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 to Retroactively Measure Product Vision Success

ProductPlan

Clutch’s survey proves that you need an effective product management strategy to measure product vision success. As a product leader, your product vision anchors everything you communicate to your team. As such, your product vision becomes the product narrative you, as a leader, tells.

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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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Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

Mind the Product

In this in-depth and inspiring talk, Keela Robinson , Founder and CEO PM Loop, unpacks what vision is, why it matters and how to find it. 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. Vision comprises your Values, Purpose and Envisioned Future. In short, they are inspired and guided by your vision.

How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

With quality assurance/control already embedded in our development process, what if we expand that role to champion usability and customer delight? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience.

Translate Your Vision to Action with an Internal Roadmap

The Product Coalition

You’ve got a clear vision for the future, and it looks bright! The strategies needed to realize a vision will change over time, leaving the roadmap out of date and out of touch. Remember to stay agile and learn from performance each quarter!

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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Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives. Do teams within your organization embrace the vision?

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Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

With a keen focus on value and conducting Structured Conversations using the 7 Product Dimensions, you greatly improve your ability to go from vision to value. A successful product delivers value when it is aligned to your product vision and goals. Agile Conference, IEEE Conference Publications (2009): 333-337. Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. Enabling Specification: The Key to Building Agile Systems.”

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Why is a Vision Crucial to Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Photo: Pixabay/Vision We dream of various things. A vision is intended to capture these aspects in a few sentences and briefly describe how the final product should look like and what it should do. To create the vision, I suggest using The Product Vision Board.

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Adoption of Agile software development practices by the Development organization is often the catalyst to look at the whole organization. Why Agile Transformation?

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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. Defining a Product Vision Document. The Product Vision document looks into the future. 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. Three Things Product Vision and Strategy Should Provide.

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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The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Process: Product Discovery, Agile, Scrum Product Vision and Strategy innovation product discovery scrum teamworkEnter the Cycle. Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people.

Agile Project Kickoffs

Johanna Rothman

Now that agile teams stay together, we can change the kickoff to more project-specific work. I wrote an article several years ago, Keys to Chartering an Agile Project. In Create Your Successful Agile Project , I suggested a reframe for the charter. Many new-to-agile-thinking teams want everything defined upfront. I ask the team to create either several low-cost/small spikes/prototypes/experiments so we can learn, or start a paper vision of the architecture.

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How to Pitch Your Product Vision in Product Management Interviews

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

A product manager that I hire needs to always keep in the mind the product vision and key success factors, and emphasize them through all of the discussions with company teams that seek to limit their own team's effort, expenditure, or risk, and will blindly limit the product's potential.

Having a Vision Isn’t Always About Distance

Clever PM

When most people talk about “vision” they’re evoking a concept of long-term planning, setting big and brash goals that you might or might not achieve, but which set a “north star” by which you can plot the course of your product and company. Product Management Agile Leadership PM Problem Solving Uncertainty User Stories

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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Agile Coaching – A Key Role to Improve Performance

Agile Velocity

What Does An Agile Coach Do? Learn more about utilizing an Agile coach for a successful transformation. The same is true for Agile Velocity (AV) Coaches. Agile Coaching to Levels. Agile Coaching For Growth and Results.

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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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Agile Velocity Joins the Scaled Agile® Partner Network

Agile Velocity

We are excited to join Scaled Agile’s Partner program. This worldwide network includes transf ormation and platform providers who help enterprises facilitate and accelerate business results through the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe ® ). About Agile Velocity.

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

Whenever you are faced with an agile, dynamic environment—be it that your product is young and is experiencing significant change or that the market is dynamic with new competitors or technologies introducing change, you should work with a goal-oriented product roadmap, sometimes also referred to as theme-based. To help you develop your agile product roadmap, I have created a goal-oriented roadmap template called the GO Product Roadmap. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

Agile Velocity Joins the Scaled Agile® Partner Network

Agile Velocity

We are excited to join Scaled Agile’s Partner program. This worldwide network includes transf ormation and platform providers who help enterprises facilitate and accelerate business results through the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe ® ). About Agile Velocity.

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One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! With agile, you have multiple product managers/owners fully consumed with grooming their backlogs and feeding stories to their agile teams.

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. Personally, I can’t stop thinking about the pain that this new reality – the one that comes after Agile – is going to cause a lot of enterprise companies. Agile isn’t to blame for this.

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The “Agile C-Suite” and The Critical Role It Plays in an Organization’s Path to Agility

Agile Velocity

The recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “ The Agile C-Suite ” 1 and Forbes article “Agile Isn’t New: What’s New Is The C-Suite Embracing It” have prompted some good discussion around the Agile Velocity virtual water cooler. . Balancing the Agile Enterprise .

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7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I

Announcing Agile 2.0.0 – The Newest and Bestest Agile Ever

Modus Create

Modus is pleased to announce Agile 2.0.0 We have taken agile to the power of two by applying Agile to Agile, and eliminating all the waste in software development. We are so taken with this new version of Agile that our entire team has collaborated on this article using modern Agile 2.0.0 Those things always get in the way, so Agile 2.0.0 It’s important in Agile 2.0.0 So Agile 2.0.0 Agile 2.0.0 With Agile 2.0.0,

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ONE THING on Changing Agile

Product Culture

"These days, agile is essentially the law of the land if you’re in product management. But the resulting emphasis on sprints and short-term planning can lead to a lack of a larger product vision. Such a culture is not inherent in agile; you have to push for it.

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. In conditions of high uncertainty, Agile offers ways to build software that is dynamic and can adapt to change. The heart of Agile is adapting gracefully to changing needs with software.

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One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! With agile, you have multiple product managers/owners fully consumed with grooming their backlogs and feeding stories to their agile teams.

How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. This article will show how a product vision should look, how to create it and communicate it to all stakeholders in play. What is Product Vision? Product vision imagines a product direction in the long-term. Typically, product vision defines two to five years’ time or even more – depending on the industry and the product life cycle. Product vision board.

The “Agile C-Suite” and Its Role in Growing an Adaptive, Resilient Organization

Agile Velocity

My previous post focused on the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article “The Agile C-Suite” 1. . The title sets up the obvious–Agile isn’t new, but having C-suite level executives embrace it is. Likewise, the latest trend and emphasis on “Business Agility” is nothing new.

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Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Methodology is Right For Your Project?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

There is plenty to choose from, whether it be Agile, Waterfall, Scrum, or Kanban. By and large, however, the two most popular for today's organizations are the Waterfall and Agile methodologies. Let's get started with Agile vs. Waterfall. What is Agile?

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6 Signs Your Agile Teams Might Need Training

Agile Velocity

When going through an Agile transformation, Agile teams often feel like they have a good handle on Agile and Scrum. But when asked about their progress toward the business outcomes their organization hopes to achieve by implementing Agile, their answer is not as confident.

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Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Process: Lean, Agile, Scrum Product Vision and Strategy definition of done innovation metrics product life cycle software qualityWhy Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is.

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I’m Predictable in an Agile Environment

ProductPlan

“Being Agile” and “being predictable” may seem mutually exclusive, at least when it comes to product management. Isn’t the whole point of Agile that we can continuously adjust, making on-the-fly tweaks to seize opportunities? I’m predictable in an agile environment. Agile ?

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Core Values and Agility Move Southwest Airlines Through the Good & Challenging Times | Emily Beatty & David Hawks

Agile Velocity

Focused initiatives and dedicated Teams are created to deliver on key projects… Agile-like. As we move through undoubtedly one of the most unprecedented crisis, how can the practices we learned from the Agile Teams strengthen Southwest’s ability to adapt once again?

How the Elephant and 6 Blind People Can Help Articulate Your Product's Vision

Pragmatic Marketing

You’ll learn how to develop data-driven requirements that articulate your product’s vision, are actionable for your design and development teams, and can be communicated in your strategic roadmap and product backlog. You’ll also discover how to apply this information to agile teams. •Translate the needs of the market into actionable requirements for agile teams. How do you get six blind people to understand what an elephant looks like?

6 Signs Your Agile Teams Might Need Training

Agile Velocity

When going through an Agile transformation, Agile teams often feel like they have a good handle on Agile and Scrum. But when asked about their progress toward the business outcomes their organization hopes to achieve by implementing Agile, their answer is not as confident.

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