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The agile community has made great strides in improving the quality and speed of product delivery, evolving toward continuous delivery. What about product discovery? Can we align continuous product delivery with continuous product delivery? It is possible to overcome the immutable fact that product requirements are the source of so much uncertainty and waste? Can we balance satisfying customers with improving product viability through continuous product discovery? 

In my work with many product and engineering organizations, I have learned some key principles and practices that enlighten and energize product discovery. These include setting product context, clarifying outcomes and validation tests, amplifying collaboration, using Structured Conversations with Discovery Boards, and injecting visual models—with and beyond stories and story maps—to build shared understanding of the product. Indeed, agile discovery can accelerate delivery and help build better high-value products. 

About your Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting, focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility. Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations. 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements, frequent speaker, and works with clients globally. In her spare time, she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative. You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 

***This webinar/talk can be claimed for 1 PDU (under Category: B-Continuing Education) for 2 years from the date of the Talk, until 5/4/2020!***
5/4/2018 1:00 PM
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1/23/2018 12:00 AM1/23/2018 3:30 PM
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With Microsoft 365, business are able to take a holistic approach to user, device and data security, all packaged under one solution.  In this tech talk, Andrew Bettany, Microsoft MVP, will discuss how Microsoft 365 can bring value and security to businesses and showcase tools including Azure Information Protection, Cloud App Security and Security and Compliance.

Bio:
Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized for his Windows expertise, and author of several publications including Windows exam certification prep and Microsoft official training materials.

Managed the IT Academy at the University of York, UK for 8 years, and now focuses his time training and writing. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Windows deployment and troubleshooting.

He has co-founded the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, www.itmasterclasses.com and is passionate about helping others learn technology. He is a frequent speaker and proctor at Microsoft Ignite conferences worldwide. In 2011 and 2013 he delivered classes in earthquake-hit Haiti to help the community rebuild their technology skills.

Active on social media, Andrew can be found on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter. He lives in a village just outside of the beautiful city of York in Yorkshire (UK).
2/1/2018 4:00 PM6/28/2018 1:00 PM

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