Product Owner Group – Feb: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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“Why didn’t I think of that?”
Every great idea seems simple… in hindsight. So, why aren’t we coming up with more great ideas? We are inherently good problem-solvers, but ideation and problem-solving are not the same.
This session is for you if you have ever found yourself saying things like “every good idea has already been done…” or thinking “I’m just not a creative person.” Let’s take some time to explore how we can open our minds, improve our creative thinking, and ultimately change the way we look at our product, and the way we look at the world. In this evening session, we’ll learn

* What exactly is ‘ innovation’?

* How to affirm our own creativity and innovative thinking.

* How to get better at bringing ideation and innovation into our organization and our product life cycle. As always, interactive exercises, valuable collaboration, and a chance to hone our craft!
Speaker: Julee Bellomo Everett is an innovation and agility consultant and professional trainer. She helps businesses improve their innovation skills and learn how to apply agility to business strategy and problems. Julee specializes in Product and Portfolio Management, Design Sprints, and Product Discovery workshops. She is the founder of the ProductCamp Gulf Coast and the Tampa Bay Product Owner group.

Location Sponsor: we have a new location sponsor! Established in 1899, South University offers more than 20 programs, from associate’s to doctoral degrees, in five distinct Colleges at our Tampa campus. Housed within the College of Business, our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Systems programs are designed to prepare students for entry level and advanced roles in today’s continually changing digital landscape. With experienced* industry professionals leading both programs, the Tampa faculty are instrumental in aligning our courses with recognized standards, certifications, and best practices.

In our master’s program, students can develop valuable skills in areas such as business
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In the bachelor’s program, students may focus on a specific area of interest or obtain a broader
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*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Food Sponsor: TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company, the largest private talent management firm in the world. Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our longstanding history and industry-leading position speak to our success in providing IT staffing solutions and IT services that empower organizations to actualize ROI and sustain a truly competitive advantage in a fast-changing market.

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