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  • Agile Initiative Planning with Roadmaps

    Most “agile” initiatives fail to meet their value, time and budget goals despite spending ½ their time and 1⁄3 of their budget designing and planning upfront. Agile Initiative Roadmaps add product, project, architecture and UX planning to initiatives so that you can take a longer view with a small amount of time and effort, which means that you can deliver benefits much sooner at a lower cost.

  • Building a Scale-Ready MVP

    In these times of turmoil, information technology is a strategic asset to weather the difficult times ahead. Companies launch projects to build digital products and seize new opportunities, but even with strong pressure to release as fast as possible, beware of the pitfalls of an unsustainable MVP. Building an MVP that is scale-ready takes careful consideration and disciplined practices.

  • Q&A on the Book How to Lead in Product Management

    The book How to Lead in Product Management by Roman Pichler provides solutions for product managers and product owners to lead development teams and stakeholders. It covers practices like building trust, setting product goals, listening and speaking, resolving conflict, and securing buy-in to product decisions in order to achieve product success.

  • Article Series: Data-Driven Decision Making

    The Data-Driven Decision Making Series provides an overview of how the three main activities in the software delivery - Product Management, Development and Operations - can be supported by data-driven decision making.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making – Product Management with Hypotheses

    The Data-Driven Decision Making Series provides an overview of how the three main activities in the software delivery - Product Management, Development and Operations - can be supported by data-driven decision making. In Product Management, hypotheses can be used to steer the effectiveness of product decisions about feature prioritization.

  • Product Goals, not Sprint Goals

    There is a myth that Sprint Goals are a way to focus Scrum teams towards a common purpose, and without Sprint Goals, teams would end up building a disparate list of Product Backlog Items, every Sprint. This is in fact not only untrue, the reality is the exact opposite, that Sprint Goals are in fact a distraction and would only deliver parts of Product Goals.

  • Author Q&A on the Book Product Takeoff

    In their book Product Liftoff Kamal and Nav explore through examples, stories and practical exercises what it takes to bring a new product from concept to launch, and beyond. They provide tools and techniques that teams and individuals can use to help guide product development and ensure they are solving the right problem, building the right product which addresses real customer needs.

  • Q&A on the Book "Lean Product Management"

    The book “Lean Product Management” by Mangalam Nandakumar is about finding the smartest way to build an Impact Driven Product that can deliver value to customers and meet business outcomes when operating under internal and external constraints.

  • Q&A on the Book The Professional Product Owner

    The book The Professional Product Owner explains what Product Owners can do to become real entrepreneurs who initiate and drive products, and what teams can do to release frequently. It provides ideas and personal anecdotes for effectively applying the Scrum Product Owner role and activities.

  • Q&A on the Book The Pragmatist's Guide to Corporate Lean Strategy

    The book The Pragmatist's Guide to Corporate Lean Strategy explores how to practically adopt lean enterprise and lean startup concepts to turn your company into a lean agile enterprise promoting business agility. It provides examples from companies that have applied these concepts, describes the strategy, best practices, anti-patterns, and gives insights into lean and agile transformations.

  • Q&A on the Book The Startup Way

    The book The Startup Way by Eric Ries explores how large organizations can use startup techniques to innovate and accelerate growth. It provides methods for creating a transformation roadmap towards an entrepreneurial way of working: to experiment and collect data, roll out entrepreneurial ways of working throughout the organization, and tackle the supporting systems like legal, finance, and HR.

  • Telenor’s Stars to Space Stations: An Example of Gate Systems Applied to Product Development

    When Telenor needed to establish a clearer understanding of how to measure progress for early stage product development, they created a different set of KPIs for early stage products based around learning instead of financials. They studied the product phase gate process used by companies such as Microsoft and IBM to develop one that worked for Telenor to make relevant investments.

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