Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. Providing the right product leadership is demanding; it requires a specific skills set and usually your full attention as the person in charge of the product.

“Leadership Agility” Presented at Agile Leadership Fest 2019

Agile Velocity

Leadership AgilityAgile Leadership Fest 2019 from Agile Velocity. In this workshop at Agile Leadership Fest, David Hawks discussed key mindset shifts leaders need to make to thrive in this new world. Key Takeaways from “Leadership Agility”. The 21st-century workforce is made up of knowledge workers who seek autonomy, therefore, leadership styles must change.

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How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

What’s more, do not de-prioritise your leadership work even when push comes to shove and you are pressed for time. Look at leadership as an integral part of your job that is at least as important as updating the product roadmap and refining the product backlog.

How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. Why Servant Leadership is not Enough.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Authentic Leadership Practices

The Product Coalition

I recently attended an excellent leadership programme, which led me to reflect more deeply on what makes a stand out leader. Of course, a large part of leadership is about designing good domain strategy & operating models etc, but this article focuses on the more emotive, people elements.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 1

Mind the Product

Held in the lovely Barbican Conservatory , this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum brought together a group of senior product leaders for the type of conversations that can only happen behind closed doors. Agile is not a Strategy.

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.

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Ask Different Questions: Building Your Agile Leadership Skills

Agile Velocity

Now, it’s Monday and you need to be in the office for an 8 AM meeting to hear what the new Agile Consultants have come up with for your organization. When an organization has made the decision to adopt an agile way of working, they often only acknowledge the impact to teams.

“Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet

Agile Velocity

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell sit down with David Marquet to discuss his latest book, “Leadership is Language”. The post “Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet appeared first on Agile Velocity.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Roy Osherove, the author of Elastic Leadership, is going to provide some answers that come from his experience seeing this across many different organizations. And the answers focus on leadership. Which leadership styles are most effective for each mode.

What is Product Leadership?—?really?

The Product Coalition

What is Product Leadership?—?really? Photo by rob walsh on Unsplash With so many Product Management articles out there, let’s talk ‘Product Leadership’ for a change. It’s NOT about running a perfectly synchronized Agile process?—?Yes, Yes, Agile is a way of being more effective.

Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

Scale through strong, service-based leadership. Motown maintained short iteration cycles, balanced data with instinct, and kept a culture that allowed individuals to challenge leadership. This combination resulted in an agile and adaptive process that persisted for decades.

“Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet

Agile Velocity

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell sit down with David Marquet to discuss his latest book, “Leadership is Language”. The post “Leadership Is Language” Interview With David Marquet appeared first on Agile Velocity.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. Ask your ScrumMaster or agile coach to help you with this. Product Leadership empowerment mindfulness product manager product owner

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. industry as a whole, with their leadership involved in the. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

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? Everyone speaks a different language, works at a different pace, aims for different goals, and leadership is in the middle trying to understand how best to help. What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered. So to recapture the spirit of agility, we look to Lean.

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Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Mind the Product

He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership. To describe the diverse behaviours of work environments where flexible forms of product leadership is essential, Josh also looks at the structures of some big companies, like Amazon and Microsoft. The post Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Despite the successes Agile has brought us, it’s time to take the things we have learned from Agile and move on. Like the technology we use to build the products we love ages and gets left behind, Agile has died while we were perfecting our standup. Agile isn’t to blame for this.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

“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.). It's not agile coaching.

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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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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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Upcoming Webinar: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting An Agile Transformation”

Agile Velocity

Presenter: Enterprise Agility Coach Richard Dolman. Starting, sustaining, and managing an Agile transformation is a complicated journey. Ideas for mapping your own Path to Agility ®.

Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

Mind the Product

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product.

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How To Help Agile Teams Create Products Customers Actually Want

Strategyzer

Nowadays there is no escaping the Agile hype. Large organisations are “becoming Agile” one after the other, fuelled by hopes of higher employee engagement and more efficient product development. Innovation Thought Leadership

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Agile Transformation Secrets Series Posted

Johanna Rothman

I just finished a series for my Pragmatic Manager newsletter about Agile Transformation Secrets: Part 1: Manage for Change. I wrote this series because I find that many people get a little confused about an agile transformation. They think an agile approach will work because they can predict and commit better. They think an agile approach will help with full utilization. They want the agile approach to succeed, so they think mandating specific practices will work.

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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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Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Owner?

Johanna Rothman

Scrum Master or Agile Project Manager? ” (You might like Why an Agile Project Manager is Not a Scrum Master.). She's an agile project manager. When she manages programs, she's an agile program manager. That's now, where I rarely see an agile culture.

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Webinar: Why Agile Transformations Fail: How to Achieve Agile Results

Agile Velocity

It is more important than ever for organizations to achieve organizational agility, which is why many companies are embarking on Agile Transformations. However, few of them are realizing the full agile results promised–and needed. In fact, over 50% of all Agile transformations fail. Key takeaways include: 4 impediments slowing down the transformation or preventing significant gains from Agile. Combat common impediments to your agility.

Executives, agile, and religion

Under10 Playbook

I’m an agile advocate. But that doesn’t mean I think everyone in the company needs to know the mechanics of agile methods. An agile consultant explained that the best way to get senior leadership on board with agile is for them to get Scrum certified.

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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

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“Be The Change: Transform Your Organization Through Servant Leadership” Presented at Global Scrum Gathering Austin 2019

Agile Velocity

Be The Change: Transform Your Organization Through Servant Leadership – Global Scrum Gathering 2019 from Agile Velocity. People over Process is the very first value in the Agile Manifesto. Organizations will pay far more attention to what you do than to what you say–if we want to create a culture of Servant Leadership then we need to begin by serving. Key Takeaway from “Be The Change: Transform Your Organization Through Servant Leadership”.

Accelerating Your Agile Journey Podcast

Johanna Rothman

I had the chance to talk with Andy Kaufman on his podcast, Accelerating Your Agile Journey, PPP 2017. We spoke about many of the ideas in Create Your Successful Agile Project : Learning early (instead of failing fast). Servant leadership.

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3 Must-Have Product Leadership Skills to Survive the Corona Crisis

The Product Coalition

To survive and succeed, your product leadership must be sharper than ever. Agile Is the New Steady State Agile as a mindset and a way of life, not as a development methodology. Even after the disease is contained, the resulting economic slowdown will stay here for much longer.

Announcing Create Your Successful Agile Project

Johanna Rothman

I have a new book in beta, Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver. Agile approaches create more opportunities for jelled, performing teams. And, many teams find agile approaches tease them farther apart, not together.

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