Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The post Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar] appeared first on 280 Group.

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The Brave New Agile World. While agile methods have given us plenty of benefits, a number of product management challenges still persist.

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Agile Product Life Cycle-Practices & Tools

The Product Coalition

In the previous article, I discussed in detail about Agile Product Life Cycle and its different phases and outcomes that allow an organization to function end to end in an agile product life cycle. Maintenance This stage is an important phase of the agile product life cycle.

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Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland

Mind the Product

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. The post Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

The Brave New Agile World. As agile practices have become more widely adopted, the processes used to develop products have significantly changed: Product people and development teams now tend to collaborate much more closely. Listen to this article: [link].

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Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 and 2 of this series, I wrote about how an agile approach might offer strategic benefits. And because an agile approach changes your culture, I said the agile approach was part of your strategy. That means I use the most common of all agile tools: a board.

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How to Avoid Flaky Tests?

Modus Create

Google’s QA team defines a flaky test as a test that exhibits both a passing and a failing result with the same code. So, let’s look at some common situations where a test could be flaky and provide possible fixes. Test Failure Pattern. Test Rerun.

How to Execute Effective Automated Tests

Modus Create

Automated tests can help to speed up delivery, reduce errors, and save testing engineers time to run comprehensive and complex tests. What is Automated Testing? End-to-end or UI testing is one of the many approaches for testing a web application.

How QA Testing is Moving Up in Today’s Agile Value Chain


In the past, the core goal of testing is to find bugs and fix them. But the dynamics of IT and testing landscape have changed now. Agile QA approach and user experience driven development (UXDD) have taken modern software development and testing by storm. As a QA tester or manager, how you scale up your skills to match today’s innovative challenges is the key to improving testing productivity and advancing your career prospects. . New testing platforms.

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.

7 Common Types of Software Testing


Most developers have no clue about how testing is actually done, and how valuable the understanding of software testing basics can be for developers who really want to excel in their careers. 7 Software testing approaches that will make you a better developer. Black-box testing.

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.

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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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Webinar: How Southwest Airlines’ Agile Transformation Helped Them Adapt to Unpredictable Challenges

Agile Velocity

For the past few years, Southwest Airlines has been building Agile capabilities within their organization to adapt to any challenge thrown their way. Their agility was put to the test when air travel halted in 2020 and continues to be challenged as the pandemic evolves.

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.

Developing a Test Strategy for the Agile World


Test strategy is critical to the success of any testing effort – but where do you start? How you involve real users in beta testing? In our interview with Adam Satterfield , director of Testing and Quality at Anthem, we dive deeper into these questions and the importance of test strategy on the whole. We’ll also look at how beta testing fits into that and the value it brings to both testing professionals and the organizations they work for.

What Are Agile User Stories?

The Product Coalition

These are user stories at their most basic level, and if you’re going to master agile product development and become a truly great PM, you need to know how to write actionable stories that have maximum impact, why they’re so important, and when to implement them. Learning About Agile?

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Do DevOps and the Cloud Need Test Automation?

The Product Coalition

To get around this problem, businesses are now focusing on becoming more agile to stay competitive. As increased efficiency in your product build through thorough quality assurance may be a crucial element of DevOps, a good place to start is by implementing Automation Testing.

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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Add User Tests to Your Agile Process: Reduce Risk in Shipping New Products

Agile has become the go-to methodology for companies that want to reduce the risk involved in shipping new products. But how do you prevent building items nobody wants? If you wait to get user feedback until after development, then you’ve waited too long.

Cargo Cult Agile

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: The Cargo Cult Agile Checklist for Download You want to know the state of agility in your organization? If the average number of checkboxes marked is higher than nine, then you are probably practicing cargo cult agile in one form or another. Cargo Cult Agile?—?A

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5 Ways to Unlock the Agile Mindset

Modus Create

Organizations that refuse to adopt an Agile mindset can jeopardize their entire business. With that in mind, let’s focus on the fourth Agile value in the Agile Manifesto : Responding to change over planning. Adopting a change mentality means adopting an Agile mindset. .

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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? Tests?

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Adopting Agile? Check Your Teams’ Cognitive Load

Modus Create

Adopting Agile sounds as simple as taking the SCRUM master certification tests and pushing them down the framework to a team of developers. Usually, we find that the challenge of becoming agile is way larger than most companies like to admit. The post Adopting Agile?

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Teams of agile developers race along the product. be able to capture in a proposed price, and it’s a good test. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

How Delta Testing Keeps the Focus on Customer Delight During Agile


One of the greatest traits of agile development is that it allows teams to respond to customer desires quickly. But Agile, while incredibly useful, is really just a project management method. What many agile teams lose sight of is that speed isn’t actually the “real” goal.

An Agile Project to Enable Social Distancing: a Case Study

Mind the Product

We tested the code very, very quickly – and if I’m honest I would have liked to have spent longer on testing. But during this crisis, agility is key, and a motivated team is crucial. COVID-19 has brought a crisis to many industries and many companies.

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Combining DevOps and Agile Transformations to Achieve Business Outcomes

Agile Velocity

Did you know you can maximize your chances of achieving desired business outcomes by combining DevOps with an Agile transformation? When you hear “Business Outcomes,” “DevOps,” and/or Agile transformation” – what comes to mind? Agile. Agile Transformation.

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How Does Agile Help When Requirements Keep Changing?

The Product Coalition

One of the many Agile myths is that it is difficult to manage evolving requirements. However, veterans of the software testing world know that agile development is a superior method to manage the constantly changing needs that many software development projects encounter.

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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. The Agile Manifesto.

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When you Look but Don’t see: Agile as Performance

Mind the Product

He showed me that I was too concerned with passing the test, and not with driving safely. This clicked strongly with me, and from that point forward I made safety my first priority, rather than passing the test. (I 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. Simple Values of Agile and Lean.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups For years, I worked in several Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in my capacity as Scrum Master, agile coach, and Product Owner. These are my lessons learned on making ‘agile’?—?including

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. The Agile Manifesto.

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Testing Business Ideas – David Bland on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

David Bland is the CEO and Founder of Precoil, an author, and a long-time practitioner of agile and lean startup. He joined us on the podcast to talk about how to create focus around what matters to your users by using different testing methodologies – a topic he and Alex Osterwalder cover in their book, Testing Business Ideas. Testing business ideas. Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland and Alex Osterwalder: US , UK , DE. Testing business ideas.

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 “went agile” in 2000/2001 – I was writing software and leading teams at an enterprise software company at the time, and we adopted elements of XP and other agile practices in what we branded (internally and externally) as Fast Cycle Time (FCT). For agile at scale, I don’t believe this is true.

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Which Customer Testing Program Style Is Right for You?


Take Agile, for example. Eighty percent of today’s tech companies have adopted agile practices — so there must be something to it, right? But not everyone practices Agile the same way. Customer testing programs are the same way. On-Demand Testing.

Definition of Ready vs. Done in Agile Projects

Modus Create

In this article, we will focus on two concepts that help agile project teams ensure: they are ready when they get a green light for a project deliverable; and. Let’s start by defining both concepts: Definition of Ready (DoR) and Definition of Done (DoD) in Agile project implementation.

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. Here are my top-10 challenges of organizational change that remote Agile has made more urgent to address than ever before. ??

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The 3 Big C’s of Agile Development and Testing

Amir Rozenberg

In the age of Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, every brand is looking to set themselves apart. What’s commonly known is that acceleration can come in the form of adopting an agile process: highly independent dev teams who are responsible for a feature or area of the code and delivering incremental functionality from design to production. Using test automation, they are able to ensure the integration actually works.