Jeff Patton: The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking
About the Session:
We all know what a product is. We buy and use them all the time. But, what does it mean where you work? Why is there so much resistance to creating great products where you work? This talk focuses on how to recognize the mindset that gets in the way of effective product design and development. You may be guilty of the mindset yourself. I know I am. We’ll talk about how to recognize when you, your leadership and the processes you use have slipped into anti-product mode. And, give you ideas on what you can do to fight it.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Jeff Patton makes use of over 20 years of product design and development experience to help companies create great products. Jeff started in software development in the early 90s as a project leader and senior developer for a small software product company. There he learned that well written code, and fast delivery isn’t the secret to success, it’s just table stakes. It’s actually deep understanding of your customers and users coupled with a desire to create a product that is really valuable to them that makes the biggest difference. In 2000 Jeff worked as a product manager at one of the first companies adopting Extreme Programming. It was there he built a strong appreciation for the discipline that Agile thinking brings to software development and a deep concern for what seemed to be left out, specifically good product thinking. Since then Jeff has been an evangelist championing the inclusion of strong product design and user experience practice in Agile development. Today Jeff teaches and coaches a contemporary blend of practice that incorporates Lean and Lean Startup and Design Thinking all directed at helping organizations build products their customers love. Jeff is a Certified Scrum Trainer, and winner of the Agile Alliance’s 2007 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Development. Jeff is known for coining the term Story Mapping to describe a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing site of the big picture. His O’Reilly book on Story Mapping helps thousands of people learn to use stories on Agile projects.
February 23, 2022, 3:00PM - 4:00PM EST
SEP - Westfield, IN