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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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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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

To help you develop your agile product roadmap, I have created a goal-oriented roadmap template called the GO Product Roadmap. I like to use my Product Vision Board to develop a valid product strategy. Product Roadmap1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

In working at Seedcamp and helping over 100 startups understand product thinking, Taylor Wescoatt has learned some valuable lessons he’d like to share, together with some real-world examples to drive the point home! Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product management has both tactical and strategic components – you’ll initially be more focused on tactics.

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Begin your Agile Transformation Journey on the Right Track

Product Club

Across the globe, companies are investing in Agile transformations primarily for two reasons — to increase speed, and improve the quality of their technical product delivery. Our method is all about showing you how to run like a lean and Agile startup. PRODUCT IMPACT.

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How to Manage Product Research in Agile Mode

One of the challenges that kept ailing me in my formative days as an agile product manager was the lack of resources for research. As a result, product research depended massively on the team’s resourcefulness and our ability to leverage existing, easily available research material.

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When 2 Become 1: The Roles of Product Manager and Product Owner

bpma ProductHub

But since this is the BPMA, we’re thinking about the oft-merged roles of Product Manager (PM) and Product Owner (PO). On January 23rd, Pragmatic Marketing hosted a webinar entitled “Six Ways Product Management’s Role Will Change in 2018.” Product Strategy

How to Manage Product Research in Agile Mode

One of the challenges that kept ailing me in my formative days as an agile product manager was the lack of resources for research. As a result, product research depended massively on the team’s resourcefulness and our ability to leverage existing, easily available research material.

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Replatforming

Mind the Product

Replatforming is arguably one of the most difficult things you can tackle in a product management career. Here, replatforming is about replacing the computing platform on which a number of other products or systems are built. Over time, platforms evolve organically and carry the legacy of previous business models, markets, or pricing strategies. Replace the platform and rebuild the products it powers to the current specs. The Platform IS a Product.

How Minimum Viable Products & Features Helped Me Write My New Book

Roman Pichler

Minimum Viable Product #1. At the same time, I wanted to test that the product would create enough value for its readers before writing the actual book. Minimum Viable Product #2. Instead, I opted for a broader collection of related strategy and roadmap tips.

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Featured Product Management Consultant: Greg Cohen

280 Group

Every few months or so, we will bring you a new interview with a featured 280 Group Consultant/Trainer who discusses a number of Product Management issues. The best product strategy and plan in the world isn’t going to succeed if you can’t collaborate with others to.[continue

The “Why” Behind Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

The vast majority of product roadmaps move the product in a positive direction, but desired results are only achieved if there is clarity around where it is taking you, and why. Well-run companies are honest about the reality of their current products. product/features/strategy.

Agile Product Management Framework

All About Product Management

There are many good product management frameworks available - however, I thought I would create an agile product management framework that is broad enough to be applicable to any product management groups that is practising agile/scrum. Agile Tips + Tools

What is a Digital Product?

Roman Pichler

Product. What is a product ? But when it comes to digital products, this definition has only limited applicability. Is that a product? Or is the entire website the product? Some digital products exist for many years and even decades. Product vs. Project.

Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

Mind the Product

Crucially, she demonstrates how to communicate and reinforce vision to your team by sharing an incredible 30 practical strategies for meaningfully tying your vision to all that you do. You will need a wide range of strategies to engage – and re-engage – your team in your vision.

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Good Enough

Tyner Blain

We hear a lot about building products which are “good enough” or “just barely good enough.” There are several perspectives on good enough which are important – but don’t help product managers enough.

Product to Product: Drift’s Matt Bilotti on the Burndown framework


Welcome to the second episode of Product to Product —a podcast for / by product people. Listen below: This episode features Matt Bilotti , product manager at Drift. The ebook explores the Burndown framework that Drift’s product team has adopted for product development.

Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Product owners and product managers. Together, the product people need to take an organization’s strategy, figure out the appropriate product strategy, and convert that into actionable work for the delivery teams to create the right product.

25 must-read product management articles


Throughout my career as both a product manager and startup founder, there’s been one severely underrated skill I credit for much of my success—and that’s reading. Here’s my list of favorite online posts for product managers. 12 things about product-market fit.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. But that’s another discussion entirely – and a big part of why “agile” came into existence in the first place.

Helping Product Managers Triumph in Agile: What to Do When Sales Wants to Change Your Roadmap; Spring 2018 Events

Good Product Manager

In the meantime, I’ve been busy blogging… Helping Product Managers Triumph in an Agile World: The SiriusDecisions Agile Engine for Product Management. Many product management leaders in organizations that use agile as a product development process express that they’re challenged to get their people to not just act as product owners in an agile/scrum sense, but as product managers who are responsible for the overall commercial success of the product.

Whole Product Game

Tyner Blain

How can Theodore Levitt’s classic Whole Product approach help with defining a product roadmap? I’ve been revisiting his concepts and their use recently, thinking about how to revise them for some exercises I’ve been doing with product teams.

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Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

Product discovery is a team sport. I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach.

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Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates. This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Having two different product owner roles makes the confusion worse.

Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

A process like Scrum is a great fit for your product when it is brand-new or young, and when you extend its life cycle, as shown in the picture below. Note that your product’s actual trajectory may differ significantly from the one above: it may be much steeper or flatter.

The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

It’s a type of project plan —albeit an agile one—and it usually covers the next three to six months. The first data point on the chart is the estimated effort of the entire product backlog before any development has taken place. What is a Product Roadmap? Product Roadmap.

The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

Product management is evolving quickly. The days of gathering requirements from business stakeholders and documenting them in long product requirements documents are vanishing. Instead, product teams are experimenting their way to viable solutions. Modern Product Discovery [:54].

Video: How One Chief Product Officer Is Reinventing Product Management At Her Company

Product Talk

A few months ago, I sat down with Hope Gurion, Chief Product Officer at CareerBuilder , to talk about her team, how they work, and how she stays current in the fast-moving world of product management. 4:55 How she introduced product management and user experience to CareerBuilder.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

To increase your expertise, strengthen your understanding of the market or domain and the product, as well as your product management savviness. It’s great to know your product and market. Your third power source as a product leader is the support offered by management.

10 Product Backlog Tips

Roman Pichler

Tip #1: Complement your Product Backlog with a Product Roadmap. Use a roadmap to sketch the overall journey you want to take your product on. Then derive your product backlog from the roadmap and use the goals to discover the right backlog items.

Define Your Product Requirements with Craft

Discovering a product is the most exciting stage in the agile process. At Craft, we see the product strategy as a seamless process that melds user story mapping, defining product requirements and researching user personas into an insightful discovery journey.

Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

asks Julie, the product manager. Is it the product manager, the people present, or the management sponsor? Note that in the picture, I use the term product manager to refer to the person in charge of the product. This does include product owners, of course.

Frankfurt, 16 April: Product Leaders Workshop

Mironov Consulting

What: One-Day Product Leaders Workshop (Roundtable). Limited to 8 attendees, we will collectively set an agenda of top issues — and spend a full day sharing strategies for addressing these issues. Hiring, training and mentoring strategies for new product managers.

Good Product Team/Bad Product Team


As VP of Product at Amplitude, I get the opportunity to work with hundreds of different products teams every year?—?ranging Each of them works with Amplitude because they believe we will help them build a better product. . But this naturally raises a simple question: why do companies need help building better products? There are many reasons for this, but at its core it comes down to the fact that building product is hard, and most companies are not great at it.

Lean Product Management Manifesto

Melissa Perri

If you want to read the story behind the Lean Product Management Manifesto, you can find it here. Over the past few months I have been working with people in the Lean and Agile community to figure out how we can communicate the benefits of a Lean approach to Product Management. The Lean Product Management Manifesto. We are uncovering better ways of creating valuable products for customers by doing it and helping others do it.

Progressively Elaborated Users

Tyner Blain

Understanding your users is critical to developing good products. You do not always need to develop personas before developing products. I’m contextualizing the value of personas relative to other sources of value in the product development process.

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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. Provide guidance on the product, including its market, value proposition, business goals, and key features. But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items.

Meet the Product Manager

All About Product Management

What do you do when you’re a product manager (for web applications and tools) who has started a new job, assigned to an existing team who are just about to embark on the development of a range of new products and product features? Agile software development particularly, scrum.

Achieve Absolute Transparency With Portfolio Kanban

Mind the Product

Although product management is no exception, some leaders fail to recognize that. The Transparency Problem in Product Management. Is every person aware of how their work contributes to the successful development of your product? Leading a product team is dynamic.

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers


The rise of the SaaS model in the product space has been swift, to say the least. So as product managers, knowing how to manage only traditional, on-premises software no longer cuts it. Here’s who we spoke with: Evan Michner , Principal Product Manager at Atlassian.