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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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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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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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.

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 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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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

Product Owner vs Product Manager

Mind the Product

Agile Product Management Skills ProductTank Video methodology Product Manager product owner Scrum team leadershipAs a Product Owner and the CEO of I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager.

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

Interview: A Chat with BPMA Mentor and Edx CTO, Mark Haseltine

bpma ProductHub

At the same time, the rise of Agile development had a tremendous impact on the role of the product manager. Career Product Management Agile BPMA Career Development Early CareerLast fall, I had the opportunity to begin a six month mentorship program through the BPMA.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

Agile Conference, IEEE Conference Publications (2009): 333-337. Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. Enabling Specification: The Key to Building Agile Systems.” Product Management Agile product execution

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. But that’s another discussion entirely – and a big part of why “agile” came into existence in the first place.

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Productivity vs. Responsiveness

Mironov Consulting

Agile development teams think about productivity in terms of overall velocity metrics and backlog/roadmap commitment. Over the past year, I’ve done a half-dozen evaluations of product management teams at enterprise software firms.

Executives, agile, and religion

Under10 Playbook

I’m an agile advocate. But that doesn’t mean I think everyone in the company needs to know the mechanics of agile methods. An agile consultant explained that the best way to get senior leadership on board with agile is for them to get Scrum certified.

Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Did your employer staff UX, product management and product ownership on your agile team? Agile Product Management Product Strategy Requirements UXProduct owners and product managers. Two roles, often done by one person.

Feeding the product team using “pull”

On Product Management

Agile Development Development SteveJAs soon as somebody says you’re spending too much time on something, you’re on the right track.—Bob Bob Lefsetz, American music industry author. There are two approaches to delivering stories to your product team: pull and push. Typically, product managers and executives “push” more and more requests to the developers. Even though the team already has […].

What’s the ROI of Innovation? – David Binetti

Mind the Product

Product Design ProductTank Video Agile derisking Innovation Lean stakeholder management valuation

Can marketing learn from agile?

Under10 Playbook

Marketing needs to focus on business prioritization—just like agile development teams.We We need to focus on business prioritization—just like agile development teams. What if we applied agile techniques to marketing?

When I built products the stupid way

Street Smart Product Manager

New Product Development Product Development Product Management agile innovation leanIn 2007, ProductRepair (name changed), a market leader in its industry, was facing some serious threats: A rapidly maturing business. New “digitally native” entrants with greatly enhanced data collection abilities. A 100% call center based customer service model, with an escalating cost per interaction. Service partners with increasingly divergent strategies.

The Myth of the Iron Triangle

280 Group

Lean Product Management Agile LeanI am always amazed at how often accepted truths turn out to be false. I am further astounded at how liberating it is to throw off the constraints imposed by those beliefs.

Good Enough

Tyner Blain

Agile Kano Analysis Prioritization Product Management Product Strategy Requirements Requirements Models Software development Kano analysis lean startup mvp product strategyWe hear a lot about building products which are “good enough” or “just barely good enough.”

Roadmaps vs. Agile Development?

Product Powers

I've never felt there was an inherent conflict between using an agile approach to development and having a high-level roadmap. I'll be leading a workshop on roadmapping with an agile bent at the MVP Conference in Arlington, VA May 18-19. I had a great conversation with Elliot Volkman about agile approaches to roadmapping, as a warm up to the conference. Agile Events Roadmaps

Agile roadmaps – and other innovation insights for product managers July 22, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

10 tips for creating an agile roadmap. (1) The post Agile roadmaps – and other innovation insights for product managers July 22, 2016 appeared first on The Everyday Innovator - Resources for Product Managers and Innovators.

The Secret Product Management Framework

PM Hardcore

Agile development methodologies. One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question.

Why do we adopt agile?

Under10 Playbook

I hear many reasons organizations adopt agile development so it's good to see the facts. The number one reason teams adopt agile is to accelerate product delivery. Agile is so much more than "cheaper development."). As I explain it to execs, agile allows you to change priorities in sync with the market. Agile helps you adapt to changing business conditions. Take a long-term view, and the interests of customers and shareholders align.—Jeff

The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks

Product Powers

Being Too Agile. Agile was developed as a response to lack of consistent direction from business execs. Yet many companies fear to map out a course thinking it's not allowed in Agile. Don't let being agile become an excuse for indecision. Agile Bad examples Prioritization Product Management RoadmapsA good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish and continuously update.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

This is in stark contrast to the collaboration required in an agile process where product people are required to collaborate with the development teams on an ongoing basis—without neglecting the market and the internal stakeholders.

Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

280 Group

Our second Featured Product Management Consultant is Greg Cohen, an Agile PM expert who discusses the most important skill a Product Manager can possess and the most common mistakes made in an Agile environment. Product Management Agile Product Manager Product Owner

As a product manager, you need to do just two things

Street Smart Product Manager

One of the biggest lies in product management is agile. That may sound like heresy, but hear me out… I actually love agile. It’s a great approach to reducing the risk of developing and shipping software. It’s a better software development methodology. But on its own it doesn’t solve the problem of providing a capital […]. The post As a product manager, you need to do just two things appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management

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Hiring Agile Product Owners – Where to Find the Best Ones

High Octane Product Management

What’s the ideal background for an Agile Product Owner and where should I look to find them? The Agile product owner is a hybrid role that’s part surrogate user and part product expert. Who’s better qualified to lead your Agile teams? Why Product Managers Become Practice Managers in an Agile Environment. The post Hiring Agile Product Owners – Where to Find the Best Ones appeared first on Proficientz.

Why Product Managers Become Practice Managers in an Agile Environment

High Octane Product Management

Well, good news: If your development team is using or implementing Agile, the stars are aligned in your favor. Incorporate these responsibilities into your next agile product manager job description and have fun doing product management the way it was meant to be! There are two common scenarios that product management teams face when making the shift from waterfall to Agile development. Use it to educate your Agile teams (as well as many other disciplines).