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Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

What is Bad Performance? Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used. Second, the team participates in continuous discovery and strategizing , and its members regularly help refine the product backlog.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Agile Transformation

Agile Velocity

Agile has been shown to shorten time-to-market, increase quality, instill predictability, improve customer satisfaction, and create an overall happier working culture. Agile Transformation involves all levels of the organization and applies Lean-Agile principles to business processes, practices, tools, operations, and culture.

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Why designers fail to integrate into Agile teams

UX Planet

Prescriptive Agile frameworks make it hard for designers to add valuable contributions to the team. I designed every detail in Photoshop before handing the mockups to the developers. Desperate to find an alternative to our ineffective process, I stumbled upon Agile and it blew my mind. But it wasn’t all that bad.

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Agile and People: The Transformation Will Happen Naturally

The Product Coalition

In my first article in this series, I posited that the only problem Agile has is that it’s too concise. Since it’s not a prescriptive methodology, but a collection of values and principles, people feel lost when it comes to “becoming agile”. That’s when we could claim to be Agile. We all know the driving license analogy.

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490: Product Process: Fourth of Seven Knowledge Areas of Product Mastery – with Chad McAllister, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can master product process Watch on YouTube TLDR – The Product Innovation Charter (PIC) is a short document that provides direction and alignment for a product development project. – Stage-Gate and Agile Stage-Gate are popular product development processes that manage risk and incorporate Agile elements.

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8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. Treat the Team as an Equal Partner. The team members are not your resources but the people who create your product. Assume that the team members want to do their best.

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Seven Product Backlog Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

A few years ago, I was asked to help a healthcare company with their agile transition and its impact on product management. One of the challenges the agile transition team was concerned about was the choice of the right product backlog tool, which at first seemed odd to me. The Product Backlog is Too Big.