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Exactly a year ago I was invited to give a keynote at the Craft Conference in Budapest and I discussed the 10 biggest reasons why product teams fail.  You can watch that talk here, or read the narrative article here.

As I mainly shined a light on why so many teams are operating so ineffectively, and despite claims to the contrary, most product organizations are hardly “agile” in any meaningful sense of the term, as the organization overall is still operating in a very waterfall fashion, the conference organizers invited me back again this year to give the sequel, to discuss more about how the best teams I know work.  

Last week I delivered that talk, and this article is a narrative version.  If you prefer to watch the video (1 hour long), you can find the presentation here.

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