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.

Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World


Test strategy is critical to the success of any testing effort – but where do you start? How does your strategy conform to different development methodologies? At a high level, how do you define test strategy and why is it important?

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.

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

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

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

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.

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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5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders


What does product leadership look like in an agile context? And, how is it different from leadership in traditional development environments? For the product leaders supporting agile teams, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine of scrums , sprints, and standups.

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3 Ways To Use Servant Leadership In Your Organization

Agile Velocity

Servant leadership is a term that’s been around for decades. While it can sometimes feel overused or outdated, I believe the principles of servant leadership remain as relevant today as they’ve ever been. Applying Servant Leadership To Every Level Of An Organization.

Nulab Drinking Code: Product Management & Leadership


This time, our meetup theme was “Product Management, Strategy & Leadership” and it was a great pleasure for us to host our invited speakers: Jay Fong, Product Strategy Lead ( honestbee Singapore ). Giom Duquesnay, Enterprise Agile Coach ( Giom Consulting ).

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 Package and Price Embedded Analytics

struggle to integrate analytics into their products, business models, and pricing strategies in a way that meets a range of user. Teams of agile developers race along the product. improper pricing strategies can have on today’s software. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

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. I like to use my Product Vision Board to develop a valid product strategy. Use your vision and product strategy to make the right decisions.

Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

I’ve found most executives genuinely want to know, “How do I help our Agile transformation?” Becoming an agile company is new for leaders and teams. Yet, leaders are often left out while teams get the lion’s share of the attention from Agile coaches.

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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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Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

I’ve found most executives genuinely want to know, “How do I help our Agile transformation?” Becoming an agile company is new for leaders and teams. Yet, leaders are often left out while teams get the lion’s share of the attention from Agile coaches.

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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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The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

So when we got her on the line, we covered everything… including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick the right environment for you, and even her new book, Escaping the Build Trap.

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 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: 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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Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees”

Agile Velocity

In the first couple sentences of “Agile Integration: The Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,” a recently released report by Red Hat, the authors write: “Business success is increasingly based on your ability to react to change.

How To Cross the Strategy-to-Execution Chasm

The Product Coalition

Most companies fail in execution, not strategy. Defining strategy the right way can close the gap. Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” Why Defining Product Strategy is Hard Strategy Overload One of the challenges with the word “Strategy” is that it is an overloaded term.

IoT Product Podcast: You Can’t Outsource Strategy

Mironov Consulting

Daniel produces an IoT product leadership podcast, which he generously invited me to join. Daniel’s takeaway: “You can’t outsource strategy. ” Agile Featured Events innovation Market Thinking Product Management

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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What are the best quotes about leadership from the podcast, This is Product Management?


You can have the best strategy in the world, if your people don’t understand what’s in it for them and if the leaders don’t understand what the impact on people is going to be, that amazing strategy is never going to come to life.” – Kelley Amadei, Founder of SparkShift.

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Product Takeoff

To achieve that level of confidence and to build products in that space we as product managers have to focus on a few key principals before we plan on getting the next thing in the marketplace.The four major principals we generally go by are Vision, Strategy, Team and Rapid learning.

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How Little Can You Do (& Still be Effective)

Johanna Rothman

In Create Your Successful Agile Project , I ask the question: How little can we do to satisfy our needs? See my series about the agile roadmaps to see how that might work in practice. I want to avoid inflicting help as a manager on agile teams. Let Agile Teams Manage Themselves.). Effective agile managers manage a tricky balancing act. They create an environment in which agile teams can survive and thrive. Back in Manage It!,

Running Too Lean Can be More Harmful than Helpful

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Leadership Lean Organization Planning Roles Strategy UncertaintyMost companies out there put a huge push on efficiency and running “lean” — doing the most possible with the least amount of overhead. And in most cases, that’s a very noble goal — after all, overhead in the form of people and positions is generally the highest cost that companies face. Reducing the number […].

Product Roadmaps in Five Easy Pieces

Mind the Product

In reality, asking for a product roadmap was shorthand for “please help me with my strategy”. Team context : You and your team will use the product roadmap as one of the tools to help you figure out your long-term strategy.

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Without thoughtful leadership around them, it may not be in product manager’s gift to achieve a “good” roadmap. This is because product leadership is genuinely hard and quite distinct from the job of product manager – something that is often misunderstood.

How to build, manage and scale a sales team – 12 strategies from the experts

Inside Intercom

This is not to say that bottom-up adoption is bad strategy; quite the opposite. If you can raise a ton of capital, it’s one strategy for winning and crushing the competition.

4 key steps towards a growth engine strategy

Product Warrior

Reviewing product strategy to design a growth engine for established business is a common ask of product leadership, although few businesses achieve it. Flexibility and Agility, how vulnerable are you to a "new game"? Product Management Strategy

How do you Make Product Management Work Effectively in a Distributed Team?

Mind the Product

Ever since the shift towards agile practices, product teams have hung on to a set of core attributes, which range from cross-functional, to customer-centric, all the way up to iterative and independent. Business Strategy General Product Leadership Product Management Characteristics Product Management Skills distributed teams Remote Working remote working culture Team Culture Team Leadership

The Collision of Product Management and Product Ownership

The Product Coalition

A story of love, hate, oppression and triumph I’ll admit, I’ve started to fall out of love with agile over the past year or so?—?don’t A topic of hot debate in the agile and product circles but with very few answers. Enter agile. It’s not about “Agile”?—?it’s

The Parable of Frank de Boer – Evolution, not Revolution in Building Product Teams

Mind the Product

You might want to implement different methodologies such as agile or Kanban or scrum, but the teams at your disposal might not be well-versed in these styles. The Parable.

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Full Transcript: Kirsten Butzow on the Product Love Podcast


Back when we spoke, Kirsten was an instructor and keynote speaker with Pragmatic Marketing and has since moved on to a new role as director of brand and marketing strategy at Salt River Project. Podcast Agile Hiring Leadership PM Role

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.” Leadership and People Skills product manager product owner