Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation? Product Management’s role in an Agile Transformation.

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Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice

Mind the Product

Have you ever wondered why your Agile practice feels a bit uninspiring? Something that both fascinates and frustrates me is how the discussions about Agile have flipped from being embraced [.]. The post Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice appeared first on Mind the Product. Agile Product Development Guest Post Agile engineering teams feature backlog product management Product Management Skills Product Owner Scrum

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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. Campbell Soup recently used agile strategies to launch a new Epic Crunch Goldfish cracker in nine months, much more quickly than usual.” You can read about it here: Are You Agile Enough for Agile Management?

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Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

technology product-owner startup product-management agileI’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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

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

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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. At the start, Jeanne said that people doing Agile software might find their “heads.[continue The post Agile Beyond Software appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile

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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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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 FeaturesLast week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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Agile Maturity vs Ability to Change

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients want to use some sort of maturity assessment for their agile transformations. For agile transformation, an assessment can help people see how they change—how they innovate the products and the culture. Is agility even possible?)

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Lipstick Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Lipstick Agile?—?Happiness Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation? A situation where an organization already struggles doing agile, not to mention ‘becoming agile?’ This is what I call lipstick Agile. Scrum Masters and agile coaches are close to either burnout or indifference. Join the 25th Hands-on Agile meetup on August 20, 2020, to explore the virtual Ecocycle Planning. Lipstick Agile?—?The

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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. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

AGILE OR FRAGILE

The Product Coalition

Is your team Agile or Fragile? designed using: canva.com With the massive increase in the number of products launched in the past decade, a lot of organizations have adopted the AGILE approach as a system of managing their processes. Agile involves an approach of development in which the requirements and solution of a project involve the collaborative effort of self-organized and cross-functional teams. Agile suggests that the voice of all the stakeholders be heard.

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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. Back in the 1940’s, Toyota adopted Agile manufacturing methodologies (specifically Kanban) to reduce waste and increase transparency across teams, and as a way to promptly address constantly changing customer needs. Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product.

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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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Is Scrum Agile Enough?

Ask Benny

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 a valid and very popular framework for agile development. This is not agile.

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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. But as they say, you wouldn't put a round peg in a square hole. What about the times when it doesn't make sense to A/B test, because you have too small a sample size? Do you just do it anyway, because your company's product culture requires that you have those numbers? Tim Herbig will share his hands-on approach to working with analytics in agile product management. Tim will discuss the line between being data-informed versus data-driven. The audience will leave with an analysis toolkit filled with the right data tools for every scenario. Data validation won't be an issue again.

An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study

Mind the Product

But during this crisis, agility is key, and a motivated team is crucial. The post An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study appeared first on Mind the Product. Agile Product Development Guest Post Product Management Skills Agile Development COVID-19 product management rapid developmentCOVID-19 has brought a crisis to many industries and many companies. Transport, especially home delivery providers, faces big challenges.

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Product Management Disciplined Agile DA

NextBigWhat

Product Management – Disciplined Agile (DA) Source. The post Product Management Disciplined Agile DA appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

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Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. In this blog post, we’ll review why, when, and how organizations should consider adopting Scaled Agile. Why are so many organizations considering the move to Scaled Agile? When should you consider Scaled Agile?

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Agile Laws & Distributed Teams

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Agile Laws and Remote Agile On numerous occasions in the recent past, working with distributed agile teams has amplified existing organizational, technical, and cultural challenges in many organizations. Agile Laws?—?Conclusion

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

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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One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle! The Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost. With agile, you have multiple product managers/owners fully consumed with grooming their backlogs and feeding stories to their agile teams.

Process Agility: An Impossibility?

Johanna Rothman

The processes don't have sufficient agility to deliver the necessary results. Yet, people who want to use agile approaches don't want to apply agile thinking to their processes. Some clients want to create their custom agile process— and then standardize it across the organization. These processes make life easier for the managers or the people who define the process. My Processes and My Agility. I need process agility because my context changed.

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What is agile?

The Product Coalition

Agile in a nutshell: Definition, values, principles, methodologies and basic understanding Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile product-management technology software-development digital-transformation

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5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

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

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? 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. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

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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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. And as you implement these solutions, you end up doing agile or something that looks very much like it. Another way to say this is that you implement agile to get good answers to those questions.). These two ideas are often munged together in agile discussions.

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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. Key points: You should try to use design thinking, agile and lean when building your products. Agile optimises software delivery – the most powerful part of this framework is that it values responding to change over following a plan.

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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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Hear Me Speak About an Agile Mindset Elise Stevens’ Podcast

Johanna Rothman

I had a blast talking about the agile mindset with Elise Stevens. See Podcast #179: Future-Proof Your Career – Johanna Rothman – Embracing the agile mindset. We discussed a variety of agile topics: What an agile mindset is. Why “agile” is more than sprints. The link again: Podcast #179: Future-Proof Your Career – Johanna Rothman – Embracing the agile mindset. agile MPD agile mindset culture podcast

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One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle! The Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost. With agile, you have multiple product managers/owners fully consumed with grooming their backlogs and feeding stories to their agile teams.

Scaled Agile?—?Transformation in Large-scale Organization

The Product Coalition

The major success factors and fallacies in a large organization’s agile journey. business-agility success product-management agile businessContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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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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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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My Team Is Faking Agile

The Product Coalition

I was shocked on my first day in the project when I met the False Agile Team. product-management startup agile project-management scrumContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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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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Remote Agile Transitions

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Remote Agile Transitions We are used to saying the Scrum is a perfect probe for organizations, as it will reliably discover all dysfunctionalities. Since the pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely, this unique capability has been kicked into overdrive regarding remote agile transitions. Here are my top-10 challenges of organizational change that remote Agile has made more urgent to address than ever before. ?? Remote Agile Transitions?—?The

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Commentary on 14th Annual State of Agile Report ? Part 1.

Agile Velocity

The eagerly anticipated 14th Annual State of Agile Report was published earlier this week, and like previous publications, there are some fantastic insights. Benefits of Agile. The top benefits of adopting Agile in this report are fairly consistent with recent years.

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4 Myths About Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

Agile Velocity

Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe ® is the most popular and far-reaching of the Agile scaling frameworks out there. Scaled Agile Framework is prescriptive! The documentation available at Scaled Agile clearly highlights this dynamic. . Scaled Agile Framework is heavyweight.