The Agile Alliance approved a new program – Analysis and Product Management in Agile! I included the full announcement below.
Based on this, we have a great group who we are going to be running an Agile Open Jam at the BBC Conference in Las Vegas in a few weeks. If you are heading that way – check it out!
A bit of the Background
My recollection… and some links to Twitter for any of these fine people you may want to follow (HINT HINT).
There has been a lot of things happening over the last 6 months – including an unconference organized earlier in the year in New York by Gojko Adzic (@gojkoadzi). There were a number of great folks who attended. Lots of learning and exploring in the product space.
From there things have moved in a few directions and I’m 100% sure I do not know all of them! A few of us found ourselves up late one evening at the Agile 2013 Conference in Nashville – and the topic of what is next came up. That group was Kent McDonald, Jeffrey Davidson, Inger Dickson, Kupe Kupersmith, and myself. Then more conversations went on with Chris Matts (highly recommend his book Commitment BTW) and Leslie Morse.
Kent and Ellen Gottesdiener (update: Read Ellen’s Post on the Agile Open Jam at #BBCCon) really got this nailed down and finalized – so thank them if you run across them in your travels or tweeting. I’m sure I am missing others as well.