Michal Vallo

Michal Vallo

Agile Coach, Trainer, Manager and CEO, Aguarra, Czech and Slovak Republics

New Profession - Product Owner – key ingredient of successful Agile project

What does it mean being Agile in modern business world? What’s the role of Product Owner about and why we need it? In the presentation we will set briefly the description of modern agile environment and define boundaries of what is agile not. We will look and transformation of product management within these boundaries and how the success is being defined and achieved. We will look at the new profession of Product Owner, the key player in the creation of successful product or service. We will look at its responsibilities and competencies and why the role is important for success. All this will be accompanied by several examples of most typical configurations within org charts of organizations. And finally we will learn what we need to create such a role, where we can find suitable candidate and what are challenges and pitfalls related to this role.

Target audience: CEO, management, product management, project management, scrum teams

Presentation to downlaod: PDF (2,69MB)

About Michal Vallo

Michal has managed first Scrum project in Czech Republic. He has more than 15 years of experience in management of technology based companies and in project management. He specializes in supporting organization while adopting agile techniques to improve performance of their development teams, speed up product development, management of innovations and corporate culture. As very first he started to build up agile know-how for Czech and Slovak IT industry through establishment of education system and foundation of education and certification center Aguarra. He has founded Czecho-Slovak community of agile enthusiasts Agilia. As a consultant and coach of agile methodologies he works also for companies in Slovakia, Germany, Hungary and Sweden. He loves to travel and visits innovative companies worldwide. For his passion he has visited almost 60 countries. Michal holds master degree in Electrical Engineering by University of Zilina and gained his MBA at Open University Business School in Milton Keynes, UK.

Workshop: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) in Schedule section