For the last 20+ years we’ve all been diligently working to agile our way to product success. Indeed, developing iteratively and applying agile methodologies has helped our industry make huge strides. At times, however, it has also led us to focus on the wrong things.
In this talk we’ll discuss how inherent gaps in common agile methodologies have led to poor product strategy, flawed definition, and ultimately, subpar execution. We will highlight these gaps, hear real life stories of this impacts on organizations, and learn how to avoid falling into these traps when developing our products.
Anne Steiner is the Vice President of Product Agility at Cprime. Anne and her team help companies of all shapes and sizes transform from traditional, project-thinking to being product-driven organizations that emphasize technical agility and continuous learning. In her role, she sets up cross-team discovery cadences, scales product thinking in large organizations, and teaches and mentors stakeholders in leadership and product roles.
Anne has more than 20 years’ experience in tech, working as a developer, product manager, coach, and executive. She excels at helping people in product and delivery roles act as a single team, working together for the benefit of the customer.
Anne also actively promotes building communities of practitioners in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and frequently speaks at national and regional events.