Improve your Product Management with Ellen Gottesdiener

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

How do we improve in the area of product management? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Ellen Gottesdiener, President of EBG Consulting, discuss ways companies can better oversee the development and lifecycle of a product in its entirety. Episode 38.

A Tale of Agile Portfolio and Product Management – Two Critical Capabilities

SolutionsIQ

Organizations thrive – or perish – on the strength of their products and services. Agile portfolio management is critical to decision-making, because all organizations have limited funds with which to finance all the work they do (i.e.,

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Multiple products Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?

Xebia

Multi Products Scrum teams are in reality observed often. In most organizations there tend to be more products than teams. While scaling frameworks give solutions on how to cope with a big Product and […]. The post Multiple products Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?

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Epic Focus: Measure your way to a better time to market

Xebia

There are several recurring wishes our clients bring to us, one of which is speed, to improve time to market. However, there is no dial that we can turn to deliver value faster. Software teams are not like cars; there’s no accelerator pedal.

Agile Movers & Shakers (6): The Liberators Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview w/ Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem. If so, you can subscribe here and join 26k agile peers. The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with The Liberators Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem. What brought you to ‘agile?’.

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What is the Recommended Scrum Team Size?

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

The Scrum Guide offers very limited guidance, suggesting 3-9 people per team (exclusive of ScrumMaster and Product Owner), without giving reasons or context for those numbers. Factors you should consider include: A sufficiently broad set of skills to build their product – aka Cross-Functional.

SCRUM 76

The Relationship Between DevOps & Agile: “It’s Complicated”

SolutionsIQ

If Agile and DevOps had Facebook pages, their relationship status would say: “It’s complicated”. I know companies that consider DevOps to be part of Agile, I know companies where it’s the other way around. Agile Emerges.

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3 Terrible Mistakes of Digital Product Companies And How to Avoid Them

Evolution4all

3 Terrible Mistakes of Digital Product Companies And How to Avoid Them. Are you offering products nobody is interested in? About 72% of all newly launched products fall short of their revenue targets, according to a recent HBR blog post. Mistakes of Digital Product Companies.

Business Owner: The Most Critical Role for the Future of Agile

Agile Alliance

Business Agility is the new buzzword when we talk about agile transformation in terms of the whole organization. We've seen the growing of agile at scale in terms of processes and tools, but not in terms of business transformation. Scrum Master and Agile Coach have become important roles in agile initiatives not only for development teams but also for business squads.

5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Evolution4all

5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them. Sadly, these mistakes have devastating effects on a company’s ability to deliver products with a high acceptance rate in the market. The 5 Product Development Mistakes. Organisational Pattern 1: Proxy Product Managers.

Many products and a few Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?

Xebia

In most organizations there tend to be more products than teams. Scaling frameworks give solutions on how to cope with a big Product and orchestrating value delivery among multiple teams. But how to deal with many products and a few Scrum teams? During the NLScrum Meetup “Multi Product Scrum teams at Scale” we’ve shared views […]. The post Many products and a few Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?

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How Agile Work Actually Works with Allen Holub

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

How do organizations actually work with Agile? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Allen Holub, discuss what organizations get wrong about Agile. The Agile way of working can be a shock to an organization’s system. Why Agile is failing (3:55).

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32 Best Jira Alternatives For Agile Project Management Teams In 2020 [Free & Paid]

Codegiant

Or if you are just browsing the web for a great project management tool, this guide will ease your final decision. If you are new to it, Jira is basically used for project management, specifically for bug tracking. The Atlassian project management tool comes in three versions?—?Jira

Have you Taken the State of Agile Survey? Deadline Extended to the End of the Year

CollabNet VersionOne

CollabNet VersionOne has been conducting the State of Agile survey for 13 years. Many organizations use the results in the State of Agile Report to gauge trends in the industry and help make decisions around implementing Agile. And many vendor organizations look to the State of Agile Report to gain insights on how to better serve customers. DevOps managers. Product managers and owners. Agile coaches. Agile

Agile vs Waterfall: Key Differences And Definition?—?Which Model Is Better?

Codegiant

Agile vs Waterfall: Key Differences And Definition?—?Which Picking the right method for managing your tasks can either make or break the success of your projects. In this article, you’ll find out whether Agile or Waterfall is more suitable for your team. Agile vs Waterfall.”

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Why Your Agile Adoption Should Pay For Itself Within the First Program Increment

Net Objectives

By learning Agile Product Management before shifting to a SAFe-like program increment planning event, groups can shorten the program increment being planned to 2-4 sprints instead of the normal 5-7. Just as important, the additional focus enables easier management of proper work-in-process levels and results in teams being more efficient. If you don't want to use SAFe, product management with some Lean-Agile coaching can be used instead. .

Two DevOps Metrics for Agile Teams & their Managers

Storm Consulting

In this essay I explain the reasoning behind these measures and why the practices that influence them, especially batch size, play such an important part in the often-overlooked foundation step of any Lean, Agile or DevOps transformation. Principles of Product Development Flow, 2009.

Leaders take action

Lead on Purpose

Steve Johnson – strategic product management coach and storyteller – wrote about the importance of getting things done in a recent post : “There’s doing it right, and there’s doing it perfectly. The Product Management Perspective: Agile development has become an important software development methodology. Leadership Product Management / Marketing action opportunity responsibility

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20 influential women in software development

Apiumhub

She is responsible for R&D (both product management & engineering) for GemFire and associated Pivotal Cloud Cache product. A sought after speaker and coach, Mala Gupta’s Java books with Manning Publications, USA, are top-rated for Oracle Certification around the globe. She specializes in showing testers and agile teams how testers can add value and how to guide development with business-facing tests.

Scrum Master vs Project Manager — An overview of the differences.

Scrum.org

What are the differences between a Scrum Master and Project Manager? Isn’t a Scrum Master some kind of an Agile Project Manager? There is almost no overlap between the role of Scrum Master and the position of Project Manager. What is a Project Manager?

Solving Impediments as a Scrum Team

Scrum.org

The main message of the retrospective was clear: there are too many interruptions by stakeholders and senior management. This is undoubtedly is a rookie mistake; becoming agile requires that everyone in the organization at least receives a basic introduction into how ‘agile’ works.).

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Kanban vs Scrum?—?Every Difference Your Team Needs To Know [2020]

Codegiant

Every Difference Your Team Needs To Know [2020] Scrum is the most popular Agile framework today ( 56% of all Agile teams use Scrum ). Or is Kanban, one of the trending agile frameworks today , a better fit for your team? There’s no manager to manage the team.

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The Nightmare of Hiring a Great Product Owner

Luis Goncalves

The Nightmare of Hiring a Great Product Owner. On LinkedIn at the moment, there are over 3500 available job positions for Product Owners across Germany. Agile in IT. Many of the companies who use Agile only use it for IT. Project Managers Based on Orders.

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Forever Employable

Scrum.org

It’s based on my experience, expertise, and willingness to engage a community on these topics -- design, Scrum, digital transformation, product management, and much more. You have to look at your expertise as a “product.” What should a hiring manager do?

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The Manager (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

What is a Manager? The Manager is concerned with the wellbeing of the Scrum Team. The Manager loves to see happy, engaged and motivated people. (S)he The Manager is a real people person, focus on peoples’ growth. Managers must often make decisions about things.

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Scrum Master Engagement Patterns: The Development Team

Scrum.org

It is a blessing in the sense that Scrum can provide for most organizations a tailored approach to opportunistic, emergent product discovery in complex environments while mitigating the risk that will inevitably manifest itself in strengthened competitiveness by comparison to less agile competitors.

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3 Terrible Mistakes of Digital Product Companies And How to Avoid Them

Luis Goncalves

Are you offering products nobody is interested in? About 72% of all newly launched products fall short of their revenue targets, according to a recent HBR blog post. LEAN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT GUIDE. Mistakes of Digital Product Companies. LEAN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT GUIDE.

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The Decision Maker (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

Some can be delegated to the Scrum Team or stakeholders, some the Product Owner has to take him-/herself. Creating products presents us with endless options and possibilities; but at some point, we need to make some decisions. The Decisive Product Owner and Agile.

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The Clerk (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

S)he isn’t focussed on achieving the product vision, nor on crafting clear goals and objectives and the Clerk most certainly never says ‘no’ to stakeholders. The Product Owner as a Clerk. Create some kind of a plan for your product or service. What is a Clerk?

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Scrum Mastery Requires Humility: My New Year's Resolution

Scrum.org

I was reminded by Ken Schwaber’s statement when he told me the reason why he chose the term Scrum Master rather than Scrum Coach because mastery is about the “being” and not the “doing”. And I’ve learnt this important lesson when working with clients who are transitioning towards agility.

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5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Luis Goncalves

LEAN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT GUIDE. We have developed a Product Management Guide to help you understand How to successfully apply Lean StartUp practices to deliver better products to market faster. This article will tell you about five major product development mistakes.

Motivation to Get Better

Agile42

Since Zingat is in a highly competitive business and being agile is the only way for them to be responsive to the market needs, they have been using Scrum and agility practices for a long time. Agile teams were in need of clarified backlog items to include in the Sprints.

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The Customer Representative (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

The Customer Representative Product Owner is the go-to person for people in the organization who want to gain a understanding of what customers (and/or users) are looking for in the product or service which the Product Owner is responsible for.

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The Influencer (A Preferred Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

So before diving into the Product Owner taking an Influencer stance, let’s first inspect what an Influencer is. Looking and Product Owners who are great Influencers, they are considered to be Product Owners who get things done without exercising formal authority over a person or team.

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What Happens to Managers in Scrum? – Episode 1 of ScrumCast

scruminc

What Happens to Managers in Scrum? . Each episode will explore organizational Agility and Scrum patterns, tactics, and techniques that drive real-world success. That word is manager. . Are they a Product Owner? What Do We Mean By Middle Managers?

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How do Nexus and LeSS differ?

Scrum.org

This article discusses the growth of agility for customer-facing products with 3+ teams, probably tens of teams with Nexus and/or LeSS. . Nexus and LeSS are the only patterns that are based on real Scrum with 1 Product Owner, 1 Product Backlog for each real customer-facing product. Not a Team Product Owner to be found. To learn more on that topic of Product Owners at the team level in a multi-team scenario see Michael James' video. .

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The Project Manager (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Scrum.org

The Project Manager is typically concerned with day-to-day progress of the Development Team. The Project Manager tends to measure the success of the team in the form of increased Velocity. A project manager is a professional in the field of project management.