PDMA St. Louis: Say No Without Saying No – Help Illuminate Tradeoffs in a Positive, Productive Way

When:  Feb 29, 2024 from 17:30 to 18:30 (CT)
Associated with  St. Louis, MO

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Your team has fixed capacity and your company has an endless backlog. It's your job as the product leader to help assess the value of the backlog, prioritize initiatives, and communicate tradeoffs, all while maintaining positive relationships. Learn new ways and words to say to help influence stakeholders while helping your team limit WIP and increase time to value.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of limited Work in Process
  • Learn to evaluate business value to prepare for tradeoff conversations
  • Communicate "no" in a productive, respectful and empowering manner
  • Approach tradeoff conversations with confidence and poise

About the Speaker

Lauren Nosal Lauren Nosal

Lauren Nosal is a Director of the Wealth Planning & Onboarding Digital Portfolio at Edward Jones. She helped stand up the Digital Product Organization and has been instrument in their agile transformation since 2021. Lauren is passionate about leading and empowering others while achieving outcomes that help improve the lives of her users. Lauren has a BSA in Marketing and a Masters in Software Development. In her spare time, she has fun, loving, leading and growing her four young children.


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