Matt LeMay

Co-Founder and Partner

Sudden Compass

Agile Beyond the Product Team

There is no shortage of information for product teams looking to adopt Agile practices and principles. But how can we extend the core ideas of Agile to everyone in an organization, from marketers to salespeople to executives?

In this session, consultant and author of Agile for Everybody Matt LeMay explores how entire organizations can put Agile to work, breaking down both functional and feature-based silos to deliver customer value faster.


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Matt LeMay is the author of Agile for Everybody (O’Reilly Media, 2018) and Product Management in Practice (O'Reilly Media, 2017). He has helped build and scale product management practices at companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 50 enterprises. Matt was selected as a Top 50 Product Management influencer by the PM Year in Review for both 2016 and 2015.

Matt is co-founder and partner at Sudden Compass, a consultancy that has helped organizations like Spotify, Clorox, and Procter & Gamble put customer centricity into practice. In his work as a technology communicator, Matt has developed and led digital transformation and data strategy workshops for companies like GE, American Express, Pfizer, McCann, and Johnson & Johnson.

Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product at Bitly. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. He lives in Santa Fe, NM with his wife Joan and their turtle Sheldon.