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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

“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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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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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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Why Does Agility Matter?

Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Scrum

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What is the Value of Agility?

Clever PM

One of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User Stories

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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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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. Remember: Collaboration requires leadership. Last but not least: If the environment you’re in is agile, then change is likely to occur.

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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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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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 Be a More Agile Product Manager

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Authority Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum UncertaintyDue to the unique role that Product Managers play in most organizations, we’re often capable of being the strongest influences on the overall culture of the product development organization and of the company in general. And while there are many companies out there who are truly only interested in giving lip service to the concept […].

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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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Athens, 21 Sept: Agile Summit Greece

Mironov Consulting

Agile Greece Summit is the largest agile conference in Southern Europe. Agile Featured Events Leadership Lean Market Thinking Product Management Requirements Strategy Upcoming Events agile discovery product manager product owner validation value

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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 Transformation: Introduction & Answering Why (Part1)

Johanna Rothman

Introduction to an Agile Transformation series… I’ve seen several agile transformation challenges. Since I want to address those challenges, this is a series of posts about agile transformation. How to see your agile transformation as a system and culture problem.

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Measuring the effectiveness of agile processes

The Product Coalition

What problems arise in agile teams and how to measure them? Product Agility As our product scales, team size grows and we adopt more processes and infrastructures, the complexities to which they adhere to become immense. grooming metrics process agile-methodology agile

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Agile Transformation: Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

” is one of the questions I see when I work with people going through an agile transformation. I like to see the questions reflect the why for your organization’s agile transformation. A simplistic qualitative measure of organizational agility).

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

Many of these will probably be familiar to you from the agile manifesto but it required some convincing of a large traditional organisation like the OU. I would ultimately forge a hugely productive working relationship with them as a product leadership trio.

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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 Gone Wrong

The Product Coalition

Agile is an awesome approach when done right, but is your team making these common mistakes? Most people will agree that the adoption of agile is now mainstream. This adoption is rightfully so, as agile can be an excellent framework for building software.

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Agile Transformation When Failure Is “Not” an Option

Johanna Rothman

One of my clients has many reasons for wanting an agile transformation. They need agile approaches so they can get feedback from customers as they develop the new products. Agile approaches are perfect for their corporate needs. Their agile transformation is stuck.

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April 5/Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Agile Product Models

Mironov Consulting

We’ll have a half hour to talk about product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. Agile Events 2017 Lean Market Thinking Product Management Strategy agile leadership lean market input product owner strategy success metrics

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Agile Transformation: More Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

I’ve been thinking more about possible measurements in an agile transformation journey. This post will focus on measurements you might see when the culture changes with an agile transformation. If your agile transformation is stuck, consider rethinking your measurements.

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Influential Agile Leader Early Bird Reg Ends May 1, 2018

Johanna Rothman

Are you looking to help support your team, management, or organization’s agile adoption? Do you feel as if you are part of the formal or informal team leading your agile transformation? You need what Gil Broza and I teach and facilitate at the Influential Agile Leader Workshop. Agile Transformation: Practice Change, Part 2. Agile Transformation: See Your System and Culture, Part 3. Agile Transformation: Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 4.

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Free Your Agile Team Video Posted (Includes Q&A)

Johanna Rothman

A couple of weeks ago, I delivered the first version of my Free Your Agile Team talk at Agile New England. I spoke about the problem of a framework-first approach to transforming to an agile culture. I based the talk on Create Your Successful Agile Project , but I didn’t stop there.). Successful agile organizations change their culture. I wrote about some of these issues in a series: Creating Agile HR, Part 1: What HR Does.

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Listen to Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley and Gil Broza

Johanna Rothman

Ryan Ripley, host of Agile for Humans, interviewed Gil Broza and me in AFH 102: The Influential Agile Leader. We spoke about the workshop I lead with Gil, the Influential Agile Leader. If you are interested in helping your agile transformation, do listen to the podcast and join us for the conversation. The post Listen to Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley and Gil Broza appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

Apply “How Little” Thinking to Agile Management Control

Johanna Rothman

As their organizations move to agile approaches, these managers have problems: their organization (managers above them) wants to measure them by the old rules which demand control. The people doing the work want less control and more servant leadership.

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Agile Transformation: See Your System and Culture, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

If you read my scaling agile series , you can see that becoming an agile organization requires seeing your organization as a system with a culture. If you don’t also address the cultural problems of rewards, you won’t continue with your agile transformation. You know why you want the organization to use agile approaches. That’s why Practicing Change and Knowing Why are a part of an agile transformation.

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Begin your Agile Transformation Journey on the Right Track

Product Club

Across the globe, companies are investing in Agile transformations primarily for two reasons — to increase speed, and improve the quality of their technical product delivery. Our method is all about showing you how to run like a lean and Agile startup.

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Are You Just Building “Faster Horses”?

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Bad PM Culture Definitions Good PM Leadership Organization PM Problem Solving RolesMost Product Managers have, at one time or another, heard the apocyphal quote often attributed to Henry Ford, “If I asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.” ” And when we hear the line, we laugh because there’s no way that we would do such a thing — the “faster horse” is […].

Agile, Empathy, and 12 Steps… What we Learned at MTP Engage

Mind the Product

As one of the earliest Agile product managers, Jeff Patton has seen the “brand” of Agile degrade – even so far as speakers eliciting spontaneous applause by saying “I hate Agile.”

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Understanding and Prioritizing Customer Needs for Innovation; Product Leadership Exchange; Recent Product Management Interviews

Good Product Manager

I’m pleased to announce that for the first time the Summit will feature a Product Leadership Exchange. The Product Leadership Exchange is just one of the reasons that product management professionals should attend Summit , along with content like my keynote presentation on The Art and Science of Identifying and Prioritizing Customer Needs as well as a presentation in our Product Marketing and Management track on The SiriusDecisions Investment Decisionmaking Process.