(A talk given at London Continuous Delivery meetup group, Nov 2017 – Product Management for Continuous Delivery – meetup.com/London-Continuous-Delivery/events/241510697/ )
Continuous Delivery can be a hard sell to product managers, even in small, healthy organisations. The benefits sound implausible, the costs high, and it’s really hard to understand all that it enables. However, CD has been hugely beneficial at the leading edge of product management. As deployment pipelines have taken root, there has also been a shift in how we see and measure user value. Take these trends together, and there’s been a giant leap forwards in how to prioritise work and judge its success. Turns out that unwanted gift was the best product management present ever!
Elizabeth Ayer is the Portfolio Manager at Redgate software, a leader in DevOps tooling for databases. In 11 years of product management, she’s worked with dozens of customers going through process transformations: Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Above all, she’s ridiculously passionate about delivering quality software fast!