Karim Harbott

The terms product and business strategy are used a lot, often in ways that are distinctly unstrategic. A set of objectives, initiatives, or OKRs while potentially useful, do not form a coherent strategy.

As Product Owners, it is your job to ensure not just that the right product is being built and for whom, but also that there is a viable business model around it, and that there is sufficient uniqueness to allow it to succeed against its competitors. In this talk, we will cover the integrated set of strategic choices Product Owners must make so outthink, and out-deliver, the competition.

This talk is for Product Owners, product leaders, and product-focused coaches who enjoy delighting customers with amazing products.

Heidi J. Musser

This talk introduces the agile mindset and essential principles for people and organizations to master to thrive in the world of digital disruption. It also addresses the critical considerations for transforming cultures and designing new eco-systems to rapidly adapt to constant change, which may be the single greatest competitive advantage in the 21st century.

To thrive in a world of digital disruption and continuous change, we must become Agile.

Sohrab Salimi

Ever heard and agile coach say the following about the role of managers in an organization: "Managers should just empower the teams and get out of the way."

This sounds a lot like: "We do not need these managers at all as they do not deliver any value."

That might be true if we look at how bad managers do their job. But it is certainly not true if we look at some of the best managers.

Being a medical doctor in my first career, I saw first-hand what incredible value attending physicians brought to young doctors like me, to the patients, and to the hospital.

I learned that, great leaders do not get out of the way... they pave the way for you, they set the boundaries within which you can take decisions, and they support you when your stuck in analysis paralysis.

Amy Burtaine & Samuel Wakefield

In this session, you’ll learn more about Managing Equitably, a 2-part live virtual manager training by DEI Works, which has reached thousands of managers across industries like yours, and might be the right lever to help your organization achieve its DEI goals.

We’ll cover:
- Why (even industry-leading) manager trainings fail to materially improve conditions;
- What Managing Equitably is, and how it works;
- The results achieved by organizations implementing Managing Equitably, including (1) reductions in race/gender inequities in outcomes, (2) improvements in workplace conditions, and (3) positive changes in manager beliefs, behaviors, and ability to work effectively across lines of race, gender, and other lines of difference;
- How to bring Managing Equitably to your org, what to expect, and where to start;
- Answers to your questions, from our team of experienced facilitators, designers, and program evaluation experts.