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Transitioning from Scrum to Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on June 23, 2017

We here at insightsoftware.com, creators of Hubble, have recently moved from a Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. The driver behind the move was to improve the speed of business delivery and quality of the delivered product. The process seemed to go smoothly, even though the teams are distributed and have varying skill levels. […]

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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

BY Nate Walkingshaw on April 10, 2017

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other teams have created, and worked hard on dialling in the basics of making sure we have food, water, and shelter. We have gone from wilderness survival to wilderness living. We learned the ways […]

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Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

BY Jacob de Lichtenberg on April 4, 2017

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development  methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. You start with a discovery track to find out if a product idea is good and if it makes sense to build. Successful findings from the discovery track are added to the backlog […]

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

BY Matt Walton on April 3, 2017

Some years ago, I wrote a blog post noting that small teams are more creative and productive than big teams. I suggested that this might be because, like a band, they were self organising, communicated easily and informally and had autonomy over what they played. Band vs Orchestra I contrasted this to an orchestra, which […]

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What's the ROI of Innovation? - David Binetti

BY Chris Massey on March 10, 2017

David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit’s Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco), to government (USA.gov, acquired by the Federal Government), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. Currently, David helps organizations innovate faster with […]

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Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

BY Martin Eriksson on November 18, 2016

Coach, lean advocate, and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Lean methodologies work well for a single team observes Gothelf: “A lean startup reduces risk by regular and continuous experimentation. When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice […]

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Managing agile teams remotely, pitfalls and remedies

BY Edward Upton on September 19, 2016

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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The Permanent / Contract Dilemma for Product Professionals

BY Karine Masse on August 19, 2016

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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Great Product Managers Have an Amplifying Effect

BY Andy Budd on July 29, 2016

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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Insights from Building Cross-Functional Teams

BY Lorian Leong on July 14, 2016

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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