Many companies working hard to be more agile have a strong focus on process but failing to focus on product. This session’s focus is on product over process or project. Differing from sessions about scaling process, we will talk transitioning to product learning by building product teams and product communities. As a vehicle, we will discuss scaling product development in context of three models: one team, one product, many teams and one product, and many teams and a large system (where product varies based on configuration. For each model, we will talk about embracing uncertainty, focusing on measurable impact and accelerating product learning with agile practices and DevOps techniques. The session is for people looking to transition to a product focus and will be helpful individuals, team leads, product managers and anyone looking to evolve from more process to more product and eventually to more impact and more product learning possibly without adding process and by possibly building less of the wrong thing.

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David teaches and coaches product discovery through iterative delivery. He has spent the last 15 years coaching agility and producing products for companies of all sizes around the world. David’s coaching is non-dogmatic and pragmatic. His focus on getting to know a project community allows him to seed self-discovery and avoid falling into the expert trap of simply telling people what they “should do". David spends most of his time with teams, helping them create and validate product ideas and road maps with responsive engineering. He also works with leadership teams to pragmatically introduce the type of lasting agility that fosters innovation and creates a competitive edge.