FrAgile - Like Agile, but Better! and Worse!

  • March 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Hardly anyone adopts 100% of agile methodologies like Scrum and Extreme Programming.  These processes are usually used sporadically and inconsistently. They are usually more of a suggestion than a process. However, most of us believe in the Agile Manifesto and try to adopt modern techniques. Glen Lipka has helped evolve the process at Marketo from their first process through to the current one supporting 375 employees.  Hear about the evolution and the lessons learned at one of big success stories of Silicon Valley. You'll hear stories about:

  • Release cadence
  • Documentation
  • QA
  • Project Management
  • Roadmaps
  • Desk arrangements
  • Knowledge Management
  • and more...

This will be an interactive session, so please bring stories about your own process evolution.  We will have breakout sessions to talk about what works and doesn't in Agile.



6:30 - 7:00   Arrive, Sign in, Eat Food, Talk

---------Use White Board to Post Topics, Questions, Jobs & Seekers

7:00 - 7:15   Welcome from Cindy & 1 minute pitches: positions available/who is seeking

---------Use form to share

7:30 - 8:45  Glen leads discussion

8:30 - 9:00   Breakout Sessions


About Glen Lipka 

Glen Lipka is the Vice President of User Experience at Marketo where he was the first non-founder employee that ran product management and UX for several years of the company’s development. Prior to Marketo, Glen was a Senior UI Designer at Intuit, Director of User Experience at Adchemy and started his career running a thirty-person web development company in NYC during the Internet bubble. Glen has been a pioneer in websites and web applications for over 15 years, pushing the envelope in interactivity on public facing websites to Rich Internet Applications (RIA) for businesses.  He speaks frequently on all aspects of building great products on the web, including NYU Stern School of Business and Stanford University.

View Glen's presentations online. For more details, visit Glen's LinkedIn profile and blog. Listen to Glen on ProdMgmtTalk podcast:


Thanks to our San Mateo location host and food sponsor!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Could I possibly share a ride with someone to this event? I will be coming from Mountain View. If I could maybe get a ride to and from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station, I would really appreciate it! I can offer some beer or snacks in return!

    March 20, 2013

    • Cindy F S.

      So glad it worked out for you and Dan to attend!

      March 21, 2013

  • Dan C.

    PM of Edmodo looking to improve communication.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Cindy F S.

      Thanks for sharing how you transitioned into Product Management at Edmodo!

      March 21, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    I really enjoyed this event! Glen's presentation was real, interesting, and very topical. So glad I made the trip up from the Santa Cruz area.

    March 21, 2013

    • Cindy F S.

      Wow, didn't realized you traveled so far to join us! Thanks, Jeff!

      March 21, 2013

  • Cindy F S.

    Glen Lipka gave a real life perspective of how product development has progressed and occurs at Marketo, what works and how the culture trumps process with A players, no cubicles, and interrupt for excellence and enthusiasm.

    March 20, 2013

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