Product Talks #3 – Product Management in an Agile world

WHEN: 6th August 2009, 5:30pm

WHERE: Brainmates office – Suite 906 / 84 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW


It is only two weeks until Brainmates hosts the next Product Talks and we are very excited about this topic.

“Agile” is a term that is gaining notoriety in product development circles and we would like to hear about your experiences and thoughts.

  • As a Product Manager how has Agile affected you?
  • Have you had to change that way that you work to use Agile methods?
  • Has your organisation moved from waterfall development to Agile methods?
  • Does Agile benefit Product Management and how?
  • What the hell is this Agile stuff anyway?

If you have other questions please send them through and we will add them to the conversation.

To help lead the discussion we have 2 guest speakers who have use Agile Development in their roles.

Erik D??rnenburg – ThoughtWorks Inc (Principal Consultant)
At ThoughtWorks Erik helps clients with the design and implementation of large-scale enterprise solutions. Building on his experience with J2EE, Microsoft .NET and other environments, Erik is continually exploring patterns of enterprise software. He is an advocate of agile development and Open Source software, holds a degree in Informatics from the University of Dortmund and has studied Computer Science and Linguistics at the University College Dublin.

Jane Cockburn – Senior Product Manager – Audiological Products and Services at Cochlear
Jane has been the Product Manager for a specialist Audiological software package that was successfully delivered with an Agile development team. This is the software that used by professionals when servicing implant recipients to enable the best hearing outcomes by programming the Cochlear Implant and other hearing restoration products.

As always we depend on YOU to make the conversation happen. So bring along your opinions, ideas and questions and share them with other product managers who are having similar experiences.

If you would like to come along to please RSVP to

–nick coster
Brainmates – product management people

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