Product Management Tidbits

Scaled Agile Framework Training and Certification Now Available!

Posted by Barry Paquet on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 08:07 AM

Quantum Whisper is delighted to announce that we have expanded our training and consulting services to include Scaled Agile Framework. Although our public courses are largely focused on major Canadian cities, we also offer onsite training anywhere in the US andScaled Agile Framework Montreal Canada (who are we kidding, we’ll even go to Europe!) 

If you are not already familiar with it, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean and Agile practices at enterprise scale. It combines agile development principles and lean thinking to help synchronize alignment, collaboration and software delivery. To start, we offer the following classes:

  1. Leading SAFe - Leading SAFe is a two-day course which prepares executives, managers, and agile change agents to lead an enterprise transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework. Leading SAFe is currently available in the following cities…

  2. SAFe ScrumXP - SAFe ScrumXP for Teams is a two-day course which teaches Lean thinking tools, roles, processes, and the software engineering practices necessary to achieve the code quality you need to scale Scrum in yourenterprise business context. This course is not yet open to the public but is immediately available for private training.

Based on our own experience in the field, we found that although most companies have adopted agile at the team level, many struggle to scale agile to the enterprise. The Scaled Agile Framework will not only optimize agile at the program level but the executive suite as well.

Let us know what you think and how we can help!



Topics: Leadership, SCRUM, Scaled Agile Framework, Training

Battle Cards to Support Sales & Marketing Enablement

Posted by Barry Paquet on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

I was recently browsing LinkedIn and came across Battle Carda post in the Pragmatic Marketing Alumni group discussing “Kill Sheets” or what I call "Battle Cards". I know, it sounds old school. In fact, I haven’t presented one in our consulting practice in several years. Nevertheless, I believe they can still be relevant today, particularly to support high touch sales and marketing environments or processes. Think B2B enterprise software. From experience, battle cards can also support inside sales. In the past, I’ve created battle cards to support product marketing, sales and reseller enablement as well as lead generation activities.

As of last week, over 60 people commented on this post --- most requesting battle card examples or templates. Although many reference a Gartner model that I am not familiar with, I thought I would share my own template. Maybe it can help you.

To simplify distribution, I created the following link for immediate access. All I ask is that you leave a comment, feedback or any suggested enhancements in the comment area below. Maybe this can help you and your team become more successful. Best success.

Battle Card Sample and Template


Topics: Marketing, PM tools, Product Management, Sales

Agile Product Management Start-up named ACCOLADES 2011 Finalist

Posted by Barry Paquet on Mon, May 23, 2011 @ 01:20 PM

The ACCOLADES award program is designed to recognize growing, dynamic and successful companies on the West Island (Montreal). Quantum Whisper, an innovative agile product management software company, is delighted announce its nomination in the small business category. The following is an excerpt from the recent press release annoucement.

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"At the prestigious 40 Westt Restaurant, Ms. Joanne D. Photiades, Senior Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada and President of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Nishant Sharma, Business Development Director, Caisse populaire Desjardins Sainte-Geneviève de Pierrefonds, co-president of the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce Accolades Competition and Gala, announced the 32 finalists who distinguished themselves in the business community.

"The West Island business community has again shown great vitality in various businesses and industries", stated Mr. Éric Léouzon, President of Maestro Communications and President of the Chamber’s Accolades Grand Jury. The candidates included entrepreneurs, SMEs and large businesses and the Grand Jury was very impressed with the quality of the nominations submitted in the 10 categories.

The winners of the competition will be announced at the 2011 Accolades Gala, which will take place on Thursday, May 26th at the Marriott Montreal Airport Hotel."

Topics: Award, startup, AGILE, Product Management

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