The Priority Game & Data eats Hippos

Agile Holland
Agile Holland
Public group
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Agenda:[masked] Food & drinks
[masked] Pitch of our sponsor Zilverline
[masked] The Priority Game
[masked] Short Break
[masked] Data eats Hippos
[masked] Drinks

The Priority Game:
A new game to take your product ownership a step further. The Priority Game is an interactive exercise to get the most out of your stakeholders and make your life as a Product Owner a lot easier. And your product may ship earlier too!

Data eats Hippos: Many organizations try to be more data driven in their decision making. Some go as far as adopting Objectives, and Key Results (OKRs) throughout the organization. This technique was pioneered at Intel, but is best known for its implementation at Google, and the ‘Measure What Matters’ book from John Doerr.
Another pioneer and thought leader in this area is Tom Gilb, sometimes called the grandfather of Agile. He proposes adopting a formal Planning language (or Planguage), and his own EVO method, as described in his ‘Competitive Engineering’ book.
The key ideas of Tom can also be applied in a Scrum setting. You will learn how to get a clear understanding of what it is your stakeholders value, and how to quantify that. And how to reflect that in your Product Backlog, so you can make better decisions, based on the priorities of multiple stakeholders.

Speakers are Michael Franken & Bas van der Hoek.

Michael Franken is a Certified Scrum Trainer and experienced Software Engineer. He coaches management and development teams in Agile processes and principles. He has worked together with Jeff Sutherland, Gabrielle Benefield, Henrik Kniberg and Tobias Mayer. Michael is an experienced and practice-oriented Enterprise Architect who continuously strives to deliver quality and productivity. He combines his technical capacities with a sense of business and entrepreneurship.

Bas van der Hoek is an enthusiastic Agile trainer and coach, with deep experience in software from the development, operations, and management sides. As a trainer, he uses live visualization techniques to create an engaging learning experience. As a coach, he is practical and no-nonsense, and leads by example in modern development, testing, and deployment techniques.