Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

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Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team.

November Roundup: Prioritisation, Hiring and Development, OKRs and More

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This November, our membership content covered topics like prioritisation, hiring and development, and OKRs. The post November Roundup: Prioritisation, Hiring and Development, OKRs and More appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Empowering development teams starts with taking a sincere interest in the individuals, attentively listening to their ideas and concerns, and empathising with them. In the worst case, empowerment is seen as a trick to make development teams do more work and blame them if things don’t go to plan. A good example are sprint goals : A sprint goal captures the desired outcome of a sprint and is agreed by product owner and development team. Show People that You Care.

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

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The post The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Leadership Product Management Characteristics Career Development Manager MTP Leader Members' Content Personal Development Prioritisation

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

What is Testimonial Driven Development?

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The products they develop will eventually solve some problems and make people’s lives easier, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, I want to present a different perspective, Testimonial Driven Development (TDD). Testimonial Driven Development is something beyond building great products. Testimonial Driven Development Explained. So how does Testimonial Driven Development work? In testimonial driven development, we start from the end.

Hiring and Developing Product Managers

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In this exclusive MTP Leader Panel, Kate Leto, Petra Wille and Eli Montgomery join Emily Tate to share their thoughts on hiring and developing product managers. The post Hiring and Developing Product Managers appeared first on Mind the Product. Watch the session in full or read on for some highlights including our panellist’s take on what makes a good product manager, how to hire a junior, the importance [.]. Read More.

A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving

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In my last role as head of product and engineering for a group developing cloud-native services for the SAP Cloud Platform, my work led me to define a framework for product development that spans both product management and engineering and brings with it a focus on problem solving through the product lifecycle. The post A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving appeared first on Mind the Product.

Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. I think of these as classic books on the fundamentals of software development. software software-development books software-engineering product-development

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing Product Development

The Product Coalition

Managing Product Development [Prev : Chapter 14?—?How Product Management 101 ] There are several methodologies to develop a Software Product. Traditionally, Waterfall model was used as an SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Methodology. Iterative v/s Incremental Development.

Web or app Development – Which is Better?

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One technology to mention in this context is the open source framework React Native, which allows you to take a cross-platform approach and develop apps for both Android and iOS using a single framework. For most businesses in the US and Europe, some web presence is mandatory, so some variation of hybrid development is probably a cost-effective solution. The post Web or app Development – Which is Better?

Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams

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Developing influence across an organisation allows you to drive products – and transformation – forward. Workshopping – Workshop the “how” and “why”, not just the “what” in terms of values and behaviours in product development. Expectation Setting – Developing great products feels like a rollercoaster ride at times. The post Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams appeared first on Mind the Product.

Develop Your Empathy and Create Better Products

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We all know that empathy is a key ingredient in developing lovable products, so what can product managers do to cultivate it? This open-mindedness has evolved into empathy as a product manager, which I believe is a key ingredient in developing lovable products. I have always booked in regular customer testing (often once a month aligned to the sprint cycle) and invited my entire team to attend – and I mean business analysts, developers, testers, copywriters and designers.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience

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The post Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product. Podcast The Product Experience Digital Transformation Product Development

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Three: Develop

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This post describes the third phase in the Optimal Product Process: Develop. Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed. Unlocking the secrets of the product development trade-off triangle. Product development features a well-known concept called the development trade-off triangle. Solidify any development plans that remain uncertain.

My Cruiser Bike and The Development Teams

The Product Coalition

Absence of Purpose and Development Teams Remembering the story of my cruiser standing in my backyard, let us go figure out something around what is happening with Development Teams. For a Development Team part of the Scrum Team to be successful we need multiple factors in place viz.,

7 Reasons Why Developers Need To Embrace UX Design

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So what’s a developer to do? Developers need to tap into the world of UX design to offer seamless experiences that keep the user loyal to their brand. What does UX have to do with software development, anyway? Don’t be that developer. Web Development

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.

Developing Product Management Confidence

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But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Contributed by Saikrishna Chavali and Jeff Segarra – Noted professor of business at Harvard Business School, Rosabeth Moss Kanter states that, “Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome”. These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management.

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! Smaller teams cranking out measurable units of software every 2-4 weeks and iterating toward usable features has done wonders for software development.

Leadership Development Tools

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A collection of models to help your product organization Continue reading on Product Coalition ». leadership startup management business product

Top 7 Companies to Hire Remote Developers For Your Team

The Product Coalition

Remote development teams have accelerated from being nice to have to become the need of the hour. Why Should you hire a remote development team? A company might choose to hire digital teams and outsource projects or hire dedicated developers to fill gaps in existing teams.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

How React Native Elevate the Cross-Platform App Development Demand?

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wikimedia Building cross-platform mobile apps are increasingly becoming popular these days thanks to the huge benefits of saving cost and development time while maintaining optimum native performance by using sophisticated frameworks with native capabilities such as React Native.

Why Very Few (If Any) People Are “10x” Developers—Or Managers

Johanna Rothman

Steve, a software development manager, thought John was a “10x” developer. Was I willing to support and coach the other people in Steve's group to all become “10x” developers? John, the supposed 10x developer, had a cycle time of 1-2 days.

The Direction of Development

The Product Coalition

But silk can turn to sandpaper pretty quickly in software development. Let’s Construct If this happens ever too often, the issue is with the ‘ direction of developing ’ the feature. The Construction and Agile Development analogy Okay! The direction of development is paramount in agile software development as well. API integration for all 3 components was in progress when the developers had to shift focus to fix a major prod bug.

Common Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them All: A Case Study

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The post Common Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them All: A Case Study appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Development Process Product Management Process Communication Discovery MTP Leader Members' Content Prioritised Members' Content

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

lead to a whole new set of problems: Developer Grade Analytics 2 Many companies put analytics projects on the backburner. an Analytics Emergency Developer Grade Analytics 3 Indicator #1: Long Queue of Ad. Hoc Requests One irony in application development is new features.

Agile Development and Willie Nelson

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How agile software development and country singer Willie Nelson share the same principles Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile self-improvement music software software-development

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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! Smaller teams cranking out measurable units of software every 2-4 weeks and iterating toward usable features has done wonders for software development.

How to Develop Your Product Career, Using the Product Quadrants

The Product Coalition

It’s understandable that most of us don’t make time for personal development. Who wants to spend time after a hard day of work learning and developing when they could be kicking back with a beer and watching The Crown? I’m going to call this my ‘development’ quadrant.

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

Mind the Product

In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Customizing embedded analytics in this way means thinking about packaging and pricing early in product development cycles. Teams of agile developers race along the product. Develop your user classes by interviewing a representative sample of users within your customer mix.

Focus On Value And All Your Development Will Be Free.

The Product Coalition

technology leadership software-development agile productivityThe rules and behaviors that drive every action within a start-up get lost when its scaled. This is especially true in software… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

The Best Custom Software Development Companies in Poland

The Product Coalition

The Most Trusted Custom Software Development Companies in Poland Are you looking for a reliable software development partner for your business? Hopefully, this list of the top leaders in the software development industry in Poland will help you make the right choice.

Finding A New Tool to Develop A New Product

Mind the Product

As a result, we’ve been able to take these learnings and think of creative ways to apply those enjoyable elements of baseball in the game that we’re developing now. The post Finding A New Tool to Develop A New Product appeared first on Mind the Product. Customer Research Product Development Process Product Management Skills User Research alexa field testing Product Development product management

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

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The default behaviour of a team with this kind of roadmap is to complete one feature and then start developing the next one, even if the context (strategy, user needs, competition) has changed. The post Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development appeared first on Mind the Product. Roadmap outcome-driven development Product Development Process product management Product Roadmap Product RoadmappingI’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.