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? Jeff takes us through the basics of the three main frameworks – Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking – and then gives us a set of principles that can help us effectively meld them together. What is Agile Really About? The concept of Agile came out of frustration at the way software was delivered.

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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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Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products Features

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When you Look but Don’t see: Agile as Performance

Mind the Product

Fast forward a few weeks to Mind the Product Singapore’s conference, and Jeff Gothelf’s brilliant keynote speech titled Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking: Principles over Process. Like me with my fake mirror checks when I couldn’t have told you the color the car behind me, many product managers “perform” agile. Simple Values of Agile and Lean. That’s what Agile and Lean actually mean to teams.

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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. Join Johanna as she discusses: How agile approaches change what we measure.

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. Agile Product Management Agile

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Agile Marketing Using Scrum

280 Group

Many people in the technology world mistakenly believe that Agile is something new, but it really isn’t. Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product.

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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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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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When is “Agile Scaling” the Answer?

Johanna Rothman

At the Influential Agile Leader workshop earlier this year, I led a session about scaling and how you might think about it. “Our managers think that's the only way to get out of our current problems.” Or, management didn't consider how they got there.

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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

As a product manager, you probably know specific ways to gather data to inform your product decisions, like the ever-popular A/B test. Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management.

Is Scrum Agile Enough?

The Product Coalition

Too many times people confuse agile and scrum. Agile is a concept with principles that helps us develop software better, validate it as soon as we can, and bring value to our customers faster. Scrum is just one of the software development frameworks that implement agile and there are many others including Kanban, extreme programming, lean software development and more. Scrum is a valid and very popular framework for agile development. Agile is just a means to an end.

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Agile Project Kickoffs

Johanna Rothman

Now that agile teams stay together, we can change the kickoff to more project-specific work. I wrote an article several years ago, Keys to Chartering an Agile Project. That article has the template I offered in Manage It! In Create Your Successful Agile Project , I suggested a reframe for the charter. Many new-to-agile-thinking teams want everything defined upfront. Do let me know if you have used other activities for your agile project kickoffs.

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Announcement: New Distributed Agile Teams Online Workshop

Johanna Rothman

After Mark Kilby and I collaborated on From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams , we decided to start creating online classes. We have just opened registration for our first geographically distributed agile teams class. See Prepare for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. If you have questions about how an agile approach might work if you're thinking of working virtually, or are wondering how to make an agile approach work for your current team, start with this course.

Agile in Every Department: Agile HR

Agile Velocity

Before you get started, don’t forget to check out part one of this series, Agile in Every Department: Agile Marketing. There are two ways to view Agile HR: Using Agile to develop and manage people Using Agile to better manage work, teams, and structure.

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5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

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

Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards.

How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile

The Secret PM Handbook

People have asked me “How can I get my execs to support an agile transformation? Reframe the Agile conversation around value. Don’t talk about scrum or methodologies or the Agile Manifesto. These two ideas are often munged together in agile discussions.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. Over the next few years my career evolved through people-management, pre-sales, and program management roles into product management.

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Agile In Every Department: Agile Marketing

Agile Velocity

It’s 2019, and Agile has officially transitioned from a software development methodology to a mindset designed for entire organizations. Agile can help teams get on track, own their outcomes, and work toward accomplishing clear goals and objectives. Events management.

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3 sins of implementing Agile

The Product Coalition

I want to share the most common and most significant issues with Agile implementation that I have seen in practice. What Agile is, has been initially described in the Agile Manifesto and further under 12 Agile Principles. Refer to the above quoted Agile Principle.

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Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

organizations even believe becoming an agile digital business is critical to. Calabrio ONE is a unified workforce optimization (WFO) software suite–including call recording, quality management, workforce management, voice-of-the-customer (VoC) analytics and advanced.

“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.). The managers want something.

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It’s time to stop “doing” Agile and become agile

The Product Coalition

A frequently misunderstood project management tool is a daily stand-up. For many project managers, they use this time for accountability and task check-in: Did you get done with what you expected to get done? I know it’s hard, but trust me, you’ll figure it out… if you stay agile.

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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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The 21 best agile product management resources

ProductBoard

In 2001, a group of software developers set off a revolution in the world of tech when they outlined a new way of managing product development—agile. At the time, older models of product management such as waterfall were becoming obsolete.

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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

When an executive, too far removed from what makes creating products hard thinks of “agile” as a silver bullet it becomes difficult to manage expectations. It is precisely that potential which inspires not-yet-informed executives to learn about how agile could help them.

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How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile

The Secret PM Handbook

People have asked me “How can I get my execs to support an agile transformation? Reframe the Agile conversation around value. Don’t talk about scrum or methodologies or the Agile Manifesto. These two ideas are often munged together in agile discussions.

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Is Agile Really The Best Way to Manage All Projects? A Story of Agile Implementation

The Product Coalition

As a business analyst and expert, I have been involved in various Agile projects. However, one of them was so exceptional that made me doubt if Agile is really the best way to manage all types of projects. As seen Agile is not always the best way to manage all kinds of projects.

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5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders

ProductPlan

What does product leadership look like in an agile context? For the product leaders supporting agile teams, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine of scrums , sprints, and standups. 5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders. In an agile setting, the pace is faster.

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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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Announcing Agile 2.0.0 – The Newest and Bestest Agile Ever

Modus Create

Modus is pleased to announce Agile 2.0.0 We have taken agile to the power of two by applying Agile to Agile, and eliminating all the waste in software development. Those things always get in the way, so Agile 2.0.0 It’s important in Agile 2.0.0 So Agile 2.0.0

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Tactical Ideas for Agile Budgeting, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

The managers run around for two or three months in advance of that fiscal year, attempting to predict a ton of things: Estimates for not-well-defined projects or features, Capital equipment or tool needs, “Headcount” aka, people needed. Here are ideas for a more agile budgeting approach: Fund teams, not projects. You can’t shove more features than the team can deliver, but you can manage your investment. Too often, organizations want to budget for an entire year.

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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).

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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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Lean and Agile: What’s the Difference?

Craft.io

In this piece, I’d like to address the somewhat confusing subject of the difference between the terms ‘lean’ and ‘agile’. Taking the time to clarify where each term comes from and what it means can help us further understand the principles of software product management.

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Strategy Behind More Agile Budgeting, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

I suggested ways to think about more agile budgeting in part 1. That's because I manage my company in a similar way as your managers manage your organization. I'm getting better at managing the details to publish in all formats everywhere.

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Agile is dead: SCRUM implementation survival guide

The Product Coalition

In recent years, a barrage of criticism has come down upon Agile, as well as on Scrum, one of its most popular implementations. “It There are numerous critical articles on the Internet about Agile and Scrum. The way I see it, there are usually two reasons for criticism of Agile/Scrum.

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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. Help your agile transformation succeed.

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Why Agile Marketing is the Key to Successful Products

280 Group

Can Agile Marketing give you an edge? The post Why Agile Marketing is the Key to Successful Products appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Marketing Agile Market Research Methodology WebinarThis is a guest post by John Armstrong, CMO, Zettaset.

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Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

OK, everybody knows Agile is one of the best product methodologies out there. Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first. The true question is: is Agile product development right for your team?

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