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We’re bringing together a panel of Agile and Product Management experts to answer all your questions!

Have questions on how to improve team velocity? Want to know whether to get certified by the Scrum Alliance or Looking for practical tips and tricks you can try with your Agile team? If so, then this is the session for you! Our panel of experts is ready to share what has made them so successful as Agile and Product leaders.

6:30 - 7 pm: Networking! Come meet with your fellow Product and aspiring Product people before the session. Food and Drinks provided!
7 - 8 pm : Panel Discussion and Q&A
8 - 8:30 pm: Meet with the panelists and more networking


Lee Allison ( has been involved in IT since leaving the US Navy in 95 an has performed project management roles in the largest corporations in the world. A decade ago he ran into, and fell in love with agile practices when he saw how much of a difference agile can make in people's work lives. He currently lives and practices in Austin, TX.

Reese Schmit ( is an Agile Coach at Agile Velocity who loves helping organizations increase customer value, transparency, and collaboration, and to motivate teams to continuously improve. Her varied experience in the software industry has taught her to frame problems from different perspectives and drive change through empathy.

Tracy Whitehill ( is a true Agile expert with extensive experience as a ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Agile Coach. She is currently a Sr Agile Coach & ScrumMaster at Whole Foods Market.

Dan Corbin ( is a Sr. Director of Product Management at Return Path. He’s a Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Professional with over 15 years of product development experience. Dan is also the founder of The Product League meetup, co-organizer of the Agile Austin Product SIG, instructor for Agile Austin U, and a frequent contributor to other local meetups.


Ben Messner ( is a Product Manager at Return Path and founder of The Reflection Ritual Journal ( His vast experience at the intersection people and product has allowed him to help organizations scale by improving strategy, building capacity, and shaping culture. Ben’s current work focuses on bringing innovative products to market for small to mid-sized companies, and providing team solutions based on StrengthsFinder insights.

Product SIG Info:
More information and communication may be found at the SIG's Google Group:!forum/agile-austin-product-sig. Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin.
Directions and Parking Info:

General Assembly is located in the WeWork offices at 600 Congress Avenue, 14th Floor Austin, TX 78701.

Here are options if you prefer a garage:

AMPCO System Parking | 700 Lavaca St. (entrance on 5th St.)
Mon-Sun 8pm - 8am

ACE Parking | 560 W 7th St. (between San Antonio and Nueces)
Mon-Fri 6pm - 6am, Sat-Sun 24hrs

LAZ Parking | 673 Colorado St. (between 6th and 7th)
Mon-Sun 6pm - 6am

ABM Parking Services | 301 N Congress Ave. (entrance on Brazos, between 3rd and 4th)
Mon-Wed 5pm - 8am

On-Street Parking Meters | $1 per hour
Wednesday - Friday 8am - 12 Midnight

Seating is limited!

Please make sure that you are able to attend this session. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend, so please only sign up if you are committed to attending.

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