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Tuesday, July 29 • 10:45 - 12:00
Get The Liars in the Same Room - Establishing a Consistent Understanding of Priority (Kupe Kupersmith, Kent McDonald) LIMITED

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The role of Product Owner is very difficult, especially when they have to satisfy varying and potentially conflicting needs of a diverse group of stakeholders. Often stakeholders have different communication styles, interaction styles and varying levels of project support ranging from champion to saboteur. This task becomes even more difficult when the person filling the Product Owner role is in a position where they can arbitrarily make decisions about what features get developed next without the support of those stakeholders.



In this interactive session Kupe and Kent describe two techniques to aid the collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders to reach a single direction for the delivery team that the stakeholders will support. These techniques include determining and using Decision Filters to focus in on the appropriate features to deliver; and an an improvisation technique “Yes, and...” that keeps conversations with smart, experienced, strong willed, and sometime opinionated stakeholders positive and effective.



Come to "Get the Liars in the Same Room" so that you can immediately try these techniques and see if they can help you develop support among your stakeholders.

Speakers
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Kupe Kupersmith

President, B2T Training
Kupe Kupersmith, President, B2T Training, possesses over 15 years of experience of practicing business analysis in various industries. If that’s not enough, he is also an experienced improvisational comedian. With this combined experience he has been helping teams become high performing teams by focusing on applying improvisation skills to improve communication and collaboration. As the president of B2T Training, Kupe uses his these skills to... Read More →
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Kent McDonald

Agile Practice Lead, B2T Training
Kent J. McDonald uncovers better ways of delivering value by doing it and helping others do it. His more than 15 years of experience include work in business analysis, strategic planning, project management, and product development in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, performance marketing, human services, nonprofit, and automotive. He is active in the business analysis and agile software development... Read More →



Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:45 - 12:00
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