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Building the Roadmap for Portfolio for Jira

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 05, 2018

When your product backlog is a prioritized list of problems instead of a list of features, it becomes easier to respond to change; you don’t have to commit early to delivering features and can use new technology when it becomes available. Visualizing your roadmap and regularly taking in new information and using it to reassess your roadmap helps to keep you agile.

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Agile Stalwart David Hussman Passed away on 18 August

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 29, 2018 2

Product development expert and agile practitioner, community builder and stalwart David Hussman ("The Dude") passed away on 18 August, 2018. Hussman was the founder of DevJam, known among many things for devising Dude's Law to succinctly express the value in a product or idea. He was a musician, father, entrepreneur and community builder who will be sorely missed.

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Think in Products, Not Projects: Q&A with Ardita Karaj

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 23, 2018 2

Organizations structured around products oversee their work end-to-end. Reversing Conway’s law to establish long-lived teams around the products brings stability and makes it easier to manage and prioritize work. Retrospectives are a powerful tool for product management; they give confidence to continue and help you pivote quickly on what might become high risk or loss for the organization.

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The New CIO: Leading IT the Mark Schwartz Way

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 05, 2018

Mark Schwartz, formerly CIO at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and now enterprise strategist at AWS, spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London about what it means to lead IT.

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Challenges of Moving from Projects to Products

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 02, 2018

Carmen DeArdo, former DevOps technology director at Nationwide Insurance, and Nicole Bryan, vice-president of product management at Tasktop, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London on the importance of moving from a project-based to a product-based organization.

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The Three Habits of Highly Effective Product People

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 4 Followers on  May 25, 2018

Kent McDonald, agile practitioner acting mostly on the product field and co-author of the book “Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility”, recently gave a webinar in which he talked about several techniques to improve and being successful when practicing Product Ownership at Distance, and described which for him are the "Three Habits of Highly Effective Product People".

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From Darwin to DevOps: John Willis and Gene Kim Talk about Life after The Phoenix Project

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  May 23, 2018

IT Revolution recently published an audiobook with nearly eight hours of conversation between Gene Kim and John Willis; Beyond the Phoenix Project – the Origins and Evolution of DevOps.

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Comparing Product to Project Funding

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 24, 2017

An exploration of recent thinking around product vs project funding. We look at a number of recent articles reflecting views on a product-centric focus by ThoughtWorks' Sriram Narayan , Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX Author, and Leon Tranter.

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Scaling Lean Startup: Principles over Process

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  May 04, 2017

Large organizations want to be like lean start-ups but they need to rethink how they hire, incentivize and manage their staff to become an agile organization. Organizations should reward teams for making low-risk decisions based on what they can learn quickly and build in the value of learning in addition to delivery.

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Driving Improvements with Lean Pilots

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 16, 2017

Lean, agile and Lean Startup can strengthen each other for driving improvement. Lean Pilots, a data-driven improvement framework for removing major cross-functional organizational impediments, has been used to drive internal continuous improvement.

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Large Scale Experimentation at Spotify

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 08, 2016

When you want to scale the number of A/B tests to do many experiments at the same time, you need to adopt your processes and platform, and it might also impact your culture. Doing product research with controlled experiments helps to confront your ideas about how customers will use your product in reality, and check if those ideas actually impact user behaviour.

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How GlobalLogic Used a Bottom-up Approach to Become More Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  May 19, 2016

Yuriy Koziy, delivery manager at GlobalLogic, argued at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 conference that organizational change should start at the team level rather than in senior management. He formed a group of like-minded engineering managers and agile coaches who act as change agents, transforming the organization bottom-up from the inside.

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Moving Fast at Scale

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 08, 2015

Jez Humble talked about organizational obstacles to moving fast at scale and how to address them at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about how we can focus on value, why having a shared understanding of an artifact can be very valuable, removing waste and discovering the needs of customers quickly with low costs, and how to use the concept of improvement kata.

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A/B Testing at Booking.com

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 01, 2015

We want customer sentiment to drive product development. Hypothesis proven by experiments are the best to discover customer sentiment. That's how Stuart Frisby, principal designer at booking.com, argued for extensive use of A/B testing to the OSCON attendees in Amsterdam. Frisby explained what A/B testing done right looks like, what common mistakes to avoid and when A/B testing is not appropiate.

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Stop Failing Fast in Innovation

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Oct 29, 2015 4

In innovation the mantra "fail fast" is often used to explain that people should quickly try out ideas and then learn from the things that fail to develop new products and services. Some people challenged the need for failure and have come up with alternative approaches for effective innovation.

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