When Trying to Figure Out What Is Worth Building Backfires -Stefan Wolpers, Agile on the Beach 2018

Revisit Stefan Wolpers 2018 Agile On The Beach presentation entitled ‘When Trying to Figure Out What Is Worth Building Backfires’.

Stefan asks, who would reject the idea that identifying what is valuable, usable, and feasible is a useless product strategy? Particularly, when resources are scarce, and the competition is breathing down your neck?

So, given that we all agree on the goal, how come then that product discovery is so often plagued by issues that defy common sense?

In this session Stefan takes a dive into various anti-patterns, from ‘we know what to build’ via loving the solution to, ‘engineers are too expensive to talk to call center agents, the BAs can handle that.’

Agile coach, scrum master in Berlin. XSCALE Alliance steward and Business Agility Coach. Stefan also curates the weekly ”Food for Agile Thought” newsletter on best posts on agile and lean methodologies and product management—with 13,000-plus subscribers the largest of its kind. (See also @AgeOfProduct.)

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With over 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

For more details visit www.agileonthebeach.com

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