ALN-October: "Scaling Product Backlogs to All Levels of the Enterprise: What, Who, and How?"

    October 18, 2018
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Sysco Corporation
    1390 Enclave Parkway
    Houston, TX
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    This meeting is in partnership with ALN Houston Chapter.


    Candase Hokanson
    Seilevel

    Candase Hokanson is a Senior Product Manager at Seilevel and a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner who trains and coaches product owners, scrum masters and business analysts on agile approaches as well as championing products in those roles for clients. She works with teams to unite every team member around the common end goal of delivered business value to save up to millions of dollars in development costs for features that won’t be used or that don’t contribute to the anticipated business value. She also works with clients to help scale their agile practices beyond one team or one pilot to the entire organization.

    This is a joint meeting with Women In Tech International – WITI

     

    Topic Description:

    As companies roll out Agile to their entire enterprise, they often run into issues of scaling product ownership from the team level (with one team and one Product Owner [PO]) to the program or even portfolio level. Figuring out how to manage the product backlogs across the organization, especially in terms of dependencies, can be a monumental feat. Some of the questions that companies find themselves asking are: “How does the product backlog scale?” “Who should manage the backlog at each level?” and “What are some tools that POs at each level can use to manage their respective backlogs?”

    In this talk, we’ll have a guided discussion about some of the more popular approaches on the market for scaling product ownership for program and portfolio analysis, discuss some rules of thumb for how to scale the backlog and who should fill what roles and, finally, share how using visual models can help in understanding dependencies and value across all levels of the enterprise.

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    Parking:
    Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway).
    If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390. 


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