Many of you know me as a frequent participant in the product management community on Twitter, and as an organizer of ProductCamps. After participating on the organizing committee of four ProductCamp unconferences in Austin and two in Atlanta, I’ve just submitted my first session proposal for a ProductCamp — this one for ProductCamp Atlanta. I’m excited to contribute more, in a different way, to the product management and ProductCamp communities.
My topic is “Agile Product Management and the Product Owner Role – A Town Hall.” This talk is in response to the ongoing confusion that exists as engineering teams have moved to agile frameworks, while product management struggles to figure out how it can fit in. In my view, the benefits to the business of agile frameworks are equal to if not greater than those delivered to engineering, so it is in product management’s interest to optimize this evolution.
Some of my views can be found in earlier posts. I’ve touched on the confusion on several occasions in the past: