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.

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Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesLast week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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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? Product Management

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

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. It’s not how you do product marketing or sales. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! The Irony of Agile Development.

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.

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

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. It’s not how you do product marketing or sales. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! The Irony of Agile Development.

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Are production bugs part of emergent buffer? Bug fixing and production issues just show up in the team’s velocity, which is lower than it would be without bugs and production issues. Bugs and production issues are therefore not part of the emergent buffer but are part of the overall equation. General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products?

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric (PGE). How did you get into product management?

Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

280 Group

In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop. For product management, the goal is to achieve product-market fit in less time with fewer resources. The post Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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.

The 10 Books Every Product Manager Should Read

The Product Coalition

Building a value-driven mindset will put you on a successful path as a Product Manager. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup software-development agile leadership product-management

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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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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. it and now we all complain about agile.

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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 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.

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

Mind the Product

You may wonder what this has to do with product, but bear with me.). 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.

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4 Tips to Adapt Agile Product Management to Your Team’s Processes

Amplitude

According to the 2020 State of Agile Report , 95% of organizations say they’ve adopted Agile development methodologies within their team. So why do 84% of those respondents feel like they’re not doing Agile the right way? That adaptability is key for product teams today.

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Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

280 Group

Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. 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

Best Product Management Training Courses from 280 Group

280 Group

You want to build better products. And that’s our very mission: to help you build products that matter. Becoming Certified demonstrates you are committed to the product management discipline and gives you professional credibility in your field. Product Management

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. The meeting was very productive, and we prepared a 50-point action plan. ” 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.

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How Agile + Product Management helps build the RIGHT things the RIGHT Way

Mironov Consulting

Most agile conversations are about morale, velocity (aka throughput), quality, predictability, and team dynamics. This discussion will be about how strong product management bridges the outward customer/market view and inward development view.

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Valuable Lessons for Product Managers— Part 1

The Product Coalition

Lessons that no one will teach you in any courses Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-development product-management agile productivity software-development

Dictionary for New & Aspiring Product Managers

The Product Coalition

The language of product people Continue reading on Product Coalition ». productmanagment digital software-development product-manager agile

Product Management and Agile Method

Pragmatic Marketing

Here’s one of the most common questions we get regarding agile and product management:: In the agile framework, do you think the product manager should take on part of the product owner role? In researching my book, Turn Ideas Into Products , I interviewed over 100 vice presidents and chief technical officers on the impact of agile methods on product management.

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Product Management and Agile Method

Pragmatic Marketing

Here’s one of the most common questions we get regarding agile and product management:: In the agile framework, do you think the product manager should take on part of the product owner role? In researching my book, Turn Ideas Into Products , I interviewed over 100 vice presidents and chief technical officers on the impact of agile methods on product management.

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The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “productmanagers. We’ll start with a box labeled “Product.” (It’s I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.” By the end of this post you’ll have a much better context for thinking about “the product.”. Product manager =?

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

280 Group

We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards ! It is our mission to empower product professionals so they can gain the tools and knowledge needed to build better products.

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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Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing Product Development

The Product Coalition

Managing Product Development [Prev : Chapter 14?—?How How to prioritize Product Features ] [Next: Chapter 16?—?Product Product Metrics?—?What Product Management 101 ] There are several methodologies to develop a Software Product.

How Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile Work Together by Jonny Schneider

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Jonny Schneider, Product Strategy and Design Principal at ThoughtWorks, discusses how using all of design thinking, agile, and lean means we can build better products. Key points: You should try to use design thinking, agile and lean when building your products. Agile optimises software delivery – the most powerful part of this framework is that it values responding to change over following a plan.

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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. Iterative Design: We get to see products and features evolve as they go through iterations.

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. It is a set of requirements received from business and formulated into development tasks. In highly-competitive conditions, it is important to concentrate on the highest priorities, especially when product ideas and tasks begin to “snowball.”

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. Embracing new technologies like machine learning, micro services, big data, and Internet of Things (IoT) is part of that change, as is the introduction of agile practices including cross-functional and self-organising teams, DevOps, Scrum, and Kanban. Note that employing people who are called product owners or product managers does not necessarily mean that a product management function exists.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Sustainable pace is an important agile principle. The Agile Manifesto defines it in the following way: “The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.” A framework like Scrum offers specific techniques that ensure sustainable pace—unfortunately, only for development team members and not for product people. But sustainable pace is equally important for you, the person in charge of the product.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Nevertheless, the product owner is often regarded as a tactical role focused on managing the product backlog, detailing requirements, and interacting with the development team. So why did Scrum introduce a product owner role at all?

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.

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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). Lucia advises keeping stakeholders informed of changes, managing their needs closely, monitoring them where possible and keeping them satisfied.

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

280 Group

We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards ! It is our mission to empower product professionals so they can gain the tools and knowledge needed to build better products.

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.