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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 …

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