"Hitting the Target" - Business Value in Mission-Focused Organizations


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Product owners often juggle competing demands when trying to prioritize work streams. That must answer the question, “What options will derive the most value?” That question is especially challenging in mission-oriented organizations like government and other non-commercial organizations for whom the impact of software isn’t primarily measured in terms of revenue.

In this session participants will take the role of product-owners in an interactive simulation to explore these question of how to make decisions about investments to deliver mission and business value. We’ll by examine the impact of these decisions on the performance of organizations in changing environments, and discuss approaches.

5:30 - meet and greet
5:45 - introductions and kick off
6:00 - workshop
7:30 - adjourn

About the Speakers:

David Kane brings over 25 years of IT experience with a focus on software development. He has been leading and coaching teams through Agile approaches since 2001. He has created several workshops, games and simulations to enable experiential learning on topics including Agile planning, testing, product ownership, and enjoys adapting and facilitating the other great games and simulations created by others in the community. He is co-author of the book Software Architecture: Organizational Principles and Patterns, as well as many other articles, and presentations and on software development. ( Link to https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-kane-2a1263/ )

Deepak Srinivasan is a Scrum Master, Software Engineer and Software Architect who particularly values planning, collaboration, delivery, improvement and reflection in knowledge work. He has deep experience in the full stack of software development having his roots in Computer Science and has spent the last two decades applying his expertise to delivering high-assurance software systems in the biotech and financial domains. He is constantly in search of tools and techniques that can be applied to deliver world class quality software and to that end, he has applied components from Design Patterns, eXtreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban and Lean. (Link to https://www.linkedin.com/in/srinivasandeepak/ )