PMIWDC

The Art of "Discovering" Product Features

The Art of "Discovering" Product Features

featuring

Manjit Singh

Founder

Agilious LLC

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Event Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:00am - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
REI Systems Inc.
45335 Vintage Park Plaza
Sterling, Virginia 20166

Product discovery is a process that helps us make sure we're not just creating products that are usable, but also useful. The notion of requirements and design as a sequential, predictable and scheduled phase in a product development process is so ingrained in our industry that it’s often one of the most difficult habits for product organizations to break. Product organizations need to come to terms with the fact that the product invention process is fundamentally a creative process. It is more art than science. The session will present an opportunity to learn techniques in interactive, hands-on exercises.

Manjit Singh is the founder and President of Agilious, a consulting agency specializing in aiding organizations in improving their business agility by applying agile-lean thinking and design to all aspects of their business. Manjit Singh has a deep passion for Agile and Lean with focus on business agility. He has extensive experience shaping product management strategies and developing transformative solutions using Agile and Lean Development methodologies. He has been participating on agile projects since 2000 and has led Agile and Lean adoption and implementations at diverse clients, both public sector and commercial, including several Fortune 500 clients. Manjit is a Certified Agile Expert Coach and holds several key certifications from ScrumAlliance.

PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Technical

Event Keywords

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Tools

Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speaker

Manjit Singh

Agilious LLC
Founder

Manjit Singh is the founder of Agilious LLC, a boutique agile consultancy providing agile consulting, coaching, training and agile based product development. Agilious is dedicated to helping organizations achieve the highest levels of business agility through the pragmatic application of Agile and Lean methods across their entire enterprise. As an ICAgile Certified Expert Agile Coach, Manjit has extensive experience shaping product management strategies and developing transformative solutions using Agile and Lean Development methodologies. He has been participating on agile projects since 2000 and has led Agile and Lean adoption and implementations at diverse clients, both public sector and commercial, including several Fortune 500 clients such as Spirent, Freddie Mac, National Science Foundation, SBA and Department of Labor.

Manjit's recent work is centered on combining Lean principles, the Agile mindset and methods to dramatically improve an organization's agility. He is focused on mastering strategies and effective techniques for change management that "stick" and allow organizations to respond to change and continue to deliver value at high speed and with high quality. He has developed techniques to introduce Scrum to non-technical teams. He speaks frequently at Agile and Scrum industry conferences and events.

Session: 

The Power of Mindsets & Questioning

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” –Albert Einstein

Question Storming is based on the premise that “every question missed is a crisis waiting to happen.” It is a method for discovering those questions to make breakthrough differences in decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, innovation, operational excellence, and culture. It is akin to brainstorming, yet is often more powerful in that it instills the mindset of holding oneself and other accountable for embedding this decision making process in the culture of the organization.

People

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” –Albert Einstein

Question Storming is based on the premise that “every question missed is a crisis waiting to happen.” It is a method for discovering those questions to make breakthrough differences in decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, innovation, operational excellence, and culture. It is akin to brainstorming, yet is often more powerful in that it instills the mindset of holding oneself and other accountable for embedding this decision making process in the culture of the organization.

About the Loudoun Community

PMIWDC is pleased to announce a new Community in Loudoun County: PMIWDC - LC! PMIWDC’s Loudoun luncheons are a series of free brown bag luncheons hosted at the REI Systems Headquarters, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166, conveniently located near the intersection of Route 28 and Route 606, north of the Dulles Airport. The Loudoun Community Luncheons are held every second Monday of the month, unless posted otherwise. In the event of a holiday, the luncheon will be on the third Monday. (Pre-registration is recommended). PMIWDC – Loudoun Community’s goal is to provide members with a convenient forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The Luncheons will feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. This series is made possible by the generous support of REI Systems, a recognized leader in federal grants management systems, full-life cycle software development, and open government and transparency solutions.