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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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What We've Learned From Using Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on February 28, 2018

Introduction Last year, our team here at insightsoftware.com, makers of Hubble, moved from Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. In my last Mind the Product article, I shared my insights on our transition as we were right in the thick of it. In this follow-up post, I want to share some more developed thoughts and […]

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Inge Andre Sandvik - Adventures in Product and Entrepreneurship

BY Shubham Bhattacharya on February 16, 2018

#MusicMonday at ProductTank Oslo saw co-founder Inge André Sandvik take center stage to talk about one of his entrepreneurial adventures. Inge has had a long and varied professional background (including Telenor and Opera Software) before spearheading Soundrop as a CEO and co-founder. Inge relates how the idea behind Soundrop came to be, the early building blocks of success, and the […]

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Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen - Disrupt Yourself or Die

BY Shubham Bhattacharya on February 12, 2018

Tom-Tom Erik Isaksen is the head of product, Norway, at Telia, a telecom service provider. He leads a department called Division X at Telia which creates next-generation concepts that are validated and adopted into the business lines. Speaking at Product Tank Oslo, he starts off saying: “Division X is building a whole new product in the engineering […]

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Product Warrior Podcast: Janna Bastow Talks the Challenges of Established Products

BY Dave Martin on February 9, 2018

This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, centres on the challenge of “adopting” an established product from previous product management. ProdPad and Mind The Product co-founder Janna Bastow explains how existing products in different growth stages come with additional product challenges compared with greenfield products. Such challenges include: Tech debt Business and […]

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Your Team is Smarter Than You Are: Why Autonomous Product Teams Work Better

BY Martin Eriksson on February 2, 2018

I’ve always argued that product management is a team sport. But as soon as you have more than one team in an organisation and you need them to interact with each other, you introduce friction. This friction between teams is why we have libraries full of project management books and methodologies, inboxes and outboxes, dependency […]

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