The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

bpma ProductHub

An Agile Product Open meetup recap. By Lisa Sieverts – The BPMA sponsors many different groups that provide practical educational and workshop type events. It’s a collaborative forum for leveraging Agile to discover and deliver better products, sooner.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation?

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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. Agile Product Management Agile

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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. Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product.

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. 9Packaging Decision Framework Determining Tiers Next, group each of the features from your product roadmap (represented by dots and dotted cirlces) on the framework, suggesting possibilities for structuring your analytic enhancements.

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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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? Jeff takes us through the basics of the three main frameworks – Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking – and then gives us a set of principles that can help us effectively meld them together. What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered.

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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.

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The “Agile C-Suite” and The Critical Role It Plays in an Organization’s Path to Agility

Agile Velocity

The recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “ The Agile C-Suite ” 1 and Forbes article “Agile Isn’t New: What’s New Is The C-Suite Embracing It” have prompted some good discussion around the Agile Velocity virtual water cooler. . Balancing the Agile Enterprise .

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Remote Agile (Part 2)

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures Last week, we addressed basic practices and tools of remote agile with distributed teams. A chat channel is used to facilitate communication within the whole group. ?? Use W3 to debrief in the whole group.

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Remote Agile (Part 1)

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Remote Agile, Part 1: Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners Agile has always been about colocation, about direct communication, physical boards, and all the other haptic and analog moments to create value in the digital realm.

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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.

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Troubleshooting Agile – Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Jeffrey Fredrick and Douglas Squirrel know this well, and their new book Agile Conversations , focuses on the five critical conversations you’ll have and how to perfect them. One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything.

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Remote Agile (Part 5): Retrospectives

The Product Coalition

The latter does not rule out utilizing other techniques from the agile toolbox, and there are plenty of those available on Retromat or Tasty Cupcakes.) A chat channel is used to facilitate communication within the whole group. What kind of remote agile Retrospective have you organized?

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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. The board captures the vision, the target group, the problem to be solved or the benefit to be provided, the key features of the product, and the business goals.

How we get our product just right with focus group tests

The Product Coalition

Pexels Essence of the Article: Focus group tests can give valuable customer feedback during development stage. Three factors are vital for success: It is important to set the right scenarios , the right focus group and the right insights to feed back into your backlog.

A quick start guide to running user research in Agile

Userzoom

In this article, we’ll discuss: What is Agile? What are the benefits of Agile? Why user research has traditionally struggled in the Agile environment. How to make user research happen in Agile and make everyone think you’re super awesome. What is Agile?

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6 Signs Your Agile Teams Might Need Training

Agile Velocity

When going through an Agile transformation, Agile teams often feel like they have a good handle on Agile and Scrum. But when asked about their progress toward the business outcomes their organization hopes to achieve by implementing Agile, their answer is not as confident.

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Scaling Decision Making: How product teams can make group decisions at scale

ProductPlan

But when you ask a group to form a consensus and make a decision together, the formula is far more complicated and the process can take much longer. As teams and companies grow, silos form and different groups start doing things their own way. It was specifically devised to help groups quickly make a decision. Decide: This is the person (or group) who makes the final decision. This includes both in person in a group setting as well as summarized in a one-page memo.

280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2018

280 Group

Brian Lawley, Founder of 280 Group, shares his video explaining the three crucial secrets to successful Product Management. The post 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2018 appeared first on 280 Group.

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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. Erik: What led to your decision to pursue agility? Agile Agile Transformation Leadershi

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Remote Agile (Part 6): Sprint Planning with Distributed Teams

The Product Coalition

A Remote Sprint Planning with a Distributed Team We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools, followed by exploring virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. After that round, we merge two pairs into a group of four for five minutes?—?this

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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

When an executive, too far removed from what makes creating products hard thinks of “agile” as a silver bullet it becomes difficult to manage expectations. It is precisely that potential which inspires not-yet-informed executives to learn about how agile could help them.

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Remote Agile (Part 6): Sprint Planning with Distributed Teams

The Product Coalition

Remote Agile (Part 7): Sprint Review with Distributed Teams TL; DR: A Remote Sprint Review with a Distributed Team We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools; we explored virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom.

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Announcement: New Distributed Agile Teams Online Workshop

Johanna Rothman

After Mark Kilby and I collaborated on From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams , we decided to start creating online classes. We have just opened registration for our first geographically distributed agile teams class. See Prepare for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. You'll have the opportunity to join a Slack group for discussion and support. MPD workshop agile geographically distributed teams lean

The 5 Skills Of An Innovator | Bob Moesta, The ReWired Group | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Bob Moesta, Founder, The ReWired Group. Bob Moesta (Founder, The ReWired Group) – The 5 Skills Of An Innovator from Business of Software Conference. That’s why that’s why things like agile works so well, and lean start so well because you’re learning all the time. The reality in 2001 that became agile, but the reality How do you see innovation and how do you harness it effectively to make it work?

6 Signs Your Agile Teams Might Need Training

Agile Velocity

When going through an Agile transformation, Agile teams often feel like they have a good handle on Agile and Scrum. But when asked about their progress toward the business outcomes their organization hopes to achieve by implementing Agile, their answer is not as confident.

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Agile Movers & Shakers (4): Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Dave West of Scrum.org Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. What brought you to ‘agile?’ “So When we worked in that way, we worked in a very Agile/Scrum type way.

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Agile Transformation: Practice Change, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

Agile culture is about the ability to change. You need to know why you want to change, but once you know that, agile cultures promote change.). We (as agile teams and organizations) deliver something to get some feedback and learning.

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Agile With a Capital A Might not be Best by Morag McLaren

Mind the Product

Here Morag McLaren looks at a few things she’s learned through this process when it comes to Agile. Don’t Forget the Other Parts of the Agile Manifesto. Most people’s perception of the agile manifesto is that it tells us to do things fast and regularly.

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Agile Role Transitions: Keep Austin Agile 2018 Activity Summary

Agile Velocity

Agile Roles are well defined in any foundational training for Scrum or Kanban. At Keep Austin Agile 2018, I presented a talk called “So You Made Your Project Managers into ScrumMasters: Roles Transitions When Becoming Agile”. Learn Agile. Agile training.

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Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 2: Where Does Management Fit?

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I wrote about how “Agile” is not a silver bullet and is not right for every team and every product. This post is about how management fits into agile approaches. Too often, managers think “agile” is for others, specifically teams of people. Team-based “agile” is not enough. If the managers don't change their behaviors, a team cannot sustain any agile approach. It doesn't matter which agile approach.

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What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

ProductPlan

In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps. Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D.

Creating Agile HR, Part 8: Summary

Johanna Rothman

Of these, it makes sense to change the compensation and rewards approach, recruitment and hiring if the organization wants to create an agile culture. It’s possible to create a more agile approach to education and training. For example, I have done pilot workshops with a small group or team of people to see if the content and/or delivery mechanism would work for them before they (or I!) Agile approaches are not a cure-all for an organization’s culture.

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Making Sense of Planning in an Agile World

ProductPlan

“But we’re agile. ” If you’ve ever worked with an agile team, chances are you’ve heard this excuse. However, even agile teams need a disciplined approach to planning. What is Agile Planning? Agile Planning, Meet the Planning Onion.

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