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Tales of two Continuous Loops by Tim Beattie

BY James Gadsby Peet on August 13, 2018

There are lots of different frameworks for how to run projects so they are ‘agile’. Tim Beattie takes us through some principles that will help you no matter which specific ways of working you choose to implement. Don’t Make Assumptions of Simplicity When working through a Discovery phase, you’ll be doing activities such as empathy […]

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Agile With a Capital A Might not be Best by Morag McLaren

BY James Gadsby Peet on August 6, 2018

Often our role as Product Managers is to be a translator between the business and delivery teams. Here Morag McLaren looks at a few things she’s learned through this process when it comes to Agile. Don’t Forget the Other Parts of the Agile Manifesto Most people’s perception of the agile manifesto is that it tells […]

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The #1 Answer in Product: It Depends

BY Martin Eriksson on August 2, 2018

The internet lends itself to binary positions: you’re either for something or against it, advocating it or decrying it. It’s not just Twitter’s 280 characters that limit us to this black and white thinking, most blog posts and conference talks seem to follow the same trend. And I’m not even talking about politics. Waterfall vs […]

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Product Warrior Podcast: Tristan Kromer on how to Help the Team Embrace Lean

BY Dave Martin on July 12, 2018

This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, discusses the concept of the Lean methodology and helping teams adopt an experimental approach. Silicon Valley Lean startup coach Tristan Kromer helps product teams to move fast through experimentation. He writes articles and e-books at https://grasshopperherder.com/. In this episode I chat with Tristan about: What […]

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How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

BY Tim Herbig on June 21, 2018

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile […]

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Broken Retrospectives and how to fix Them

BY Jeff Hudock on June 11, 2018

Having worked on teams using agile methodologies for several years, retrospectives are a major part of my life as a product manager.  Retrospectives (retros) are held at the end of each sprint cycle, at the end of the overall release, and sometimes to review other meetings or processes. Retros are intended to review your team’s […]

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Owning Agile by Jeff Patton

BY Petra Wille on June 8, 2018

Bashing agile is in vogue at the moment, so when veteran product manager and product design evangelist Jeff Patton suggested it as a topic for his keynote talk at MTP Engage I jumped at it. If the audience was expecting a speech which shot down agile methodologies, they were wrong. Instead Jeff started to deconstruct agile […]

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Lost in the Agile Jungle? by Christian Becker

BY Christian Becker on June 1, 2018

When we compare today’s agile product management in practice with what we have seen some 10 years ago, not much has changed: Agility is still mainly limited to UX labs and A/B testing, and misses the potential value that could be found between the initial idea and a working product. The standard answer within product […]

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Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

BY Janna Bastow on March 20, 2018

Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so I wanted to tackle the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage, and share some tips on: – How to avoid becoming a feature factory, […]

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Lucia Adams - How to Innovate in Organisations That Don't Like Failure

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 6, 2018

Summary: In order to drive lasting and sustainable change, you need to be curious about the people you’re working with and explore their perspectives. This helps you to collaborate with all parts of the organisation no matter what their attitude to change may be. Finally, you’ve got to be lean, delivering quick wins that you […]

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