Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. The product roadmap shows how the product strategy is put into action by stating dates, measurable goals, and selected features.

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. ” I’ve spent the last half-year in the beginning of my journey understanding how agile product management at scale can work.

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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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5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders

ProductPlan

What does product leadership look like in an agile context? For the product leaders supporting agile teams, it can be easy to get caught up in the routine of scrums , sprints, and standups. 5 Key Responsibilities of Agile Product Leaders. In an agile setting, the pace is faster.

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

struggle to integrate analytics into their products, business models, and pricing strategies in a way that meets a range of user. Teams of agile developers race along the product. improper pricing strategies can have on today’s software. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz – Product Management University

We also look in the rear-view mirror at Agile and discuss what’s changed and what hasn’t along with tips for dealing with flat growth and shifting market conditions. Agile Development: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t? Shifting Markets, Shifting Product Strategy: Three Considerations. The post How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle appeared first on Proficientz.

Making Sense of Planning in an Agile World

ProductPlan

“But we’re agile. ” If you’ve ever worked with an agile team, chances are you’ve heard this excuse. However, even agile teams need a disciplined approach to planning. What is Agile Planning? Agile Planning, Meet the Planning Onion.

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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. Use your vision and product strategy to make the right decisions.

Lawrence of Arabia, the Original Agile Disruptor, Had Sore Feet

The Product Coalition

The American Big-3 automakers saw strategy as collecting best practices; Toyota built a culture of continuous improvement into a competitive advantage. The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) idea is central to the lean / agile methodology Get feedback as soon as possible. product strategy”).

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What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

ProductPlan

In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps. Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D.

Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

I’ve found most executives genuinely want to know, “How do I help our Agile transformation?” Becoming an agile company is new for leaders and teams. Yet, leaders are often left out while teams get the lion’s share of the attention from Agile coaches.

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Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

OK, everybody knows Agile is one of the best product methodologies out there. Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first. The true question is: is Agile product development right for your team?

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Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

I’ve found most executives genuinely want to know, “How do I help our Agile transformation?” Becoming an agile company is new for leaders and teams. Yet, leaders are often left out while teams get the lion’s share of the attention from Agile coaches.

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Why Simply “Allowing” Mistakes is a Dead-end for Agile Companies

Mind the Product

Managing culture can quickly become one of the most complex challenges for companies that seek to scale agile practices. Scaling agile practices [1] in a company requires strong cultural foundations, as you build understanding and trust, between – and within – teams. To quote Peter Drucker, “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Scaling agile practices in a company requires a cultural shift that puts mistakes at the center of success.

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Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Mind the Product

The ideas of Agile are great. Design Thinking is how we explore and solve problems; Lean is our framework for testing our beliefs and learning our way to the right outcomes; and Agile is how we adapt to changing conditions with software. Agile is related to Lean.

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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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Athens, 21 Sept: Agile Summit Greece

Mironov Consulting

Agile Greece Summit is the largest agile conference in Southern Europe. Agile Featured Events Leadership Lean Market Thinking Product Management Requirements Strategy Upcoming Events agile discovery product manager product owner validation value

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Agile Gone Wrong

The Product Coalition

Agile is an awesome approach when done right, but is your team making these common mistakes? Most people will agree that the adoption of agile is now mainstream. This adoption is rightfully so, as agile can be an excellent framework for building software.

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Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

Mind the Product

You were hyper agile and pushed code and new features weekly, if not daily! Your old agile habits have led you astray. Roadmaps aren’t inherently bad… in fact, they can be a remarkably effective tool for communicating product strategy! Dual track agile.

Agile Cadabra

Tyner Blain

Agile is not magical. Changing from a waterfall process to an agile process changes how your team works, and helps eliminate inefficiencies. Adopting an agile process does not let you magically have a more successful product. What makes agile powerful is also makes it dangerous.

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Dear Strategy: 076 Communicating New Features to the Marketplace

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do you communicate new features to users in a fast, Agile release cadence?”.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Agile” is something most teams do wrong*, without realizing they’re doing it wrong. Let’s apply this lens to agile as applied within a company, and see if it helps people decide to do things differently. When You Say Agile, What Do You Mean?

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Developing A Product Vision and Strategy

Actuation Consulting

Today we will look at two of the most important: the Product Vision and Product Strategy documents. The Role of the Product Strategy Document. Your Product Strategy document explains what high-level actions will need to take place in order for your product to live up to the anticipated deliverables in the Product Vision document. Just as important, the Product Strategy document sets boundaries for activities that should not be pursued.

April 5/Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Agile Product Models

Mironov Consulting

We’ll have a half hour to talk about product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. Agile Events 2017 Lean Market Thinking Product Management Strategy agile leadership lean market input product owner strategy success metrics

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Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

Mind the Product

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product.

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Close Your Eyes and Imagine a Strategy. Let Me Guess: Got Nothing?

The Product Coalition

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine a strategy. In Michael Porter’s books, or anywhere else, I haven’t been able to find many examples of what a strategy should look like. Here’s a proposal: open any book on strategy and go to the Index. Lookup “Strategy, an example of”.

Why do you Need to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy?

Mind the Product

The analytics market is also highly competitive, with providers of all scales and agility fighting to get their three lines of code or SDK into your software. In fact, I would take it a step further and call it data-guided strategy. The post Why do you Need to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy? Business Strategy Data Driven Product Management General Product Analytics Analytics data-driven decisions Data-Driven Product Management Kpis Metrics Prioritisation web analytics

Why do we adopt agile?

Under10 Playbook

I hear many reasons organizations adopt agile development so it's good to see the facts. The number one reason teams adopt agile is to accelerate product delivery. Agile is so much more than "cheaper development."). As I explain it to execs, agile allows you to change priorities in sync with the market. And your backlog is aligned with that strategy. Agile helps you adapt to changing business conditions.

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Agile Across the Organization; Product Management Events this Spring

Good Product Manager

Survey: The State of Agile Across the Organization. I’m conducting some research related to the current state of agile adoption within b-to-b organizations — please take 10 minutes to take part in this survey. My SiriusDecisions colleague Cristina De Martini and I are looking at agile adoption — not just within product management, but across multiple functions/departments including marketing and sales.

Architecture & Governance Magazine: “Report Suggests Agile Integration Is the ‘Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,’ Expert Agrees”

Agile Velocity

In the first couple sentences of “Agile Integration: The Blueprint for Enterprise Architecture,” a recently released report by Red Hat, the authors write: “Business success is increasingly based on your ability to react to change.

TEI 151: What product managers should know about agile strategy – with Dan Montgomery

Product Innovation Educators

Product managers operate in an environment of uncertainty and change, requiring the use of Strategic Agility. Organizations that better respond to these changes can create a competitive advantage and one way to accomplish that is through Strategic Agility.

Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Having said that, it is a valid strategy to launch a minimum viable product (MVP) whose architecture, technology, and code has been intentionally compromised in order to reduce time to market—as long as the quality is good enough to adapt the product to feedback from the early market.

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Q&A with Extensis VP of Development & Strategy, Toby Martin

Revulytics

Toby Martin is VP, Development and Strategy at Extensis , a developer of software and services for creative professionals and B2B workgroups. As we shifted towards agile methodologies, we required a more quantitative way to echo the customer’s voice in development.

IoT Product Podcast: You Can’t Outsource Strategy

Mironov Consulting

Daniel’s takeaway: “You can’t outsource strategy. ” Agile Featured Events innovation Market Thinking Product ManagementDaniel Elizalde focuses on product management tools and training for IoT and also offers a top-rated in-person course at Stanford.

New Product Development Strategy – From Idea to Commercialization

Craft.io

To take great product ideas and translate them into even greater final physical products, a new product development strategy (NPD strategy) is of the essence. Your NPD strategy should be systemic, customer-driven and sales-goal oriented.

Agile Transformation: More Possible Organizational Measurements, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

I’ve been thinking more about possible measurements in an agile transformation journey. This post will focus on measurements you might see when the culture changes with an agile transformation. If your agile transformation is stuck, consider rethinking your measurements.

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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.

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Dear Strategy: 060 Is Strategic Planning Dead?

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Is strategic planning dead?”. . Instead, the author suggests focusing on building a strong team and accompanying culture that can remain agile in the face of fast and necessary change. My interpretation of his position is that business strategy is not something you can execute based upon some predictable analytical formula. Dear Strategy: Episode 060. ###. Are you interested in strategy workshops for your product, marketing, or business managers?

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

Sales wants to use it to drive bigger deals, engineering wants to know what is coming next to make technology decisions and other teams want to feel like they are part of a long-term strategy that will take the organization to the next level. So, how do you reconcile the needs of projecting a long-term product plan with the reality of a constantly changing market, especially when you use an agile approach like scrum? Agile Loves Roadmaps and Plans. By Dave West.

The Problem with Building Products in an Agile World

Product Beautiful

Over the past decade, there has been a ton of ink spilled over Agile development. Much of the Agile narrative has focused on the pros of implementing Agile methodologies , such as better planning, faster feedback, and the ability to quickly pivot and make changes.

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