Chris is the product samurai. His passion and drive have always gravitated to the creation, development, and introduction of innovative products or services. Over the years he has experienced, hands-on, what it takes to succeed (and fail) in business.
He was a product manager at large enterprises like Thales, fast moving consumer goods like TomTom, a variety of startups and international players like Saab. His broad technical background includes real-time software development, system engineering but also electronics and martial arts.
Chris is on a mission to “change the way people think about creating products so profoundly that they cannot imagine going back to the old way.” He does this by training, coaching, public speaking and as author of the best seller: “The Product Samurai”.
Title of paper: From Product Owner to Product Samurai
Summary of paper:
Agile transformation does not mean more effectiveness. We adopt a new way of working but what does it take to reap the benefits? How can the small (Scrum) team beat the incumbent competitor? How can a new product outgrow the company’s flagship product? How can a 7 year old judoka throw a much larger and stronger opponent?
Using the principles of Judo we explore what makes Agile product development effective. We make a deep dive in the character traits and behavior of the product owner and finally we look at the environment, what do you need to build products, companies and people to dominate your competitors.
This lightweight talk will offer practical solutions and insights on how to become a better Product Owner, Product Manager or anyone responsible for setting out a Product Strategy.