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Cape Town March 2014: Product Roadmapping 101

Product Roadmapping 101

When: Thursday, 6 March 2014, 18:00 – 20:00

Where: Allan Gray (download map)

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In today’s agile world, do we need still need roadmaps? If you had asked me this question a few years back, I would have probably said it is not necessary and a waste of time. However, my opinion is somewhat different now, if you are managing products, a roadmap is essential. It pulls together ideas from those internal and external to an organization. The roadmap is a strategic communication tool and a key delivery in the product planning process. In this session, I will highlight the relevance of roadmaps even in the agile world. We will look at how to build a roadmap that sticks and how to go about getting organizational buy-in.

by Annu Augustine

I am a product manager and love living at the intersection of business and technology. I get very excited when I see simple products because I know there is a great team behind, I believe a product is a true reflection of the team that created it. These days I focus on product strategy and product management in an agile world.

Cape Town – Final Details!

Wow, Johannesburg, what an event! Click here for some photos from this leg of the Gathering.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all in Cape Town on Tuesday and Wednesday next week! In preparation for a great Scrum Gathering we thought we’d send through some logistics to help you navigate the two days.


To to confirm, it’s Tuesday, 13 September and Wednesday, 14 September.

Getting there

The event will be held at Erinvale Estate Hotel (not Erinvale Golf Course – the entrances are next to each other, the hotel is on the right.) A map, directions and GPS co-ordinates can all be found at the Erinvale web site at http://www.erinvale.co.za/contactus.php.

When you arrive on Tuesday there will be parking behind the buildings on the hotel grounds. You will be directed by the Erinvale staff – so just ask.

The program

Registration and breakfast starts at 8:00am on Tuesday and breakfast starts at 8:30 on Wednesday, with the first activities of each day starting at 9:00am. The sessions end at 17:00 on each day. There will be two coffee breaks as well as lunch each day.

Click here for a detailed program itinerary, but don’t stress about printing a copy.  A colour program will be available in your goodie bag that you will receive when you register.

The speaker details can be seen at http://www.scrum.org.za/gathering-2/speaker-information.

Social Event

This year’s social event is sponsored by Fundamo and we look forward to joining you in the Magnolia Restaurant for drinks and post-Gathering socialisation on Tuesday evening, after the last sessions – around 5pm.


There will be WiFi access. WiFi vouchers will be available from the reception desk.


If you have any questions, please email info@scrum.org.za or catch one of us on the day at the registration desk or otherwise.

We look forward to having a great Scrum Gathering with you.

November events

We have two exciting events for the month of November. First up is the (re)launch of the Johannesburg Scrum User Group on 2nd November in Sandton with the topic of “Navigating the Agile flamewars” with speaker Marius de Beer.

Our monthly Cape Town meeting takes place on 4th November with Rian van der Merwe talking about “How to stay sane as a Product Owner”.

When: 2 November 2010, 5:45PM

VenueDiscovery Health, 155 West Street, Sandton, Ground Floor 155 West Auditorium, Johannesburg

Topic: Navigating the Agile flame wars

This event is the launch of the SUGSA JHB event. Come join us to setup the user group and listen to a renowned agile advocate, Marius de Beer.

“We must remember that Scrum is a vehicle to deliver business value, reliably and at a sustainably fast pace. Implementing Scrum, just for saying you are, is a failure. So is becoming religious about Scrum and engaging in “mine is better than yours” flame wars with Kanban, Lean, and the other frameworks. In this talk we will focus on finding common ground in Agile, and understanding paths to maturity in Agile.”

For more info visit the events page

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This event sponsored by Discovery


When: 4 November 2010, 6PM

Venue: The Bandwidth Barn, 5th Floor, Buitengracht Centre, 125 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

Topic: How to stay sane as a Product Owner

Product Ownership can be fun, but it can also drive you to insanity. This talk will cover experiences, tools and tips to be an effective Product Owner when working with a variety of teams and personalities, with some specific focus on distributed teams.
For more info visit the events page

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This event sponsored by Alacrity