Pearson plc is a global education company and is based in London, the UK. The six primary business segments are North American Education, International Education, Professional, Financial Times Interactive Data, and Penguin Publishing. The vice president of product management based on digital learning division of North American Education Unit in Chandler, Arizona begins to transform the product development to better meet the needs of the h … Read more »

Pearson plc is a global education company and is based in London, the UK. The six primary business segments are North American Education, International Education, Professional, Financial Times Interactive Data, and Penguin Publishing. The vice president of product management based on digital learning division of North American Education Unit in Chandler, begins Arizona to transform the product development to better outsourced to the needs of its customers in the education market, particularly in the transition from the use of an off waterfall software development model to an on-shore Agile model. If the Vice-President Pearson first joined a year earlier had the Digital Learning Unit considerable resources to develop a major upgrade of its output to an educational software products. The first version of this new product was. Due to the separation between what the software development group and deliver what customers want, the Vice President challenged It is a decision that continues to be implemented, focusing on the specific methodology had (Scrum) or move to a new face (Kanban). In addition, he has to consider expanding its focus on agile methods help drive both with other groups in his division and outside of his business unit. These decisions must be made on a potentially critical time for its products, such as its organization is concerned with the growing pains associated with the transition to Agile.
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T.S. Raghu,
Collin Sellman
Source: Ivey Publishing
13 pages.
Release Date: 23 February 2012. Prod #: W11744-PDF-ENG
Pearson Success Maker: Commissioning of the customer first in Transforming Product Development Processes HBR case solution