DAY 1, 7 JUNE
11:00 - 11:45

BUSINESS ANALISYS

Zornitsa Nikolova
Founder, Consultant
Leanify Ltd, ISPMA
Bulgaria
English
For All

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Zornitsa Nikolova is a co-founder and managing partner of Leanify Ltd. – a company focused on Lean and Agile training, mentoring, and coaching. Zornitsa has an extensive experience in software product development both in large enterprises and at startups. Currently, she works as a trainer and a coach with companies and individuals who are looking to apply agile approaches to product development. In addition to her consulting practice, Zornitsa is engaging with startups as a co-founder and mentor. She teaches classes in Agile project and product management at the New Bulgarian University and VUZF in Bulgaria.  

Before her career as a trainer and coach, she worked at SAP as a development manager and before that as a Product Owner. Zornitsa holds an MA in International Relations, EMBA from Cotrugli Business School, and she is a ISPMA Certified SPM, CSPO, PSPO, PSM, and an Associated Certified Coach (with the International Coach Federation).

Speech: A product tango: Title: Financial Forecast and Metrics in Agile Product Development

Taking investment decisions in product organizations follows a similar model to investment in startups. Decisions are typically based on business cases, which include financial projections on estimated benefits and cost for building the product. These forecasts can also serve as a guideline for product managers later on in product development to manage risks and take strategic decisions. 

In this workshop, we’ll be discussing: 

  • What are leading and lagging financial indicators? 
  • What are some of the popular methods for creating financial forecasts (NPV, Payback period, ROI)? 
  • How can we take a value-based approach to prioritizing themes and epics? 
  • How do we monitor performance along the project using Agile Earned Value Management approaches? 

The workshop is suitable for product managers who are expected to provide strategic inputs towards product investment decisions and manage investments along the product lifecycle.  

Master-class: Financial Forecast and Metrics in Agile Product Development

Taking investment decisions in product organizations follows a similar model to investment in startups. Decisions are typically based on business cases, which include financial projections on estimated benefits and cost for building the product. These forecasts can also serve as a guideline for product managers later on in product development to manage risks and take strategic decisions.

In this workshop, we’ll be discussing:

  • What are leading and lagging financial indicators?
  • What are some of the popular methods for creating financial forecasts (NPV, Payback period, ROI)?
  • How can we take a value-based approach to prioritizing themes and epics?
  • How do we monitor performance along the project using Agile Earned Value Management approaches?
  • The workshop is suitable for product managers who are expected to provide strategic inputs towards product investment decisions and manage investments along the product lifecycle.