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How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager.

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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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How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager.

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How Agile Managers Use Uncertainty to Create Better Decisions Faster

Johanna Rothman

Strategy and Product Feedback Loops Many of my middle-management and senior leadership clients want certainty about future work. One of these managers said, “I have so much uncertainty and ambiguity. Does that sound like an agile team to you? However, managers don't create features as agile teams do.

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Run a Business, Not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

The role of a product manager has evolved significantly over the past 20 years. In today’s Agile world, product managers are expected to be leaders in market knowledge, strategy, organizational enablement, etc. Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers.

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Unemployed Agilists: Review the Hype Cycle & Your Agility to Help You Manage Future Job Changes, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

I started this series by discussing why managers didn't perceive the value of agile coaches and Scrum Masters in Part 1, resulting in layoffs.) That's why I then asked people to review their product-oriented domain expertise and agile-focused domain expertise in Part 3. Especially, Agile is Not a Silver Bullet.

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Successful Agility In Product Delivery Requires Dynamic Implementation

The Product Coalition

Challenging an emerging myth that Agile is dead, and providing insight on key principles & tactics to finding success with Agile-based product teams. Nowadays it seems to have an opinion of Agile product methods like Scrum. Agile methods like Scrum are not a one-size-fits-all framework.

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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

It’s a truth universally acknowledged by the best product managers. Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience. Customer representation has always been a key reason for success in product development.

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The Key to Agile Team Motivation

Speaker: Robert Webber, Author and Innovation Leader

Agile was a grassroots engineering movement that caught most software leaders unprepared. The Agile community was confident that management would recognize the benefits of Agile and adopt its servant-leadership style. Agile has been impeded by retention of Waterfall release planning practices and schedule pressure.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Business agile is an approach that gives the right business flexibility and fast decision-making in a volatile environment, providing a great capacity for innovation, adaptation and change. Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive.

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All Method, No Madness: Guiding Agile Teams Through Research

Speaker: Amanda Stockwell, President of Stockwell Strategy

Many Product Managers feel quality user research can't keep up with the fast-paced culture of agile teams. However, if you're willing to adapt the right way, you don't have to sacrifice agility or user insights. Using the right strategy, your agile team will collect qualitative data, interpret it, and integrate it effectively.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. Agile approaches provide us other options now. No longer do product managers have to wait for project teams to finish their “Send Product Manager data for the spec sheet.”.

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering how your teams will work in the future? Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech and drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement. How to recognize emerging trends in tech today and leverage them to stay agile for a holistic business strategy.

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Re-Thinking Translation for Business Growth in a Digital-First World

But traditional translation processes can't keep pace with today's agile, omnichannel realities. Read our eBook to discover the limitless possibilities uncovered by agile translation management. Effective localization is critical to business expansion.

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The 3 Principles that Lead to Better Collaboration Between Design and Product Management Teams

Speaker: Felix Watson Jr., Product Manager at Google, and Terrell Cobb, Designer at Microsoft

As more product teams adopt agile working styles, poor collaboration between Design and Product Management can harm a team’s ability to create consumer and business value. In this webinar they will teach you: 3 principles that allow Design and Product Management to work together more effectively.