Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Organizations and products are failing at an alarmingly high rate in today’s challenging markets. It is more important than ever that we are able to implement our strategy as effectively as possible. But this is not the full story, for an organization to achieve its strategic objectives, we need great products that continuously deliver value to their customers.

This webinar will introduce the strategy implementation circle showing the role of products in support of an organization implementing strategy. The webinar will highlight the need for organizations to use an iterative approach to product development and strategy execution. The approach will be supported by a successful example and case study as well as by constant reference to the relationship between products and projects, and product owners/managers and project managers. 

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

The presentation will consist of a presentation using polls, examples, and chat discussion.

Learning Outcome

The outcomes are:

  • Define the strategy implementation circle
  • Design a project execution approach to support product development
  • Describe how project

Target Audience

Product Owners, Product Managers, Project Managers, SCRUM Masters

Prerequisites for Attendees

None

Video


schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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