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. Vision comprises your Values, Purpose and Envisioned Future. In short, they are inspired and guided by your vision.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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. 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

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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.

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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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.

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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 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. That's now, where I rarely see an agile culture.

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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

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.

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. Zombie Agility is lazy. Antidote 2: Agile Change Agents.

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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. One of the earliest attempts to define a leadership style for self-organized agile environments resulted in the servant leadership approach.

How to Run 1,000 Miles in 1 Year with Personal Agility

Agile Velocity

Breaking Goals Down With Personal Agility. I decided to use my experience as an Agile coach and run an exercise (pun intended) in personal agility. We see that the old self is too small for the purpose and vision that want to come through.

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Making Sense of Planning in an Agile World


“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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What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?


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.

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?

Agile Role Transitions: Keep Austin Agile 2018 Activity Summary

Agile Velocity

Agile Roles are well defined in any foundational training for Scrum or Kanban. At Keep Austin Agile 2018, I presented a talk called “So You Made Your Project Managers into ScrumMasters: Roles Transitions When Becoming Agile”. Learn Agile. Convey product vision & goals.

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Webinar Recap – Organizational Agility: How to Take Agile Beyond the Team Level

Agile Velocity

Why Organizational Agility is Necessary. Organizational agility allows you to respond quickly to this unpredictable world. What is Organizational Agility? Benefits of Organizational Agility. 7 Steps to Implement Organizational Agility & Excel in a VUCA World.

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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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

Mind the Product

My job was to define a vision for the product and create a plan to deliver it. Product Vision. Creating the vision for the product early was important. It gave the team autonomy over delivering the vision, what the product would do and how we would build it.

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Measuring the effectiveness of agile processes

The Product Coalition

What problems arise in agile teams and how to measure them? Product Agility As our product scales, team size grows and we adopt more processes and infrastructures, the complexities to which they adhere to become immense. grooming metrics process agile-methodology agile

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Rediscover the Forgotten art of Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Agile, discovery, experimentation have all become embedded in what we do. I have even met product teams who define their mission as being “exemplary at agile” in their organisation. Agile is not a strategy. Your Product Vision. First, you need a product vision.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

The other discovery team members should help you create and validate the new product strategy; and the Scrum Master or agile coach facilitates the process. Process: Lean, Scrum, Kanban Product Vision and Strategy innovation product discovery product manager product owner teamwork

Apply “How Little” Thinking to Agile Management Control

Johanna Rothman

They want to provide the vision for the people doing the work. As their organizations move to agile approaches, these managers have problems: their organization (managers above them) wants to measure them by the old rules which demand control. Most managers I meet want to do a good job.

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Agile Velocity Changes for Growth: A Letter from David Hawks

Agile Velocity

Dear Agile Velocity Community, . As the CEO of Agile Velocity, it’s been an honor to grow what was a company of one to multiple teams. . As the leader of our coaching team, Richard will establish the vision for and grow our coaching practice while also helping coaches strengthen their capabilities. The area that I feel I can contribute best and gives me the most energy is in a thought leadership role and developing my passion project, the Path to Agility ®.

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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

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Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

Finally, capture your insights and describe the product’s current strategy: the people it serves, the value it creates for the users and business, and its key features, for instance, by using my Product Vision Board. See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate.

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What does the agile roadmapping process look like in practice?

The Product Coalition

Decades before agile’s inception, Dwight D. But in the context of planning, agile software development practitioners are wise to take Eisenhower’s words to heart. “In I am a firm believer that an agile product roadmap is an important document for all agile teams.

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. Ideally, you have a strategic vision that aligns your executives and their teams. Agile helps you adapt to changing business conditions.

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The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Agile methodology sounds confusing and difficult, but Bethany Pagels-Minor breaks it down to bite-size slices of delicious cakes that will will help every team work better, communicate better, and provide better returns. Bethany has been a firm believer in agile for many years and has been bringing the joy of lean, kanban, and scrum to the workplaces of many through thoughtful and direct communication and consultation. Why does everyone come to me about Agile Methodology?

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How We Dealt With Project Challenges: An Agile Approach in a Deadline-driven Development

The Product Coalition

Deadline and Unclear Scope vs. Agile: Project Challenges We Faced When starting a new project, its manager, obviously, needs to carefully map all the steps, from project planning to its release, and even further. However, Agile in a deadline-driven development can be quite a challenge.

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The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and User Story Mapping


The intent is to scale what works for smaller teams for the larger enterprise by using agile and lean practices. The goal is to use processes like lean and Agile to decrease cycle times and coordinate work at scale.

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

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. Agile and scrum don’t discourage the creation of a product roadmap. To quote the agile guru Mary Poppendieck: “Agile hates plans, but loves planning.”. But many scrum teams want to start a sprint before they have a clear vision for the product.

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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Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach. Bring the Right People Together.

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Webinar Recap “Pulling Off An Agile Transformation: True Stories from Leaders”

Agile Velocity

We could give you advice all day on a million different Agile subjects–but we thought it might help to hear from someone who’s been in your shoes. Betting On Agile. Will initially brought Agile to their organization at a team level through training with Agile Velocity.

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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