PCT 2010 - Innovation versus stability

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Many PMs have to balance supporting an existing customer base with infrastructure, platform and general enhancements while innovating to increase sales and market share. You can never do it all with the limited resources you have. A facilitated discussion on this topic would be useful

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PCT 2010 - Innovation versus stability

  1. 1. Innovation vs. Stability<br />Facilitated discussion:<br />How to balance innovation vs. stability with limited resources<br />Chris Eben<br />Director, product management<br />Actuate Corporation<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Who and Why
  3. 3. Why we should talk about this
  4. 4. Starting with my story
  5. 5. Some points for discussion</li></ul>Session Agenda<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Who are you?
  7. 7. What brings you to this session?</li></ul>Who and Why<br />
  8. 8. Why we should talk about this<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Not a startup anymore
  10. 10. Mature and competitive market place
  11. 11. Large and diverse customer base
  12. 12. Small Development team
  13. 13. SDLC = ½ Agile + ½ Waterfall</li></ul>Starting with my story...<br />
  14. 14. Finding balance<br />Balance<br />Infrastructure Innovation<br />Typical Trajectory<br />Time and # Customers<br />
  15. 15. Does Product Management own stability?<br />Building balance into your roadmap<br />Sell infrastructure projects to stakeholders<br />More Features ≠ Innovation<br />Finding the Balance<br />
  16. 16. Can innovation be process-driven? <br />Does innovation have to be driven by the typically chaotic environments of startups? <br />How can large companies innovate?<br />Is Agile methodology the silver bullet?<br />Any experiences of using Agile methodology to drive innovation? <br />What works and what does not?<br />Finding the Balance<br />
  17. 17. Twitter<br />@ceben<br />#pct2010 AND #balance<br />www.eben.ca<br />I’ll blog about this discussion<br />chris@eben.ca<br />Email me with follow-up thoughts/questions<br />Keep the conversation going<br />

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