Darren Cope


Lead Consultant – Product | Elabor8

Darren is a Brissy-based Lead Consultant, specialising in Product at Elabor8, a specialist Agile & DevOps Management Consultancy. In the last 12 years working in the industry, he has done analytics (before this stuff was called “data science” or “big data”), various product related roles – B2C, B2B enterprise, small-medium and micro business, across the whole of product lifecycle including end of life – and since 2019, consulting in agile delivery, coaching and advisory capacities.

Presentation: Buy a Feature

Buy a feature is an interactive game designed to illuminate the complexities of prioritisation and resource allocation. In this hands-on simulation, teams are presented with a range of potential product features, each carrying its own costs and benefits. Through lively discussions and negotiations, participants must collaboratively decide which features to invest in given limited resources.

By grappling with real-world trade-offs, ‘Buy a Feature’ offers a tangible experience of Agile principles in action. The game encourages adaptive planning, iterative decision-making, and effective communication among team members. As you navigate the challenges of making strategic choices within constraints, you’ll develop a practical understanding of Agile concepts that can be directly applied to your projects.