Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, it’s time to take the things we have learned from Agile and move on. Like the technology we use to build the products we love ages and gets left behind, Agile has died while we were perfecting our standup. Agile isn’t to blame for this.

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Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesSoftware and Product Management at its best.

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

To help you develop your agile product roadmap, I have created a goal-oriented roadmap template called the GO Product Roadmap. Last but not least: If the environment you’re in is agile, then change is likely to occur. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

Mind the Product

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. The Dual-Track Agile process is demonstrated in the gif below. Staffing is perhaps the messiest part of Dual-Track Agile.

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Why Does Agility Matter?

Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Scrum

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Podcast: Product Management in Agile Orgs

Melissa Perri

After Mile High Agile, I sat down with Howard Sublett from SolutionsIQ for the Agile Amped Podcast. We talked about how Product Management is missing from many Agile Teams and how they need to think about introducing the right practices and principles. Check out the podcast below. The original link to the podcast is here. podcast

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

Many of these will probably be familiar to you from the agile manifesto but it required some convincing of a large traditional organisation like the OU. The post Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team appeared first on MindTheProduct.

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Agile Beyond Software

280 Group

I recently attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network on the topic Agile Beyond Software. The speaker was Jeanne Bradford, her talk was based on her experience developing customized Agile processes for hardware companies. Agile Product Management Agile

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Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

Agile is not magical. Changing from a waterfall process to an agile process changes how your team works, and helps eliminate inefficiencies. Adopting an agile process does not let you magically have a more successful product. What makes agile powerful is also makes it dangerous.

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Getting Back to the Roots of Agile

Pragmatic Marketing

Agile. ” The entire thing makes me feel exhausted and locked into a process that doesn’t feel very agile. The authors of the original Agile Manifesto never intended for it to feel so restrictive. This doesn’t mean working with agility is without discipline—quite the opposite. But reviewing our processes with an agile mindset made the decision to change easy. Want to hear a joke?

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Why Agile Marketing is the Key to Successful Products

280 Group

Can Agile Marketing give you an edge? The post Why Agile Marketing is the Key to Successful Products appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Marketing Agile Market Research Methodology WebinarThis is a guest post by John Armstrong, CMO, Zettaset.

How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile

PM Hardcore

People have asked me “How can I get my execs to support an agile transformation? Reframe the Agile conversation around value. Don’t talk about scrum or methodologies or the Agile Manifesto. These two ideas are often munged together in agile discussions.

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Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” The right question is: is agile better?” ” How Agile Is NOT Cheaper. Agile Done Well IS Cheaper.

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Agile Practice Guide Interview with Mike Griffiths

Johanna Rothman

Last year, I was part of a geographically distributed team who wrote the Agile Practice Guide. Shane Hastie interviewed us during Agile 2017. is here: Johanna Rothman and Mike Griffiths on the Agile Alliance/PMI Agile Practice Guide.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 2, Rolling Wave Planning Inside One Quarter

Johanna Rothman

Because features change in value and because some feature sets need to deliver value on a more regular basis, the real roadmap looks more like this graphic, “When the Agile Roadmap Changes.”

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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Agile Marketing Using Scrum

280 Group

Many people in the technology world mistakenly believe that Agile is something new, but it really isn’t. Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 3, Flow-Based Roadmapping

Johanna Rothman

We can use agile approaches to change what we do and when. MPD product ownership agile agile program management agile roadmap discovery estimation feature set flow lean rolling wave planning value

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

So, how do you reconcile the needs of projecting a long-term product plan with the reality of a constantly changing market, especially when you use an agile approach like scrum? Agile Loves Roadmaps and Plans. Agile and scrum don’t discourage the creation of a product roadmap. To quote the agile guru Mary Poppendieck: “Agile hates plans, but loves planning.”. Managing the unknown requires agility. 5 Tips for Managing the Agile Product Roadmap.

The Problem with Building Products in an Agile World

Product Beautiful

Over the past decade, there has been a ton of ink spilled over Agile development. Much of the Agile narrative has focused on the pros of implementing Agile methodologies , such as better planning, faster feedback, and the ability to quickly pivot and make changes.

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Announcing Create Your Successful Agile Project

Johanna Rothman

I have a new book in beta, Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver. Agile approaches create more opportunities for jelled, performing teams. And, many teams find agile approaches tease them farther apart, not together.

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 5, the Product Value Team

Johanna Rothman

The PVT doesn’t work as an agile feature team with the same kind of backlog and ceremonies. MPD product ownership agile agile program management agile roadmap discovery estimation feature set feedback flow lean product value team rolling wave planning value

How Software Usage Analytics Supports Agile Development

Revulytics

As part of a list of summer reading recommendations for marketers recently published by Forbes, Juniper Networks CMO Mike Marcellin named “Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster and More Innovative” as his pick. The reach of agile development is extending, and what started as the domain of younger, smaller companies is now on the radars of everyone from government agencies to larger enterprises. Embrace data-driven agile processes.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 1, Think in Feature Sets

Johanna Rothman

MPD product ownership agile agile program management agile roadmap discovery estimation feature set lean valueMany teams and organizations try to create one-quarter roadmaps.

Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 6, Managers Want Commitments

Johanna Rothman

If you work at a place new to agile approaches, work on streamlining the releases so you always release once a month. (I Agile approaches create empirical measurements: what we have actually completed, not predictive measurements, what we want to have completed. MPD product ownership agile agile program management agile roadmap discovery estimation feature set feedback flow lean product value team rolling wave planning value

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Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

280 Group

In our recent Product Management Team Survey we found that in companies doing Agile development, 70% indicated that the Product Manager is also the Product Owner. Agile Product Management Agile Product Manager Product Owner Roles

Podcast: Technically Speaking About Agile Product Management

Mironov Consulting

Agile Events 2016 Market Thinking Product ManagementCaryn Tomer & John Hartmann brought their Technically Speaking Podcast to Agile2016 in Atlanta.

How to Prioritize Product Backlogs in Three Easy Steps

280 Group

Agile Product Management Product Management Agile Best Practices Framework Prioritization Productivity YouTube Video

The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

bpma ProductHub

An Agile Product Open meetup recap. The Agile Product Open meetup is one such group that is dedicated to advancing the principles and practices of product management. It’s a collaborative forum for leveraging Agile to discover and deliver better products, sooner.

Creating Agile HR, Part 8: Summary

Johanna Rothman

Of these, it makes sense to change the compensation and rewards approach, recruitment and hiring if the organization wants to create an agile culture. It’s possible to create a more agile approach to education and training. If we think about agile approaches as a way to: Create small, safe-to-fail experiments. So we can deliver business value more often, it’s much easier to see what parts of HR lend themselves to agile approaches and which parts don’t.

April 5/Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Agile Product Models

Mironov Consulting

We’ll have a half hour to talk about product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. Agile Events 2017 Lean Market Thinking Product Management Strategy agile leadership lean market input product owner strategy success metrics

Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

Mind the Product

Then she discovered Agile and churned out features even faster. Process – Agile is not the answer to all of our prayers because Agile does not have a brain. We need more than just Agile to build great products.

TEI 078: Traditional vs Agile project management for product managers–with Chuck Cobb - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

I often hear Agile practitioners talk about the evils of more planned methodologies, like Waterfall and Stage-Gate. He has also developed a very successful online training curriculum on Agile Project Management, including a free course he is offering to listeners.

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Alternatives for Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Part 4, Resilience, Prediction, & Feedback

Johanna Rothman

If you are using agile approaches to see the product progress, but you can predict everything because you already know how to do this work, terrific. One of my clients was trying—valiantly—to make their quarterly planning sessions work. They prepared, getting the big hotel room.

To 10x Your Profits Start With Retrospectives

PM Hardcore

Agile Rules of Thumb Tools agile business benefit retrospective20% is boring. As many of you know, there’s a technique called a “ retrospective ” in scrum, or you might call it a debrief.

How Little Can You Do (& Still be Effective)

Johanna Rothman

In Create Your Successful Agile Project , I ask the question: How little can we do to satisfy our needs? See my series about the agile roadmaps to see how that might work in practice. I want to avoid inflicting help as a manager on agile teams. Let Agile Teams Manage Themselves.). Effective agile managers manage a tricky balancing act. They create an environment in which agile teams can survive and thrive. Back in Manage It!,

Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice of continuous learning, and at the core of continuous learning is experimentation and humility.

Transitioning from Scrum to Kanban

Mind the Product

Our teams were already experienced in Agile development and were working in two week sprints, with a regression test and proposed release at the end of each sprint, but the business stakeholders were still concerned about the speed of delivery.

TEI 090: Agile product portfolio management- with Brent Barton - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

We have explored the topic of product portfolio management in previous episodes, but not from an Agile perspective. That is the topic for this episode – Agile portfolio management. He is also a Principle at SolutionsIQ, a firm that helps organizations adopt Agile practices.