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October 14, 2020 (Virtual): HOW TO AVOID MANAGING YOUR AGILE PROJECT INTO A CORNER W/Dr. Charles Suscheck

  • 14 Oct 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual (Link will be sent)
  • 30


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You’re trying to get work done faster, so you use an agile approach and focus on creating a minimal viable product (MVP). Unfortunately MVP is frequently misapplied.  Instead of creating an MVP, the first release becomes version 1.0 of your product with a core set of completed features.  A better approach is to have a broader set of partially completed features and use the MVP to gain feedback and enhance flexibility on release dates.  Planning an MVP around business scenarios by melding features helps tremendously to ensure that you can release sooner and avoid managing yourself into a corner.

This presentation will show you an example of a poorly composed list of work (product backlog) and will then explain several strategies for organizing the work around business scenarios.  Finally, we will walk through the example backlog and apply the strategy to show you exactly how to organize the backlog.  In the end you will have a solid understanding of organizing your backlog, so that you can see how to apply the strategy in your business and not create an MVP that backs you into a corner for functionality and dates.

Dr. Charles's Bio

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Suscheck helps clients realize the benefits of agile principles and pursue organizational agility.

A Managing Partner with Madison Henry, Chuck leverages over 25 years of experience to serve industry leaders in the roles of Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and Enterprise Agile Coach. Chuck focuses on helping organizations realize the benefits of agile principles and practices such as enhancing their ability to manage changing priorities, increased visibility and better alignment of business and IT.

As a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org, Chuck is one of a select few PSTs across the world who facilitates all 10 of Scrum.org’s Professional Training and Certification Programs.  Chuck is currently one of two course stewards for the Professional Scrum Product Owner course who actively adapt the course to the latest techniques in the agile space.

As an Enterprise Agile Coach, Chuck helps clients develop and execute strategies for applying agile principles throughout their organization that often include frameworks such as Evidence Based Management and Scaled Professional Scrum with the Nexus Framework. Chuck is also co-author of the Springer book “Parallel Agile – faster delivery, fewer defects, lower cost”.

Chuck has earned a DCS of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, an MS in Computer Information Science from Cleveland State University and a BS in Computer Science from Edinboro University.


  • 6:00pm: Welcome
  • 6:15-7:15pm: Featured Speaker
  • 7:15 -7:30 pm: Questions & Wrap-up

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