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.

How High Performance Organisations Innovate at Scale by Barry O’Reilly

Mind the Product

In this engaging talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Barry O’Reilly shows that this is almost always what needs to happen when we look to develop organisations. Customer experiences are not a nice to have, they have to be at the heart of the organisation’s strategy.

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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.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

Why do we focus so much time and effort on digital transformation, agile transformation, and innovation? The post Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser appeared first on Mind the Product. What is the point of innovation?

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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].

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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

Roadmunk

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

Mind the Product

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped! Or some version of the converse… Product managers… they’re always giving us more sh** to do. Remember, building great product is a collaborative process.

The Best Product Management Tools That Will Save You Time

UX Studio

After our team at UX Studio started using product management tools, the time spent on communication surprisingly decreased. As a product manager, you know the drill. We created a list of all the essential platforms a product manager would need , so anyone can revolutionize their team workflow. So we recommend these product management tools based on our experience and customer reviews: Project Management Tools. Product Management Tools. Product roadmaps.

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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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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.

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.