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 +CR104: Product YOU! Taking an Agile Approach to Career Development - Conference Notes 
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 +===== Presenters =====
 +Nadia Rivero ​
 +Director, Technology Org Design and Development
 +American Express
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 +Colleen Doyle-Novara - Speakers
 +Vice President, EPMO
 +American Express
 +
 +===== Abstract =====
 +In a world that is changing at a rapid rate, skills are the new currency. Are you equipped to keep up? How do you decipher all of the resources available to create a meaningful and effective plan for growing your career? Join this workshop to learn how to figure out where you want to go and walk out with a plan for developing the skills you need to get there
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 +====== Session Notes ======
 +This session was focused on educating attendees how they can take a more agile approach to career development. The premise was that we should view ourselves and careers as valuable products that are continually evolving. Career development is a journey, not a destination. When you do that, then you can apply agile transformation methods to evolve your career. ​ The future belongs to learners. The more we learn, the greater our ability to embark on an exciting journey.
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 +Colleen Doyle - Novara went on to discuss her background and career journey emphasizing that we should not use titles (manager, director, vice president, etc) when we talk about our journey. We should focus on how our skills have evolved and the roles that we have been in.  ​
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 +The workshop went through a series of exercises summarized below:
 +Envision - define what success means to you
 +Product Roadmap - Build critical features through skills and experiences
 +Release Planning - Prioritizing features
 +Iteration Planning - Plan learning activities
 +Daily Planning - Engage in learning activities
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 +In step one, you want to focus on creating your product vision. ​ The foundation of that vision is based on knowing yourself. ​ How do you define success? ​ What excites you? What do you want to be known for? What are your values? Your values become a compass that stays with your throughout your journey. ​ You think want to bring this all together to define a vision statement that focuses an overarching goal that you are aiming for and the reason you want to progress your career. For example, Nadia’s vision statement is “Unleashing people’s inner unicorn”.
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 +In step two, we focused on defining our product roadmap. What skills and experiences best allow you to live your vision. ​ You should consider the following: ​
 + - Does a technical path or leadership path align better to your vision?
 + - Where is the industry going in terms of roles and skills?
 + - What roles leverage and highlight your strengths?
 + - What roles provide opportunities to “rebrand” yourself if your being pigeon-holed?​
 + - What roles provide experiences for your to grow in ways that move you toward your career vision?
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 +In step three, the focus is to start planning. ​ You will want to identify and record two learning objectives that you need to work on to move to your next role.  The key is that these objectives should be outcome-based,​ not activity-based. ​ Things about the outcomes that you’re looking for.  ​
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 +In step four and five, you are putting these objectives into action. Think about it as working off your backlog. ​ Identify dates for completion and get started! Incorporate these work items into your schedule. ​
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 +Lastly the speakers ended with this key point. ​ If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Be thoughtful and intentional with your career journey.
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