role at each level backlog
  • Understand how visual models and scale from product to program and portfolio backlog management.


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Candase Hokanson

Senior Product Manager, Seilevel
Candase Hokanson is a Senior Product Manager at Seilevel and a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner who trains and Coaches, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and business analysts on Agile approaches as well as championing products in those roles for clients. She works with teams to unite... Read More →

Monday August 6, 2018 14:00 - 15:15 PDT
Balboa/Mission Hills