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.

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

Proficientz

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.

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. Last week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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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.

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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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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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. It is no longer about whether, but only about best practices in detail and agile … Continue reading "Agile physical product development?". Agile methods Trends

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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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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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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Customizing embedded analytics in this way means thinking about packaging and pricing early in product development cycles. Teams of agile developers race along the product. Develop your user classes by interviewing a representative sample of users within your customer mix.

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. At the start, Jeanne said that people doing Agile software might find their “heads.[continue The post Agile Beyond Software appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile

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Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Empowering development teams starts with taking a sincere interest in the individuals, attentively listening to their ideas and concerns, and empathising with them. In the worst case, empowerment is seen as a trick to make development teams do more work and blame them if things don’t go to plan. A good example are sprint goals : A sprint goal captures the desired outcome of a sprint and is agreed by product owner and development team. Show People that You Care.

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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Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice

Mind the Product

Have you ever wondered why your Agile practice feels a bit uninspiring? Something that both fascinates and frustrates me is how the discussions about Agile have flipped from being embraced [.]. The post Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice appeared first on Mind the Product. Agile Product Development Guest Post Agile engineering teams feature backlog product management Product Management Skills Product Owner Scrum

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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.

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 prospect that software development brings with it is more than defined and hence pours in immense possibilities and opportunities for both parties. Now that software development companies are pacing at a revolutionary speed, they need methods and frameworks that justify the need of the time.

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Agile Software Development: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz

When Agile software development took the software world by storm, it was like many other paradigm shifts before it. Agile promised to be the next panacea for whatever ailed software companies. Sprints: Sprints have made software development teams more productive because they can digest requirements in spoon-size bites versus swallowing the elephant. The good news is this: in the Agile world, most organizations don’t need more headcount.

Lipstick Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Lipstick Agile?—?Happiness Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation? A situation where an organization already struggles doing agile, not to mention ‘becoming agile?’ This is what I call lipstick Agile.

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An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study

Mind the Product

Our team at Teina was already working on developing software for Gdansk-based transportation company Expert Transport when the pandemic started. ” At midday, on Sunday we received a phone call from Martyn asking us to develop this additional feature. So we reorganized our tasks in Basecamp and prepared a very rapid development cycle. We then worked for five hours to develop the solution. But during this crisis, agility is key, and a motivated team is crucial.

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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.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation? How to Kick Off an Agile Transformation.

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Why Agile Turns into Micromanagement

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Why Agile Turns into Micromanagement Agile turns into micromanagement as a result of the middle management’s resistance to change. Update 2020–10–11: I added new content, updated the ‘State of Agile Checklist,’ and fixed some content debt. Also known as “agile Taylorism”.)

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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. Back in the 1940’s, Toyota adopted Agile manufacturing methodologies (specifically Kanban) to reduce waste and increase transparency across teams, and as a way to promptly address constantly changing customer needs. Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product.

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Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing Product Development

The Product Coalition

Managing Product Development [Prev : Chapter 14?—?How Product Management 101 ] There are several methodologies to develop a Software Product. Traditionally, Waterfall model was used as an SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Methodology. Iterative v/s Incremental Development.

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.

AGILE OR FRAGILE

The Product Coalition

Is your team Agile or Fragile? designed using: canva.com With the massive increase in the number of products launched in the past decade, a lot of organizations have adopted the AGILE approach as a system of managing their processes. This is the approach an Agile team would take.

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Cargo Cult Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: The Cargo Cult Agile Checklist for Download You want to know the state of agility in your organization? If the average number of checkboxes marked is higher than nine, then you are probably practicing cargo cult agile in one form or another. Cargo Cult Agile?—?A

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When you Look but Don’t see: Agile as Performance

Mind the Product

Fast forward a few weeks to Mind the Product Singapore’s conference, and Jeff Gothelf’s brilliant keynote speech titled Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking: Principles over Process. Like me with my fake mirror checks when I couldn’t have told you the color the car behind me, many product managers “perform” agile. Simple Values of Agile and Lean. That’s what Agile and Lean actually mean to teams.

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Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile, which is really empirical process control, has been embraced well beyond the software world. Campbell Soup recently used agile strategies to launch a new Epic Crunch Goldfish cracker in nine months, much more quickly than usual.” You can read about it here: Are You Agile Enough for Agile Management?

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

What Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 6, Create Your Agile Approach

Johanna Rothman

I discussed the origins of the agile approaches in Part 5. In this post, I'll discuss how you can create an agile approach that fits your context. Why should you create your own agile approach? You deserve an agile approach that helps you achieve the business outcomes you need.

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Agile Maturity vs Ability to Change

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients want to use some sort of maturity assessment for their agile transformations. For agile transformation, an assessment can help people see how they change—how they innovate the products and the culture. Is agility even possible?)

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What I Hope for Product, Development & Venturing in 2021

The Product Coalition

I took some time out from my usual deep dives into product development topics to contemplate what I’d personally like to see happen in 2021 and beyond for us folks in product, development and venturing. and then development all too often fails to achieve what the business had in mind.

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

Mind the Product

In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development.

Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams

Mind the Product

Developing influence across an organisation allows you to drive products – and transformation – forward. Lucia applies agility to business change with the help of four main tools: Mapping – Specifically, mapping power and influence (stakeholders). Workshopping – Workshop the “how” and “why”, not just the “what” in terms of values and behaviours in product development.

What is agile?

The Product Coalition

Agile in a nutshell: Definition, values, principles, methodologies and basic understanding Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile product-management technology software-development digital-transformation

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Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. I think of these as classic books on the fundamentals of software development. software software-development books software-engineering product-development

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Focus On Value And All Your Development Will Be Free.

The Product Coalition

technology leadership software-development agile productivityThe rules and behaviors that drive every action within a start-up get lost when its scaled. This is especially true in software… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

The Direction of Development

The Product Coalition

But silk can turn to sandpaper pretty quickly in software development. Let’s Construct If this happens ever too often, the issue is with the ‘ direction of developing ’ the feature. The Construction and Agile Development analogy Okay! The direction of development is paramount in agile software development as well. API integration for all 3 components was in progress when the developers had to shift focus to fix a major prod bug.