Collaborate for Value

Ellen Gottesdiener | 11:45 – 1:00


Collaborate for Value: Using Facilitated Sessions to Discover and Deliver Product Neeeds.

For continual delivery of high-value product options, your agile team needs to reach a shared understanding of product needs and collaborate on plans. Learn how nimble, timely facilitated discovery sessions enable product stakeholders to act as partners. Partners explore and evaluate product options and allocate the high-value options to plans. You will understand how these sessions use facilitation practices, emphasize structured conversations, the importance of transparent decision-making, and how to holistically discover and allocate options for delivery.


Ellen Gottesdiener is Founder and Principal with EBG Consulting, experts helping you deliver high-value products your customers want and need. Ellen is an internationally recognized facilitator, coach, trainer, speaker, and expert in agile product management practices, product envisioning and roadmapping, business analysis and requirements, retrospectives and collaboration. Ellen works with global clients and speaks at numerous industry conferences. Author of two acclaimed books—Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger—Ellen is co-authoring a book with Mary Gorman on practical agile planning and analysis practices available in August 2012. View her articles, tweets, blog, free eNewsletter, and useful practitioner resources on EBG’s web site.