SUNDAY REWIND: Dual-Track Agile: Why messy leads to innovation

Mind the Product

Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Dual-Track Agile: Why messy leads to innovation appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Why You Need to Shift Your Team from “Agil-ish” to Agile [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about how to adapt Agile values and become more effective at delighting your customers, join our upcoming webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile , this Thursday at 10:00AM PT. More “Agil-ish” than Agile. Or, “We’re Agil-ish.”

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Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

Mind the Product

Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team.

SUNDAY REWIND: Using the Kano Model to prioritise product development

Mind the Product

In this Sunday Rewind episode, we look back to when Mind the Product’s very own Co-Founder, Martin Eriksson, explains how the Kano Model can be used to prioritise product development. [.]

The 3 Principles that Lead to Better Collaboration Between Design and Product Management Teams

Speaker: Felix Watson Jr., Product Manager at Google, and Terrell Cobb, Designer at Microsoft

In this webinar, Felix Watson and Terrell Cobb will teach you three principles that will help you gain alignment between both Designers and PMs.

Agile Development and Willie Nelson

The Product Coalition

How agile software development and country singer Willie Nelson share the same principles Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile self-improvement music software software-development

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SUNDAY REWIND: Agile died while you were doing your standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, Nate Walkingshaw believes that it’s time to take our lessons from the approach and move on. Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: Agile died while you were doing your standup appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

Mind the Product

Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. The post Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives appeared first on Mind the Product.

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You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

Mind the Product

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe ??).

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Agile physical product development?

CONTACT Software

My last blog post was about teams that only become really agile through experience. Today, the focus is on the challenges that agility brings to engineering. Almost 20 years after the Agile Manifesto, agile software development has become widely accepted.

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. Jeff Gothelf offers this insight: “ Digital product development is not linear.

Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used. What’s more, an agile, self-managing team is collectively responsible for their performance.

Why we say Agile when you want to say chaos

Mind the Product

Most people working in a tech environment have experience working with Agile methodologies. However, it’s very common to see that Agile principles and philosophy are not correctly interpreted and implemented. Some companies fall into the “Agile = speed increase” trap.

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Agile HR: An Agile Approach to Performance Reviews

Agile Velocity

As teams learn how to work in new ways during an Agile transformation, an organization may consider adopting Agile values in departments outside of IT to support the initiative. In an Agile Uprising Podcast Agile and HR – BFF’s?

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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

5 Agile Transformation “Aha!” Moments Learned From Swim Lessons

Agile Velocity

In addition to all the picture-taking, I’ve also been thinking about how the process of learning how to swim is similar to Agile transformations and the development of new Agile capabilities. Agile transformations are not only about addressing pain points.

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Product development strategy: setup your product for success

Mind the Product

Product development will not ever be an easy task. We have worked on a multitude of projects over the years and to this day we continue to run into roadblocks during development. Agile Product Development Guest Post Product Strategy Product Development

When Agile isn’t Agile

The Product Coalition

Signs your organization has missed the point of Agile and it’s become another buzz-word! Treating Agile as just a method not part of a mindset, or culture, is a common contradiction in orgs trying to become Agile organizations. The same is true of Agile. the Why of Agile.

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How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The latter would work with one or more development teams to get the specification implemented. The Brave New Agile World. Once Upon a Time in Waterfall Land.

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The Importance of Having Strong Decision Agility in Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product

In this talk, Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product will unpack how we can quickly make deeply-researched decisions on multiple topics that will positively influence your product development process.

The Power of Agile — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Last month, we presented the webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile. How do you get executive buy-in for implementing true Agile practices when your start-up is Agil-ish, but not fully invested in the Agile methodology? Agile Budgeting.

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Agile Principles and Values

The Product Coalition

agile-methodology scrum agile software-development4 values and 12 principles Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Are You Ready for an Agile Transformation? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Agile Velocity

It is no secret that Agile transformations are costly and time-consuming. It is also no secret that developing Agile capabilities can help your organization achieve business results that make the endeavor worth it. What needs to go in your Agile transformation plan?

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Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. When should you consider Scaled Agile?

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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

With quality assurance/control already embedded in our development process, what if we expand that role to champion usability and customer delight? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience.

Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

Mind the Product

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his keynote talk at MTP Engage I jumped at it. If the audience was expecting a speech which shot down agile methodologies, they were wrong. Instead Jeff started to deconstruct agile from a product manager’s view. He explained how “broken” agile felt to him in the days when he was in a product role and what helped him to fix it.

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366: This is modified Agile for hardware development – with Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can use the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework. Many teams have tried adopting Scrum for developing hardware products, not always successfully. When companies try to implement Scrum or Agile for hardware, they get hung-up on the mechanics.

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

The latter would work with one or more development teams to get the specification implemented. During the development phase, the product manager would be only loosely involved, typically attending a project steering meeting and possibly issuing change requests.

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How Agile Development Impacts Speed and Scalability

The Product Coalition

The overall scope of software development is impacting not only the depths of user’s lifestyles but also the growth and success of businesses and enterprises as well. The agile methodology framework is one such methodology that uplifts the game of every software development company.

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5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Product Management University

Agile is a software development methodology. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! With agile, you have multiple product managers/owners fully consumed with grooming their backlogs and feeding stories to their agile teams.

Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

They think that the agile tools they use, such as boards, offer a strategic advantage. However, they adopt or “install” an agile framework or process without customization. Instead, agile organizations need flexibility, not rigidity.

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You Can Fake Agile. But You Can’t Fake Automation.

Modus Create

It’s been 30 years since the creation of the agile manifesto. And yet, agile remains misunderstood by the vast majority. . That’s what happened with lean and what’s happening with agile. . Agile Has Gone Mainstream. Agile is not a doctrine. How agile are we? —

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How To Make a Success of Going Agile

Mind the Product

In June 2020 Mind the Product published a post from New Zealander Anthony Marter that really struck a chord with our community: based on a talk he’d given to Agile Auckland, his post argued that product management in an Agile practice is in dire need of a rethink.

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

Good product development practices are supposed to be built upon alignment and shared understanding, Jeff Gothelf, Author of Sense & Respond tells us at #mtpcon Singapore. When you have one team learning Agile, another learning Lean, and yet another learning Design Thinking, how are you supposed to get to alignment? What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered. These can then flow into Agile.

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