The Product Management View and FeaturePlan Announce a Special Installment in Their Weekly Webinar Series: "The Basics of Agile for Product Managers."

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Industry Expert Laureen Knudsen explains how Agile methodology relates to product management.

FeaturePlan, requirements management software for software product management, and co-sponsor of the community blog The Product Management View, today announced a special installment in their series of weekly webinars entitled "The Basics of Agile for Product Managers" on Thursday April 26, 2007.

Guest speaker Laureen Knudsen, Process Improvement/Reengineering Manager, Hewlett Packard, gives a primer on Agile methods from a product manager's perspective.

"Backlogs, iterations and sprints? Where are my functional specs? Learn the basics of Agile methods from a product manager's perspective. Agile methods have their own terminology and project flow. Hear an introduction to Agile methods and Agile software development as they relate to the roles and responsibilities of a Product Manager."

More details on the content of the presentation can be found at

"Laureen is the perfect tour guide to lead you through Agile's product management methods," says Russell Foy, VP Marketing and Sales of FeaturePlan, co-sponsor of The Product Management View. "If you're looking to dip your toe in the Agile waters, this is the webinar for you."

Laureen Knudsen is an award-winning writer and business manager with 22 years of software industry experience. She is currently responsible for Process Improvement/Reengineering for the ITSM group (formerly-Peregrine Systems) at Hewlett Packard Company. This Agile-based process provides the framework for Product Marketing, Management, Development, and Enablement and includes best practices from Scrum, XP, Lean, and Iterative development methodologies.

Previously, Laureen was employed at a leading medical billing and information systems software company and has experience in managing many areas of software development including Quality Assurance, Technical Publications, Product Marketing, Configuration Management, Installation Development, and Program Management. Laureen has a proven track-record for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of processes. For example, while managing a quality assurance organization she lowered the customer-found issues by 60%, saving the company millions in maintenance costs. She has helped grow a company from small and privately held to Fortune 500 and has worked on the integrations for mergers and acquisitions.

Visit to register for this Webinar.

This special Product Management View Webinar will be broadcast Thursday April 26, 2007 at 12:00 noon EDT (-5 GMT). There is no charge to attend.

For more information on upcoming Webinars, visit The Product Management View at

About FeaturePlan and Ryma Technology Solutions
Ryma Technology Solutions delivers requirements management solutions for the software product management community through its flagship product, FeaturePlan™. FeaturePlan is based on the industry-standard product management framework from Pragmatic Marketing® and uses a best practices approach to collect and organize market inputs for product management and strategic innovation. FeaturePlan is used worldwide by leading organizations such as Reuters, Autodesk and Trend Micro to gather and analyze market requirements, instantly generate fact-based documents and roadmaps, and support strategic business-critical decisions throughout the enterprise. For more information, please visit

About The Product Management View
The Product Management View blog and Webinar Series is run by a community of product managers driven by the belief that there is a better way to build a world-class product management organization. It is sponsored by FeaturePlan (, Pragmatic Marketing® (, the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference (, and GoToWebinar ( The blog has a variety of contributors from various industries and backgrounds, representing several product management associations and organizations. In it, the contributors write about software product management topics, news and issues relevant to the industry. The Product Management View keeps a schedule archived and upcoming product management seminars available at no charge, given by industry leaders on product management and marketing topics.


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