Tag Archives | Agile

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Managing agile teams remotely, pitfalls and remedies

My first experience of managing a remote team was not a success: the team broke up quickly, and the company soon after. At first, I thought the issue was the personalities involved but as I’ve looked at more companies trying to set up offshore development offices, I’ve seen there are some common mistakes. I want […]

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Karine Masse discusses the dilemma of Contract v.s. Permanent product roles at ProductTank London

The Permanent / Contract Dilemma for Product Professionals

In this ProductTank talk I give a view of how being a contractor can change the types of roles, responsibilities, companies and skills required of (or available to) a product manager. This is based on my very personal experience (as a hiring manager and a product manager myself) and on conversations had with fellow contractors […]

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View of the levels indicator on an amplifier, as a metaphor for product managers

Great Product Managers Have an Amplifying Effect

After all these years designing digital products and services at Clearleft, we’ve finally realised the secret of our success, and it has nothing to do with us. Well, maybe not NOTHING, but our most satisfying client engagements all have one thing in common (as do our least satisfying engagements), and that’s client-side product management. Catalysts, […]

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Building cross-functional teams at ProductTank Oslo

Insights from Building Cross-Functional Teams

Worlds collide in this detailed discussion between product management, UX, and Engineering heads at Schibsted Media, showing us how their teams coordinate and prioritise development. Jaqueline Dozier (PM), Atelach Alemu Argaw (Dev), and Axel Haugan (UX) guide us through these familiar but troubled waters. Scope Ideas into Manageable Pieces We’ve seen products move from a […]

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Claire Mitchell talks about how Continuous Delivery is being adopted at the BBC (ProductTank London)

Adopting Continuous Delivery at the BBC

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about Continuous Delivery, and some of the benefits it brings to development and product teams. Claire Mitchell (Senior Product Manager at the BBC) talks about how her team at the BBC embraced Continuous Delivery and, as a result, felt huge benefits to their ability to build product and integrate as a team. […]

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Bede McCarthy talks about building product in the publishing sector (ProductTank London)

Building the Next Financial Times, Faster

In 2008, the Financial Times was redesigned in a supposedly Agile way – it took four years, they ended up just shipped what they had, and was not considered a resounding success. Bede McCarthy talks about the latest attempt to update the FT.com site, and how they’re getting it right. The team has hit every major milestone on […]

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Adam Thomas talks about building lean product teams at Storyful (ProductTank London)

Building Lean Product Teams at Storyful

Adam Thomas is Chief Product Officer at Storyful, who refer to themselves as “the human algorithm” – monitoring the social web, tracking content and looking for signals to discover news-worthy events, or content that brands, financial analysts, advertisers etc. can use. This data and content is all verified, validated and corroborate by real humans, and then pushed […]

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Laura Morgan discussing leading product teams with active listening at ProductTank London

Leading Product Teams with Active Listening

Laura Morgan has been working as a digital producer and product manager in media and broadcasting since 2001. She is currently Head of Product at Comic Relief, where she has been leading a team of Product Managers through a period of digital transformation, which has come with all kinds of challenges. There were problems with […]

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Will Garner talking about evolving product management in the civil service at ProductTank London

Evolving Product Management in Large Organisations

Will Garner is the Head of Profession for Product Management and the Home Office, where product management & service design are relatively new practices (even though, at it’s core, government is mostly service design!) Building product in government comes with some interesting challenges – on the one hand, you’re building things that matter, but that also […]

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