Agile London with CompareTheMarket.Com - Thursday 9th November
- Posted: 01/11/2017
We are pleased to announce the next installment of Agile London on Thursday 9th November, which will be hosted at the CtM offices in Old Street. The talks will be covering all things project management.
Comparethemarket.com are probably as well known for those fuzzy-faced meerkats which grace our screens as their insurance comparison offers; but they do lots more. CtM believes in developing talent and looking after the people that work with them. On a mission to create slick, responsive webpages for their site, they are similarly committed to improving customer experiences for millions of users as they go. There’s no doubt that they are passionate about what they do as CtM are keen advocates of learning, collaborating and sharing…as well as challenging each other every now and then!
We will be joined on the night by Product Management Expert Roman Pichler of Pichler Consulting who will be talking about agile product roadmaps. Whilst they are powerful tools, Roman says that applying them in an agile context can be challenging. He’ll question how it’s possible to create a realistic roadmap when markets and technologies change unexpectedly. In addition to: Who should be involved in road-mapping activities and who owns the roadmap? How do the product roadmap and the product backlog relate? How can we build a longer term plan when agile teams commit to no more than four weeks? Find out how he answers these questions and gain valuable insight into the practical tips he’s set up to achieve success using roadmaps.
From here we’ll jump into relationship optimization with Peter Earl, Head of Product, and Zan Buchanan, Senior Project Manager at CtM. Together they'll be exploring the relationship between the product and delivery teams to demonstrate how important it is to be sure it’s maintained thus ensuring the product vision and roadmaps are executed successfully. They’ll bring to life best practice tips crucial for success through sharing details of their own roles and experiences.
There will be time to challenge these working practices and to ask your questions. If you are keen to attend, saving your seat for the evening is as simple as joining our Agile London group on our Meetup page. Events of this type are free for all to attend and as our kind hosts will be providing refreshments, we ask that you consider donating to our charity parter, Code Club.
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