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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

25 must-read product management articles

Roadmunk

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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].

How to Manage Product Research in Agile Mode

Craft.io

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.

How to Manage Product Research in Agile Mode

Craft.io

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.

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

Roadmunk

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.

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.

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

Your First 2 Weeks with an Existing Product

Under10 Playbook

An important skill for a product manager is the ability to parachute into an existing product and land on your feet. ’ It’s not the Product Manager’s job to prioritize everything in the backlog. Step 4: Learn your product.

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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.

Product Management for Dummies

Product Bookshelf

Whether you’re new to product management, want to add to your skills, are hiring product managers, or creating a product management process this book has something for you. Product Management For Dummies by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure. The Whole Product.

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Portfolio roadmaps

Under10 Playbook

Executives, sales people, and marketing leaders are often frustrated with the short-term focus in product management, particularly those using agile development methods. Yet only 15% of organizations worldwide have deployed multi-year product strategies and less than half of these organizations admit to having done so effectively. See The Study of Product Team Performance. ). Most agile teams reverse-engineer the roadmap from their list of user stories.

Product Success

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Exactly a year ago I was invited to give a keynote at the Craft Conference in Budapest and I discussed the 10 biggest reasons why product teams fail. So it inspired me to think hard about the most important characteristics of very strong product teams, and I forced myself to pick what I consider the ten most important. Empowered Product Teams. The most important characteristic of all is the absolutely fundamental concept of a strong product team.

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.

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.

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TEI 094: Creating product roadmaps for product managers – with Jim Semick - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

I’ve had some requests from listeners to explore product roadmaps, so I had a discussion with Jim Semick. He is co-founder of ProductPlan , which creates roadmap software for product teams. The best practices for constructing product roadmaps.

Upcoming SiriusDecisions Product Management Webcasts

Good Product Manager

Upcoming Product Management Webcasts. I’m excited to announce a new series of SiriusDecisions product management webcasts I’ll be hosting along with my colleague Lisa Singer. These complimentary webcasts are focused on best practices for b-to-b product management leaders and product managers. Tuesday, November 17, 2015: Adapting B-to-B Product Management to Agile. Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Strategic Product Management.

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7 roadmap templates for creating organization-wide alignment & communication

Roadmunk

Roadmapping isn’t an exercise reserved solely for product teams—or rather, it shouldn’t be. To help you out, we created seven templates that can be used across your organization to boost visibility into high-level business strategy and more tactical team-based goals.

Where does product management belong in your organization?

Under10 Playbook

In my first job in product management, I was based in DC and my developers were based in California. I showed them what I’d been working on and they showed me new product features that were waiting for my approval. Product management in Marketing.

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Planning for 2018

Good Product Manager

Three Tips for Planning Next Year’s Product Roadmap. September brings about the return of kids to school, cooling temperatures, and, for product managers, an opportunity to review plans for the next year’s roadmap. Read more in my post on the SiriusDecisions blog: Three Tips for Planning Next Year’s Product Roadmap. SiriusDecisions 2018 Product Management Planning Assumptions. presentation I’ll be doing on Product Strategy on a Page.

Define Your Product Requirements with Craft

Craft.io

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.

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.

4 key steps towards a growth engine strategy

Product Warrior

Reviewing product strategy to design a growth engine for established business is a common ask of product leadership, although few businesses achieve it. Flexibility and Agility, how vulnerable are you to a "new game"? Product Management Strategy

Establishing Product Management; Product Management Tools

Good Product Manager

I’ve got a few exciting things going on right now so here’s a quick update… Establishing a Product Management Function. Through my work at SiriusDecisions, I’ve been helping several organizations that are setting up product management for the first time. Interestingly, in most of these cases, the challenge wasn’t convincing the organization that product management was needed — the problem was exactly how to go about setting up the new function.

Take Charge Product Management

Product Bookshelf

Collect information and work with your cross-functional partners to be an effective product manager. Your company will rely on you to be the most knowledgeable about your product so never take your eye off the market and establish an objective framework to guide your decisions.

42 Rules of Product Management

Product Bookshelf

42 rules to live by for product managers. Great insights and product principles for being a great product manager and making better products. 42 Rules of Product Management edited by Brian Lawley. Each encapsulates a key principle of effective product management.