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Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

What is Bad Performance? Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used. Second, the team participates in continuous discovery and strategizing , and its members regularly help refine the product backlog.

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What’s the REAL Cost of a Poorly Trained Product Management Team?

280 Group

A product launch is a complex and multi-faceted activity that involves many teams collaborating successfully across an organization. Teams must ensure the product solves the right customer problems with all the right features and functionality, test and validate prototypes, and make a plan for production.


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Ask the Community: How Do You Shift From Functional Teams to Value-Driven Teams?

Product Talk

When an organization shifts from delivery or feature teams to product teams , the first step is often a change to team structure. Delivery and feature teams are often structured by function—front-end teams, back-end teams, mobile teams, etc. These teams can rarely deliver value on their own.

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How to Be a Truly Great Head of Product: Strategy

The Product Coalition

Strategy and enabling your team to solve problems makes the difference between a boss and an impactful leader. Using the ‘Kernel’ from Richard Rumelt’s ‘Good Strategy/Bad Strategy’, specifically insights and developing a guiding policy allows you to enable your team and avoid micro-managing. Poor strategy is everywhere?—?you

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Two Development Team Configurations I Lobby Against

Mironov Consulting

And at least in public, Engineering and Product leadership need to be shoulder-to-shoulder , actively supporting each other at every turn. But there are some engineering team configurations that I see as problematic.  So  Knowing that someone else will clean up our work can drive bad behaviors.  In

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Calm’s Will Larson on how to build a technical leadership career

Intercom, Inc.

After writing An Elegant Puzzle about the challenges of engineering management in high-growth organizations, his focus shifted to a career path that’s much less understood – the technical leadership track. If you’re a senior engineer and want to further your career, what skills should you develop? A tale of two career paths.

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How to Achieve a Successful Agile Transformation

280 Group

You’ve decided to move to Agile product development. Before you pop open the Champagne, here’s the bad news : 47% of Agile transformations fail. Command-and-Controlism – Agile teams are using a Waterfall process . However, in organizations that work as organisms, leadership shows direction and enables action. Great news!

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