Improving Product Team Performance

Greg Geracie, President of Actuation Consulting
In the recent Study of Product Team Performance, 2012, 88% of organizations report that they could be more effective in bringing products to market on time, on scope, and on budget. Come join us on March 28th and learn how your organization can become more successful at delivering products to the market.

Please join Greg Geracie, President of Actuation Consulting and author of the global best seller Take Charge Product Management as he examines the factors that improve or impede product team performance. Greg will share a range of findings from the 2012 study conducted by Actuation Consulting and Enterprise Agility based on responses from product managers, project managers, program managers, business analysts and other members of the core product development team. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us!
Mar 28 2012
60 mins
Improving Product Team Performance
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