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How to be a great Product Owner


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As a Product Owner, I’ve learned a ton of lessons to helping my team create something great with cutting edge HTML5, and I thought I’d share those lessons.

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How to be a great Product Owner

  1. 1. HTML5 will rock your world! September 2011 All rights reserved. 2011
  2. 2. Your speaker for today… <ul><li>Andrew K. Tsui </li></ul><ul><li>Currently with Wireless Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Product Owner for the HTML5 Web Assessments platform team </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly a technology consultant with Accenture, and an engagement manager with Endeca </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011
  3. 3. Your choices today <ul><li>Native app or thick client? </li></ul><ul><li>Classic website? </li></ul><ul><li>App shell with web content? </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011
  4. 4. Why does this matter to you? <ul><li>For Product Managers and Marketers: </li></ul><ul><li>One destination, many devices </li></ul><ul><li>Users don’t care about how </li></ul><ul><li>Friction to engagement = loss </li></ul><ul><li>“ Good enough” user experiences </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011
  5. 5. Why and Why Not? <ul><li>N platforms for the price of 1.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Control your monetization </li></ul><ul><li>Bathe in metrics </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011 <ul><li>Emerging spec. + Browser fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>More “chrome” </li></ul><ul><li>More infrastructure costs </li></ul><ul><li>Less device integration </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key capabilities <ul><li>Responsive design through CSS </li></ul><ul><li>The Web that works offline AND online </li></ul><ul><li>Less installation friction </li></ul><ul><li>Linkability </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011
  7. 7. Demos <ul><li>Amazon Cloud Reader: </li></ul><ul><li>The Financial Times: (iOS) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Generation, mCLASS DIBELS: </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011
  8. 8. What I learned <ul><li>Use, don’t abuse, AppCache and LocalStorage </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on responsive design </li></ul><ul><li>Provide exclusive, not inclusive, support </li></ul><ul><li>Scale is hard </li></ul><ul><li>Platform pitfalls (ie. respect “Back”) </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011
  9. 9. Stay in touch! <ul><li>Andrew K. Tsui </li></ul>All rights reserved. 2011 [email_address] @aktually Blog: Email: Twitter: LinkedIn: