Time: August 16, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Mercer Island Community Center
Street: 8236 SE 24th Street
City/Town: Mercer Island, WA
Website or Map: http://pmc201208.eventbrite.c…
Event Type: education, networking
Organized By: Product Management Consortium
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2012
Agile is a great product development process that offers certain advantages over traditional development methodologies. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and sometimes things go awry, really awry. Your heart races. You can’t sleep. You feel like you are in a Wes Craven movie – A Nightmare on Agile Street.
Take comfort! You are not alone! The Product Management Consortium has gathered a panel of Agile experts who will share their horror stories and help you deal with yours. Beyond the gruesome details, they will talk about how they were able to mitigate the horror and offer lessons learned.
Register at http://pmc201208.eventbrite.com/
Linda Merrick Linda is a co-founder and Partner of Pivotal Product Management, a local training and consulting firm that helps companies get products to market more effectively. Leveraging a long career in product management in local companies including Who’s Calling, N2H2, WRQ, and Captura Software, Linda now focuses her efforts on helping product managers in larger software development organizations adopt Agile methods. Puget Sound Business Journal’s TechFlash named Linda in its 2009 list of the Top Women in the Seattle Tech Industry. She also is the 2007 recipient of AIPMM’s Excellence in Product Management Education Award. Linda is also a charter member of PMC!
Irina Menn is a Certified Product Manager with over 14 years of industry experience bringing winning products to market. Mrs. Menn is an expert in go-to-market strategy, user-centered product design, and business scalability, specializing in implementing Lean and Agile business management best practices. She is currently employed by Mercent Corp. Mrs. Menn is an active speaker and mentor with Lean Startup Machine, and instructor at UW Software Product Management certification course.
Adam Yuret has been working in traditional and agile project frameworks for over 13 years in the software industry. He's currently an independent consultant at Context Driven Agility helping teams achieve agility through application of lean principles. Over the years he's collected enough horror stories to have been called a "critic of agile" but he insists he has no aversion to frequent delivery of awesomeness, at a sustainable pace, while reacting to change and respecting people" which is /his/ definition of "agile".
Dan Williams is an experienced Traditional as well as Agile project manager, coach, trainer and consultant with over 30 years of IT experience. He believes strongly in the servant-leader model and seeks to model the behaviors of encouragement, trust and respect which are vital to high performance team building. He is a College instructor in Project Management, a Scrum Master, and Agile team and organizational transformation leader. He is a certified Scrum Master & Scrum Practitioner, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner and Project Management Professional (PMP) from SolutionsIQ