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-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision’

The Product Coalition

Photo by Karla Vidal on Unsplash ‘How-To’ Guide for Crafting Your First Product Vision I originally packaged this up from a recent coaching session I had with a Product Manager who had been tasked for their first time to develop a product vision from scratch?—?hope

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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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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? Agile Transformation is key to product management because it offers so much scope for making a difference in a company and it’s product success. How to Kick Off an Agile Transformation.

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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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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.

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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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.

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. Product vision statement 5. You get extra points if Agile story format is used! Product Vision 4. Learn a framework for quickly pitching a new product idea, and enhance your career!

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. AV Agile coaches help organizations by accelerating their adoption of Agile methods in order to better achieve their business objectives. Coaches use our Path To Agility ® framework to prioritize the business outcomes, identify, and coach to build the capabilities necessary to enable those results.

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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.

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. Since the pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely, this unique capability has been kicked into overdrive regarding remote agile transitions. Here are my top-10 challenges of organizational change that remote Agile has made more urgent to address than ever before. ?? Remote Agile Transitions?—?The

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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.

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

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 ® ). As the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility, SAFe helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering high-quality software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead-time.

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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.

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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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

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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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 ® ). As the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility, SAFe helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering high-quality software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead-time.

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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.

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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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. . With that in mind, I started to dig into these articles and relate to how we’re addressing organizational leadership with Path to Agility ®. However, the case being made in this article is that “Agile is primarily for innovation”.

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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?

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 is an iterative approach that focuses on collaboration, customer feedback, and small, rapid releases in order to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of value. Agile Transformation. Agile Training.

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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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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. More often than not, leadership has not fully considered what business outcomes they hope to achieve through Agile. Sign #4: Practices are disconnected from the underlying Agile principles.

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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?

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. . In the Forbes article “Agile Isn’t New: What’s New Is The C-Suite Embracing It” 2 , Steve Denning provides his own perspective on the HBR article, as well as additional insights that help get readers closer to embracing the realities of shifting toward agility. . The title sets up the obvious–Agile isn’t new, but having C-suite level executives embrace it is.

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How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile teams. It’s especially relevant if you’re a generalist who has to align domain experts from all areas around a shared product vision and manage the practical day-to-day operations. One of the earliest attempts to define a leadership style for self-organized agile environments resulted in the servant leadership approach.

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? Contrary to some prevailing opinions, managing products in an Agile environment doesn’t mean surrendering planning to the whims of the development team. In fact, Agile can help you be more predictable in some ways. Agile ?

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Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Owner?

Johanna Rothman

Scrum Master or Agile Project Manager? ” (You might like Why an Agile Project Manager is Not a Scrum Master.). She's an agile project manager. When she manages programs, she's an agile program manager. See a ton more about this role in Create Your Successful Agile Project.) Facilitate the product's vision and release criteria with the Product Owner. I wrote more in Create Your Successful Agile Project and Agile and Lean Program Management.).

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TEI 289: Become an agile leader of product management – with Roman Pichler

Product Innovation Educators

Leaders of product management need agility, influence, trust, empathy, and motivating vision. 2:00] What is agile product management? Agile product management is product management infused or enriched by agile practices and principles. Over the last 15 years, the product community has changed for the better, benefiting from tools like scrum and agile, but the soft skills have received less attention. 17:30] Tell us about product vision.

Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

Early on, before product-market-fit, business strategy and product strategy are one-and-the-same & thus product vision needs to be owned by the founder. Strategically, this is about focusing vision and limited resources. Strategic clarity is about extracting the vision from the founder, and then communicating it widely to align everyone in the org. Dual Track Agile. Product Launch Startups Agile alignment prioritization product strategy Startup vision

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. But to help your team get the most out of agile planning, you first must understand how agile planning compares to more traditional planning with which you might already be familiar. What is Agile Planning? Agile Planning, Meet the Planning Onion.

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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. From there, we’ll walk you through the agile roadmapping process step by step. Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap. What purposes do product roadmaps serve for agile teams?

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. More often than not, leadership has not fully considered what business outcomes they hope to achieve through Agile. Sign #4: Practices are disconnected from the underlying Agile principles.

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Zombie Agility & 3 Antidotes to Eradicate Infection In Your Organization – Part 3

Agile Velocity

In the previous articles of this series, I covered the first and second antidotes to Zombie Agility, the regular and generous application of compelling Business Outcomes and ensuring your change agents aren’t already infected. Antidote #3: Build healthy teams with strong capabilities to easily repel future Zombie Agility attacks. Zombie Agility is lazy. Zombie Agility will get a whiff of teams working hard to develop those capabilities and will move to the next victim.

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