Product Ownership is an Impossible Job

Monthly SeaSPIN Meeting

August 6

Free and Open to the Software Engineering & IT Community

Vertafore, 11724 Northeast 195th Street; Bothell, WA 98011

Food & networking from 5:45 to 6:15 (pizza, salad, soda )
Announcements from 6:15 to 6:30
Presentation from 6:30 to 7:45
Q & A from 7:45 to 8:15
Doors close at 8:30

Product Ownership is an Impossible Job 
by Brent Barton, Product Line Director, Rally Software Development

Product Ownership is an impossible job.  Yet, it is arguably vital for successful delivery of value.  This single point of failure does not seem resilient.  During this meeting, I would like to explore your ecosystems, compare the roles Product Owners must take on, and consider various industry perspectives about the business of delivering Products.  Maybe we can put our heads together and find some patterns that will improve our value delivery and connect business folks and technologists more effectively.


Speaker Bio

As former President of Agile Advantage, a product and services company that helps organizations maximize the financial return of Agile software development projects that was recently acquired by Rally Software, Brent has unique insights into the challenges from increased intensity that iterative and incremental development brings to the project portfolio. Brent’s passion for helping individuals, teams and organizations build great software has shown to be a considerable asset for companies he has worked with.  Brent has an extensive background mentoring and guiding whole organizations toward agility. Brent’s background includes development, project management, and senior management.