Demystifying Product-centric Value Delivery with Forrester

Introducing a six-part fireside chat series on ‘Demystifying Product-centric Value Delivery’ featuring Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, and Alok Uniyal, Vice President & Head – Process Consulting, Infosys.

As the series unfolds itself, each thread of conversation gets increasingly interesting with in-depth discussions around product-centric value delivery; what drives organizations to move from project to product; what it really takes to pivot to a product-centric approach; and recommendations for organizations on how to develop a razor-sharp focus on tracking, measuring, and realizing business value faster. It also reveals how culture, behavior, and mindset shifts have become imperative for organizations to adopt a product-centric approach.


Part 1: Current state of agile and the challenges at present

The series unveils interesting findings from Diego’s research report on ‘State of Agile’ and the challenges that organizations still face in embracing complete agile transformation. Diego compares the adoption of agile to that of a long journey to Mars. He says that while 75% of businesses have been on an agile journey for over 5 years, they are still stuck in Earth’s stratosphere, just going around in circles. Listen in to the complete series to know what the challenges are and how you can overcome these!

Part 2: What is driving organizations to move from ‘Project to ‘Product’?

To be future-ready, organizations must be prepared for change, always, says Diego. The enterprises that resisted change saw their competitors moving far ahead of them, especially in the days of the pandemic. Moving from ‘project to product’ was one of such drives of companies that emerged successful in their digital journeys during these challenging times.

Part 3: What does it really take to pivot to a product-centric approach?

In this part, the series reveals the key takeaways from Diego on what elements are critical for making the shift from ‘project to product’, in addition to having strong product management capabilities and mature engineering practices. It takes an interesting turn as he talks about the winning bets of successful organizations and how these set them apart from the remaining 75% of companies.

Part 4: Recommendations for a razor-sharp focus on tracking, measuring, and realizing business value faster

Another key tenet of the product-based approach is a razor-sharp focus on generating business value as opposed to the project-based delivery model which is more focused on adhering to budgets and schedules, among other objectives. Diego shares his experience on approaches organizations need to follow to get a clear focus on tracking, measuring, and realizing business value as well as aligning the business model with this approach.

Part 5: Role of value-stream management in embracing a product-centric approach

Along with mature agile DevOps tooling comes the enormous amount of data generated across the value stream that can be leveraged to derive meaningful insights. Know how value-stream management can help achieve high visibility across the value chain and how it can help make real-time course corrections along the way.

Part 6: Culture, behavior, and mindset change is at the heart of any transformation

Stop, reassess, and see if you have infused the identity of your organization with your set agile beliefs. The series unfolds into many such insights from Diego’s conversation on how culture, behavior, and mindset change are critical factors for an organization striving to adopt a product-centric approach. He also speaks of how constant communication at all levels of the organization is a key requirement for successful agile transformation with these drivers.