On this week’s episode of “The Innovation Engine” podcast we talk lean, agile, and the evolution of software development. We take a look at why the agile transformation is more about transformation than it is about agile, why engineers need to think like business owners for agile to have maximum impact, and the concept of using information radiators to inform your development team and influence your product road map.
Elliot Susel, Head of Product for Paid Services at AOL, joins us to talk about those topics and more. In his role at AOL, Elliot leads a team of developers that performs lean startup-style concept validation and delivers products using agile methodologies. He previously spent 2-plus years at Curb, formerly known as Taxi Magic, as a Senior Project Manager and VP of Technology. While there, he partnered the technology organization with the business side of the house to ensure that all engineering work was tied to business wants and needs.
Here’s summing up some key points from this podcast episode with Elliot Susel:
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