Agile is killing me! - Managing your time when development goes Agile
When software engineering transforms to an Agile methodology, big changes are in store for Product Managers. The planning process becomes a regular occurrence instead of a once-a-year event. The requirements process morphs from lots of documentation up front to continuous conversations and progressive elaboration. All of these changes can wreak havoc on a Product Manager's schedule and can blur the lines of responsibility beyond recognition. The workload can increase more than 60%, especially if you have both Product Manager and Product Owner responsibilities.
In this session we will share successful techniques to adapt to Agile including: dealing with role conflict, adapting to global engineering teams, and organizational models. This will be presented in a Town Hall format, where the audience will also be invited to offer their best practices for each of the challenges discussed.
Paul Brownell leads the Software Process practice for Growth Acceleration Partners, a management consulting and outsourcing firm headquartered in Austin. Paul is an experienced software executive and practitioner of Agile methods since 2001. As Product Line Director at BMC Software, Paul successfully led SCRUM teams distributed across India, Israel, and the United States.