11:00 - 12:30
90 Minute Sessions
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
13:30 - 14:30
60 Minute Sessions
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
14:30 - 14:45
PM Break
14:45 - 15:45
60 Minute Sessions
15:45 - 16:00
PM Break
16:00 - 17:00
60 Minute Sessions
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
8:00 - 17:00
Registration
9:00 - 10:30
Keynote
Room: Charlottenburg I
A New Dojo: The Art of Story Splitting
Alexander Schwartz
Session Details
A New Dojo: The Art of Story Splitting
Alexander Schwartz
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: In this dojo to learn more about martial art of slicing big stories into small pieces. Join to practice and improve your Kung Fu.
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Room: Charlottenburg III
The Soul of Scrum
Krishan Mathis, Olaf Lewitz
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The Soul of Scrum
Krishan Mathis, Olaf Lewitz
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Scrum has been instrumentalised as a "new process". We want to re-focus on the releasing nature, the soul of Scrum, and Agile.
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Room: Tegel
Game of Thrones - A Song of Scrum and Product Ownership
Iain McKenna
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Game of Thrones - A Song of Scrum and Product Ownership
Iain McKenna
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: What makes a great Product Owner and what stops a Product Owner being a great Product Owner?  How can we influence the desirable behaviors?
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Room: Charlottenburg II
Leadership As Dialog - A Potent Blend of Brutal Transparency and Compassion
Ilja Preuß, Sandra Reupke-Sieroux
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Leadership As Dialog - A Potent Blend of Brutal Transparency and Compassion
Ilja Preuß, Sandra Reupke-Sieroux
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Leadership is influencing others. But you don’t want to destroy self-organization. Solution: combine brutal transparency with compassion.
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Room: Köpenick II/III
Scrum for Education: Learn how to Groom the Product Backlog to Delight Wikipedia, Khan Academy and Perchance the University
Jasmina Nikolic, Jelena Gledic
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Scrum for Education: Learn how to Groom the Product Backlog to Delight Wikipedia, Khan Academy and Perchance the University
Jasmina Nikolic, Jelena Gledic
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Come and groom a Product Backlog in line with Wikipedia and Khan Academy values to help give education full throttle!
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Room: Potsdam III
Initial Release Plan Workshop - Get Going in a Project
Petri Heiramo
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Initial Release Plan Workshop - Get Going in a Project
Petri Heiramo
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Experience and learn a full day Product Backlog and initial release planning workshop you can successfully run in your project tomorrow.
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Room: Bellevue
SCARF - Why SCRUM transitions fail (and what we could do differently)
Ralph Miarka, Veronika Kotrba
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SCARF - Why SCRUM transitions fail (and what we could do differently)
Ralph Miarka, Veronika Kotrba
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: People become resistant in Scrum transitions because five basic principles are typically violated. Let's uncover how to engage the people!
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Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Tuning up Scrum to manage down your Risk
Rowan Bunning
Session Details
Tuning up Scrum to manage down your Risk
Rowan Bunning
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Whether it's business risk, cost and schedule, technical or social risk, discover the best ways to tune up Scrum to manage it successfully.
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Room: Potsdam Foyer
AM Break
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AM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
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Summary: Tuesday Breaks are sponsored by 
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Room: Charlottenburg I
Resilient Organizations ready to change
Michael Leber, Stefan Haas
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Resilient Organizations ready to change
Michael Leber, Stefan Haas
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Fitness for change, increase your organizational resilience and get ready to move.
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Room: Charlottenburg III
Scrum - successful, but not always by the book - Empirical findings, practical conclusions
Ayelt Komus
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Scrum - successful, but not always by the book - Empirical findings, practical conclusions
Ayelt Komus
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Very often only some elements of Scrum are used. Status Quo Agile shows which elements are key as well as risks and success-ratings by users
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Room: Charlottenburg II
How to have "agile" conversations with managers and executives
Bob Hartman
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How to have "agile" conversations with managers and executives
Bob Hartman
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Learn how to speak to executives and managers about agility in a way they will understand and embrace.
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Room: Bellevue
Product Roadmaps in Scrum
Roman Pichler
Session Details
Product Roadmaps in Scrum
Roman Pichler
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Learn how to effectively use a product roadmap in Scrum.
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Room: Potsdam III
Team responsibility game
Markus Wittwer
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Team responsibility game
Markus Wittwer
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Team responsibility game - building teams of 100% responsible individuals
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Room: Tegel
Scaling Scrum to Build a Hardware Product or How Cross-Functionality helped Electricians, Mechanics, and (Embedded) Software Engineers turn T-shaped.
Stephanie Gasche
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Scaling Scrum to Build a Hardware Product or How Cross-Functionality helped Electricians, Mechanics, and (Embedded) Software Engineers turn T-shaped.
Stephanie Gasche
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Scaling Scrum in hardware product development by way of one product backlog and cross-functional Scrum teams
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Will agile work in my embedded development environment?
Bent Myllerup
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Will agile work in my embedded development environment?
Bent Myllerup
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming 

Summary: Scrum, with it’s roots in SW, can also successfully be applied in embedded systems development - even though it at first looks impossible.
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Room: Potsdam I
Lunch
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Lunch
Room: Room: Potsdam I
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PM Break
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PM Break
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Summary: Tuesday Breaks are sponsored by 
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Room: Potsdam III
A Product Owner's road to enterprise prosperity
Hans Christian Benestad, Kjetil Wangen Karlsen, Kjetil Strand
Session Details
A Product Owner's road to enterprise prosperity
Hans Christian Benestad, Kjetil Wangen Karlsen, Kjetil Strand
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Agile is business value over waste. So why are backlog metrics geared around cost? Show how much business value your project is delivering!
Learning Objects:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Case Study: Scaling Agile at American Airlines - AA.com
Misty Shafer Sterne
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Case Study: Scaling Agile at American Airlines - AA.com
Misty Shafer Sterne
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Come hear how American Airline's AA.com development team scaled scrum from a 5 team program to a 25 team large scale agile program.
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Scrum and Mental Health
Michael Hofmann
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Scrum and Mental Health
Michael Hofmann
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: Results of a scientific study are presented: Scrum correlates with mental health. Scrum seen from a psychological point of view.
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Room: Charlottenburg II
The case against scaling: Back to basics with your enterprise transformation
Sami Lilja
Session Details
The case against scaling: Back to basics with your enterprise transformation
Sami Lilja
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: The problem is not that we lack scaled Scrum. The problem is that we need scaled Scrum. Freedom from tyranny of size to become truly Agile!
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Room: Bellevue
Take the Red Pill: How Criteo revamped it's software development process
Adrian Perreau De Pinninck
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Take the Red Pill: How Criteo revamped it's software development process
Adrian Perreau De Pinninck
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Going from 'Testing is cheating' to 22K+ tests being run every half hour. Using Scrum to change the development environment and culture.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tegel
The Failure Quota
Lee Allison
Session Details
The Failure Quota
Lee Allison
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: A Quota for Errors? Not only can your teams fail, but you should encourage it. Learn more about how, when, where and why.
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Room: Charlottenburg III
The Usual Suspects: Coaching for Engagement
Benjamin Cooke
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The Usual Suspects: Coaching for Engagement
Benjamin Cooke
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: "In a world where nothing is what it seems, you’ve got to look beyond." - Let's find better ways to engage some of the disruptive characters we encounter.
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Room: Potsdam Foyer
PM Break
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PM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
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Bellevue
Developing your own Agile Games
Ralf Kruse and Andrea Tomasini 
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Developing your own Agile Games
Ralf Kruse and Andrea Tomasini 
Room: Bellevue
Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear
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Summary: Learning through games is one of the most effective ways of acquiring new knowledge, and probably also of achieving a higher level of retention. 
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Room: Charlottenburg II
Agile Gamification: boosting team performance and software development practices using game elements
Davi Gabriel Da Silva
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Agile Gamification: boosting team performance and software development practices using game elements
Davi Gabriel Da Silva
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: Learn how to drive your team’s behavior, improve performance, and increase engagement using game elements!
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Room: Charlottenburg I
An Empirical Study into Culture and Self-organizing Teams - control is good, trust is better!
Hedi Buchner, Daniel Zappold
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An Empirical Study into Culture and Self-organizing Teams - control is good, trust is better!
Hedi Buchner, Daniel Zappold
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: This talk is about understanding the culture in agile organisations and presents tools, to understand your own organisation better.
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Room: Charlottenburg III
Game theory and techniques applied to create an agile product vision.
Luciana Silva, Charlles Pinon
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Game theory and techniques applied to create an agile product vision.
Luciana Silva, Charlles Pinon
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: A project at play. Learn how Scrum projects can benefit from mixing games and agility to build an effective product vision.
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Room: Potsdam III
Scrum Newbies: A Fun Ride
Manuel Ochoa
Session Details
Scrum Newbies: A Fun Ride
Manuel Ochoa
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: This is a story about how we started a fun and energized journey in Scrum and what tools help us to do our work and jell as a team.
 
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Room: Tegel
Slicing User Stories
Arto Eskelinen
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Slicing User Stories
Arto Eskelinen
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: In this workshop we will practice (hands-on) a technique called "user story slicing".
Learning Objects:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Riding the Rocket ship: Optimizely's Agile Journey Blasts Off
Keith Nottonson
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Riding the Rocket ship: Optimizely's Agile Journey Blasts Off
Keith Nottonson
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Learn how one fast growing startup decided to become Agile, using Scrum as the launch vehicle, and quickly lifted off and attained orbit.
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Room: Köpenick II/III
The Incredible Machine - Building a Hardware Product with Scrum
Bernd Krehoff
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The Incredible Machine - Building a Hardware Product with Scrum
Bernd Krehoff
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Ever wondered how to use Scrum for assembling a ton of steel, electronics and software into a machine for laboratory automation? We did it!
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Room: L.A. Cafe
Breakfast
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Breakfast
Room: Room: L.A. Cafe
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Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, InterContinental Berlin. Breakfast will be served in the L.A. Cafe, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:00am. 

Note: SCRUM GATHERING® is not providing breakfast for those who book through any other means. Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel. Attendees not staying at the InterContinental Berlin are welcome to enjoy breakfast at an additional cost.
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Room: Potsdam Foyer
Registration
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Registration
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
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Summary: Registration is open 8:00 - 17:00 daily. The registration desk will be open for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
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Room: Potsdam I/III
Tuesday Keynote
Speaker: Don Reinertsen
Title: Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World
Session Details
Tuesday Keynote
Speaker: Don Reinertsen
Title: Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World
Room: Room: Potsdam I/III
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Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World

Early attempts to use Lean methods in product development simplistically copied the ideas of Lean Manufacturing.  They assumed that variability should be elimited.  Unfortunately, this is neither feasible nor desirable in product development.  In development, where innovation adds value, uncertainty is the perpetual traveling companion of innovation – therefore, we can’t eliminate uncertainty without eliminating innovation.  Fortunately, another approach is available.

Biography

Don is the President of Reinertsen & Associates, a consulting firm specialized in the management of product development.  He has worked with leading product development organizations for over 30 years, and taught executive courses at Caltech for 14 years.  He is the author/co-author of three best-selling books on product development, and is considered one of the leading thinkers in the emerging field of lean product development.  His latest award winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”
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