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?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question. We’re called “product” managers. Agile development methodologies.

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?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question. We’re called “product” managers. Agile development methodologies.

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. Agile Product Management

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Essential framework and templates for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

For new product managers or in startups with newly formed product teams, the building roadmap is their first kick at having the influence of the company direction. There is already a huge lead time and process before any roadmap gets approved by management and gets to the development phase.

Are Agile Frameworks Dominating the Software Product Management Landscape?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Some days it feels like Agile frameworks are dictating how product management is done. At a minimum, they seem to be dominating the product management narrative in the software industry. On the other hand, when product management and Agile are 100% complementary, the end result is solutions that make customers better at whatever they do. . Let’s call a spade a spade – Agile is not a product management framework.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. In this article, I tie the older posts to the framework.

This Framework Gives You Product Management Super Powers

The Secret PM Handbook

The Secret Product Management Framework. Finally writing down the Secret Product Management Framework was a revelation for me. It put all the activities I do as a product manager into perspective. In this article, I tie the older posts to the framework.

Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

When you have one team learning Agile, another learning Lean, and yet another learning Design Thinking, how are you supposed to get to alignment? There are so many frameworks and tools to choose from, so how do you make them work in the real world? Jeff takes us through the basics of the three main frameworksAgile, Lean, and Design Thinking – and then gives us a set of principles that can help us effectively meld them together.

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The Agile Arrow – a visual framework for managing complex sales deals

Inside Intercom

Successfully managing complex sales requires a different level of visibility into your deals. When implemented correctly, the result of leveraging the Agile Arrow is powerful: you are able to prioritize the people, work and outcomes that will make, or break, the deal.

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. Jeff simply and eloquently breaks down how these frameworks have become a crutch for organizations that want to look innovative, but are too scared to lean into true continuous inquiry and actually allow data and evidence into their decision-making processes. Simple Values of Agile and Lean.

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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. Agile – helps us to build the thing right.

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Establishing a market-led culture with a Product Management framework

BrainMates

After hearing Rich Mironov talk about the slippery slope of sales-led companies , they decided to learn about Product Management. The 10 steps we followed to embed the Product Management framework. How do you adopt product management when you’ve never done it?

When is “Agile Scaling” the Answer?

Johanna Rothman

At the Influential Agile Leader workshop earlier this year, I led a session about scaling and how you might think about it. The framework creates less throughput, not more. “Our managers think that's the only way to get out of our current problems.”

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Agile Product Management Framework

All About Product Management

There are many good product management frameworks available - however, I thought I would create an agile product management framework that is broad enough to be applicable to any product management groups that is practising agile/scrum.

Product Requirements: Using a Written or Visual Framework

Mind the Product

It’s a change in approach that’s driven by demands for more agility and greater velocity from the time a problem is identified to the time that a product is released. . Figure 1: FRAMEWORK OF METHODS TO CAPTURE AND DEFINE PRODUCT FEATURES.

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. Those who reported success with agile methods kept the roles separate.

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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. Those who reported success with agile methods kept the roles separate.

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Understanding Scrum

280 Group

We’ll define the main phases of a Scrum project framework and explore each of these in detail later. The post Understanding Scrum appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Framework Methodology Product Owner YouTube Video

“Agile Coaching” Is Not the Goal

Johanna Rothman

I've met a number of agile coaches recently. Even though the client asked for agile coaching, that might not be what the client needs. Because consultants and coaches and agile approaches need to prove they offer value and find some quick wins.). The managers want something.

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Deconstructing Being Agile

The Product Coalition

Has the spirit of being agile been lost behind a mountain of rules? Agile vs. Being Agile Agile became popular shortly after ‘The Agile Software Development Manifesto ’ was published in 2001. This is why one-size-fits-all Agile solutions are a bad idea.

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5 Agile Trends We’re Seeing in 2019

Agile Velocity

2019 is our ninth year as a company and marks over 15 years of my personal work with clients as they transition to Agile. Throughout our time as a team, we’ve identified many key issues and problems that affect companies on their Path to Agility. Agile is expanding outside of IT.

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Is Scrum Agile Enough?

The Product Coalition

Too many times people confuse agile and scrum. Agile is a concept with principles that helps us develop software better, validate it as soon as we can, and bring value to our customers faster. Scrum is just one of the software development frameworks that implement agile and there are many others including Kanban, extreme programming, lean software development and more. Scrum is a valid and very popular framework for agile development. This is not agile.

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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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“Behind the Agile Curtain: Why Leaders Choose Agility” Panel Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019

Agile Velocity

My name is Erik Cottrell, and I’m with Agile Velocity. What we intended to do with this panel was to give folks a glimpse into what it’s like for leaders who are on an agility journey. I am Vice President of Enterprise Program Management for the organization.

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Agile Movers & Shakers (1): Viktor Cessan

The Product Coalition

The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Viktor Cessan Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. He specializes in working with executive teams to help implement company-wide agile transformation. What brought you to ‘agile?’ “I

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Agile Approaches Require Management Cultural Change

Johanna Rothman

Ron Jeffries, Matt Barcomb, and several other people wrote an interesting thread about prescriptive and non-prescriptive approaches to team-based agile. If you don’t want to read the entire thread, here is a summary: People often need help with their agile approach. It’s a framework, not a fully defined process. That’s why we have the agile values and principles. See Practice Does not Make Perfect: Why Agile Transformations Fail (50-min video).

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Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Mind the Product

The ideas of Agile are great. Design Thinking is how we explore and solve problems; Lean is our framework for testing our beliefs and learning our way to the right outcomes; and Agile is how we adapt to changing conditions with software. Agile is related to Lean.

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Using the Jobs To Be Done Framework for Product Management

The Product Coalition

No product management method is universally going to get you out of trouble. The most popular frameworks, like agile, are more about the general approach your office takes. The Jobs To Be Done Framework (JTBD, for short) is different.

How to Prioritize Product Backlogs in Three Easy Steps

280 Group

The post How to Prioritize Product Backlogs in Three Easy Steps appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Product Management Agile Best Practices Framework Prioritization Productivity YouTube Video

How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile teams.

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. This can make ideal product backlog management difficult.

Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 4: What Does “Agile” Mean?

Johanna Rothman

I started this series asking where “Agile” was headed. (I I didn't like what I saw at the Agile 2019 conference.) Part 2 was why we need managers. This part is about what “Agile” or “agile” means. I understand that people want what they perceive as the value “Agile” will bring them. Let's return to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development , what I call the “Agile Manifesto.”

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Breaking The Walls Between Business and Agile Teams

The Product Coalition

Managers and product managers are often frustrated by the apparent lack of care the development team is showing for the needs of the business. Agile Development Things don’t necessarily get better with agile development. Agile dev did away with project waterfall?—?Specification

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Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 5: Summary

Johanna Rothman

I started asking if you actually need an agile approach in Part 1 and noted the 4 big problems I see. Part 2 was why we need managers in an agile transformation. Part 4 was about how “Agile” is meaningless and “agile” is an adjective that needs to be applied to something. This post is about what you can do to create an agile culture, regardless of where you are in the organization. Start with management first.

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Agile Transformation is a Journey, Part 6

Johanna Rothman

Part of what makes an agile transformation difficult is the cultural change required. That’s what makes an agile transformation a journey. A client said to me, “I want the agile. The agile is good stuff: faster delivery of smaller stuff that we can get revenue for.

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Part #1: Implementing an Agile Sales Framework

All About Product Management

By their very nature sales people are agile in their approach to selling products and services. Sales teams need to also inspect the technology team’s capability of delivering bespoke or custom designed solutions – this should be done via the Product Manager. Agile roadmap Scrum

8 Keys to Successfully Implementing a Product Management Framework

Product Management 2.0

Organizations eager to do a better job building and launching products that win in the market are smart to look to product management frameworks. Who wants to waste time reinventing the wheel when market opportunities require speed and stakeholders are obsessed with agility?

Why Simply “Allowing” Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

Mind the Product

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. Scaling agile practices [1] in a company requires strong cultural foundations, as you build understanding and trust, between – and within – teams. If culture is the cornerstone of agile companies, it’s also what can make agile fail, especially when it pertains to how companies value success and failure.

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Boost Your Agile Transformation with the Influential Agile Leader, April 24-25, Toronto

Johanna Rothman

Most of my clients struggle with their agile transformation. The teams love agile approaches because they can work on their release frequency and technical excellence. The senior managers love the agile promise because they can see how agile approaches help the teams release a more constant flow of value. The senior managers love the increased revenue and decreased costs of development. Too often, the system of work hijacks the agile transformation.

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Why Product Managers Become Practice Managers in an Agile Environment

Proficientz – Product Management University

If you’re a product manager, how fun would it be if you actually got to steer the product ship as outlined in your job description! 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! The more significant change is the scope of the product manager role.

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