11:35 am – 12:35 pm |
| Room: Grand Oaks AB
11:35 am – 12:35 pm | Presentation | Room: Grand Oaks AB
Minimally Marketable Features Applied in a Lean Startup
See a real world example of the application of minimally marketable features. Further, see how feature flow can be managed using kanban and decoupled from the individual practices being used by the engineering teams (scrum in this case). The intended format is a combination of presentation and Q&A for gaining specific insights into practical application on the ground. Also attendees can learn about how to use measurement to assess progress empirically.
The Project Lockhart team was stacked with high performers and chartered with a clear mission, to simplify, unify, and orchestrate firewall security policy, for Cisco security products, from the cloud. We had organized around core agile principles, choosing scrum, and were executing one week sprints with two teams. The team had embraced CI/CD, delivering sprint increments every week to production in the cloud. We had supportive and engaged leadership. We were ready to build. The challenge we faced was as mundane as it was difficult to solve in practice. There was a lot of pressure on the team to execute and this coupled with inadequate backlog decomposition and refinement practices resulted in churn, inefficiency, and lack of alignment.
- How to develop Minimally Marketable Features
- How to use Minimally Marketable Features to develop a Product Backlog/Roadmap
- How to measure progress at the program level using Minimally Marketable Features
CEO and Co-founder
An innovative and engaging leader, Rob is the co-founder and CEO of FrohmanLevy, a company focused on bringing digital transformation and self-sustainable improvement through cultural assessment and alignment. He believes that understanding who you are is key to identifying what you need. Rob is deeply passionate about companies executing with excellent efficiency. His ability to identify the core of a company's potential and needs drove him to create a company that allows him to share this expertise.
Trained as an electrical engineer, Rob blends his experience in software engineering, product development and agile and lean practices with strong leadership and management to bring alignment to complex environments. A natural systems thinker, Rob's work as the head of Agility Transformation for Fortune 500 companies has led to the successful integration of agile and lean practices and brings organizational alignment and growth to team, program and portfolio levels.
An avid skier, hiker and musician, Rob also believes in sharing his passion and knowledge of agile and lean practices. You can often find Rob at his meetup, ?K?endall Square Agilists Meetup?, in Cambridge, MA.
Robert's 2018 Presentations:
- Minimally Marketable Features Applied in a Lean Startup
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (11:35 am – 12:35 pm)