Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

General Use of Agile – My perception is that Agile is being? How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile, which is really empirical process control, has been embraced well beyond the software world. Agile Product Management

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

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

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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How Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile Work Together by Jonny Schneider

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Jonny Schneider, Product Strategy and Design Principal at ThoughtWorks, discusses how using all of design thinking, agile, and lean means we can build better products. Agile – helps us to build the thing right.

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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 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 Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Owner?

Johanna Rothman

I spoke with a project manager recently. I used to facilitate project teams as a project manager. Why a project manager? When I learned to manage programs, I managed programs like that, too. I'm not a PO—I don't manage the backlog and I don't want to.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

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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Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 1: Do You Need an Agile Approach?

Johanna Rothman

I spoke at Agile 2019 last week. Here are my thoughts and where I think the “agile” industry is headed. Problems I See with “Agile” Here's a summary of problems I saw last week: Too many people think “agile” will solve all their problems. “Agile” is a silver bullet and will fix everything—as long as the teams do it. Too many people think “agile” is what teams do.

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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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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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How To Build Data-Informed Products

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Director, iridion

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 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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Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Webinar Dec 17, 2019

Johanna Rothman

I'm stoked to do a webinar with Tom Henrickson, 8 Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. Register here: 8 Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. agile MPD From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams geographically distributed teams

Product Management and Agile Method

Pragmatic Marketing

Here’s one of the most common questions we get regarding agile and product management:: In the agile framework, do you think the product manager should take on part of the product owner role? In researching my book, Turn Ideas Into Products , I interviewed over 100 vice presidents and chief technical officers on the impact of agile methods on product management. Those who reported success with agile methods kept the roles separate.

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5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

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

Product Management and Agile Method

Pragmatic Marketing

Here’s one of the most common questions we get regarding agile and product management:: In the agile framework, do you think the product manager should take on part of the product owner role? In researching my book, Turn Ideas Into Products , I interviewed over 100 vice presidents and chief technical officers on the impact of agile methods on product management. Those who reported success with agile methods kept the roles separate.

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“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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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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Faking Agile Metrics

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics?—?An An Eye-Opening Exercise Imagine you’re a Scrum Master and the line manager of your team believes that the best sign for a successful agile transformation is a steady increase in the Scrum Team’s velocity. Cooking the Agile Books?—?A

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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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How Agile Development Impacts Speed and Scalability

The Product Coalition

The agile methodology framework is one such methodology that uplifts the game of every software development company. Most software development companies these days use agile methodology to develop their applications as they are aware of how effective and reliable the approach is.

How to Add Continuous Deployment to Agile Product Management

AB Tasty

What is Continuous Deployment, and how can you add it to your Agile Product Management— without causing big problems for your stakeholders? This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How to Add Continuous Deployment to Agile Product Management.

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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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Packing for the Yellow Agile Brick Road: 5 Tips for A Successful Transition to Agile

Agile Velocity

Your organization has made the commitment to experiment with Agile or to go whole hog and do a “rip-the-band-aid-off” transformation. During this transition to Agile, you may be wondering, “What are we really in for?” . It is important that you learn the principles, values, and practices of an Agile way of working. This article is about the more elusive, yet essential things, you’ll need to take with you on your Agile journey. Change and transition to 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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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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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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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 Movers & Shakers (2): Diana Larsen

The Product Coalition

Agile Movers & Shakers: Diana Larsen’s Questionnaire Please describe what you do in 280 characters : “On my best days, I contribute to the growing and strengthening the practices of agile coaches and teams through as many channels as possible.” What brought you to ‘agile?’ “In

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Agile Approaches Require Management Cultural Change

Johanna Rothman

Ron Jeffries, Matt Barcomb, and several other people wrote an interesting thread about prescriptive and non-prescriptive approaches to team-based agile. If you don’t want to read the entire thread, here is a summary: People often need help with their agile approach. To use Scrum effectively—or any other agile approach—team members need to think themselves about what agile approaches mean to them personally, and as a team.

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Design Thinking With Agility

ProductCraft

Product managers often find themselves at the intersection of business and engineering, wondering if it’s coding skills or an MBA that would make them better at their. Read more » The post Design Thinking With Agility appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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Create Feedback Loops (Agile Approaches) for Hardware Products

Johanna Rothman

In Costs of an Agile Approach for Hardware Products , I suggested that an iteration-based approach for hardware was too expensive. Agile software teams are cross-functional and interdependent. Many agile software teams have somewhere between four and seven people.

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Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

Mind the Product

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. The Dual-Track Agile process is demonstrated in the gif below. Staffing is perhaps the messiest part of Dual-Track Agile.

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Where I Think “Agile” is Headed, Part 2: Where Does Management Fit?

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I wrote about how “Agile” is not a silver bullet and is not right for every team and every product. This post is about how management fits into agile approaches. Too often, managers think “agile” is for others, specifically teams of people. Teams need to figure out how to manage their WIP, collaborate with the customer, and deliver something small every day. Team-based “agile” is not enough.

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