PW*BAWorld Vancouver 2019

October 28-31 | JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER | Vancouver, BC
About PW*BAWorld Vancouver 2019

ProjectWorld*BusinessAnalystWorld is the largest series of conferences for Project Managers and Business Analysis Professionals in North America. These industry leading events feature expert speakers representing every sector, from all reaches of the globe.

From the opening Keynote to the close, PW*BAWorld events offers tangible education and non-stop opportunities to learn. You will leave feeling invigorated and motivated, armed with new skills, tools and techniques that can be immediately applied in your workplace - not to mention an arsenal of new contacts. PW*BAW places great importance in connecting you with others in your community.

Conference Location

JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 0R3

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Here's what we are talking about!
KonMari your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
By Jennifer Forrest
Don’t Assume You’re Creating Value – Prove It!
By Mathias Eifert
Being the Product Owner Proxy
By Jennifer Forrest
KonMari your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
By Jennifer Forrest
Presentation time
October 29th
1:30p.m.
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Have you tidied up your personal life with Marie Kondo and now wondering now how to apply the principles of tidying guru Marie Kondo’s #KonMari method to your work life? Learn how to make your product better by the life changing magic of tidying up your backlog.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of simplicity and how it relates to the product backlog
  • Understand how the KonMari tidying up method can be applied in the context of a product backlog and the steps to take to get started
  • Describe how to “store” product backlog items to increase visibility and facilitate decision-making
Don’t Assume You’re Creating Value – Prove It!
By Mathias Eifert
Presentation time
October 28th
11:15a.m.
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Does your organization find it hard to determine “the right thing” to build? Agile methods offer few guidelines on how to translate organizational goals and customer needs into the backlog’s content and relative priorities so Agile teams may end up building “the wrong thing right.” Lean Discovery expands Agile’s “inspect and adapt” feedback loops to systematically identify and validate assumptions about your product’s value proposition, with significant implications for planning and budgeting.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that Agile alone doesn't address how to determine the right thing to build
  • Learn how to determine and validate feature value using Lean learning loops
  • Examine the impact of uncertainty about project value on risk management and project planning
Being the Product Owner Proxy
By Jennifer Forrest
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The Product Owner (PO) on an Agile team is meant to serve as the voice of the customer. As such, they are meant to prioritize work for the team based on customer-value. The PO must be empowered to prioritize the backlog and make far-reaching decisions. In an ideal world, PO is a full-time role and is co-located with the Agile team. However, since this person is also often a business Subject Matter Expert (SME), they usually have a myriad of other responsibilities that minimize their availability to the team. This is when someone other than the true PO is tapped to play the role, and that someone is often the BA. In this session, we will visit different scenarios in which a Proxy Product Owner exists and steps to take to ensure the team focus is still on continuous deliver and customer value.

KonMari your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
By Jennifer Forrest

Have you tidied up your personal life with Marie Kondo and now wondering now how to apply the principles of tidying guru Marie Kondo’s #KonMari method to your work life? Learn how to make your product better by the life changing magic of tidying up your backlog.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of simplicity and how it relates to the product backlog
  • Understand how the KonMari tidying up method can be applied in the context of a product backlog and the steps to take to get started
  • Describe how to “store” product backlog items to increase visibility and facilitate decision-making
Don’t Assume You’re Creating Value – Prove It!
By Mathias Eifert

Does your organization find it hard to determine “the right thing” to build? Agile methods offer few guidelines on how to translate organizational goals and customer needs into the backlog’s content and relative priorities so Agile teams may end up building “the wrong thing right.” Lean Discovery expands Agile’s “inspect and adapt” feedback loops to systematically identify and validate assumptions about your product’s value proposition, with significant implications for planning and budgeting.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that Agile alone doesn't address how to determine the right thing to build
  • Learn how to determine and validate feature value using Lean learning loops
  • Examine the impact of uncertainty about project value on risk management and project planning
Being the Product Owner Proxy
By Jennifer Forrest

The Product Owner (PO) on an Agile team is meant to serve as the voice of the customer. As such, they are meant to prioritize work for the team based on customer-value. The PO must be empowered to prioritize the backlog and make far-reaching decisions. In an ideal world, PO is a full-time role and is co-located with the Agile team. However, since this person is also often a business Subject Matter Expert (SME), they usually have a myriad of other responsibilities that minimize their availability to the team. This is when someone other than the true PO is tapped to play the role, and that someone is often the BA. In this session, we will visit different scenarios in which a Proxy Product Owner exists and steps to take to ensure the team focus is still on continuous deliver and customer value.