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Why we say Agile when you want to say chaos

BY Raquel Aymerich on March 25, 2021

Most people working in a tech environment have experience working with Agile methodologies. However, it’s very common to see that Agile principles and philosophy are not correctly interpreted and implemented. Some companies fall into the “Agile = speed increase” trap. They focus on how the technical team performs or delivers, but not on what matters: […] Read more »

Estimating Complexity - Liz Keogh on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on March 17, 2021

Estimation is a dark art — get it wrong, and your stakeholders will never forget (or forgive). We talked with agile consultant Liz Keogh about how to get this right, who estimates are for, her invaluable scale for estimating complexity, and how to pronounce the word Cynefin. In this episode, sponsored by Hotjar, listen to learn […] Read more »

How To Make a Success of Going Agile

BY Eira Hayward on December 8, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In June 2020 Mind the Product published a post from New Zealander Anthony Marter that really struck a chord with our community: based on a talk he’d given to Agile Auckland, his post argued that product management in an Agile practice is in dire need of a rethink. It’s been one of our most-read articles this […] Read more »

Building Successful Product Development Teams, by Simon Colmer

BY Chris Massey on November 24, 2020

Simon Colmer (at the time of this talk, the Head of Development at Access NFP Websites) spoke to ProductTank London about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. As product people, team alignment is table-stakes, and it’s crucial that we factor in multiple perspectives to create diverse, empowered teams, so […] Read more »

Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland

BY Gordon Tang on September 7, 2020

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. Watch the video to see David’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points. Build, Measure, Learn A repeating theme […] Read more »

Three Hidden Problems That can Ruin Your Agile Retrospectives

BY Ben Staples on September 1, 2020

Scrum.org defines a sprint retrospective as a time at the end of each sprint where the team discusses what went well, what could be improved, and aligns on specific actions the group can commit to improving for the next sprint. Retrospectives are an essential part of any organization running agile software development. I don’t care if […] Read more »

How to be a Successful Product Owner, by Ninon Laforce

BY Andres Phillips on August 17, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Ninon Laforce, then of Bluecat, provides us with some of the key skills and techniques needed to become a product owner. Her key points include: What is a product owner Becoming a great product owner The responsibilities and challenges of a product owner What is a Product Owner A product owner addresses […] Read more »

Forever Employable - Jeff Gothelf on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 1, 2020

Working in product is a dream job for lots of people but sustaining a dream career certainly isn’t without challenges. There are problems around burnout, advancement, the challenges of specialisation, and in being a generalist. Jeff Gothelf has been there. He woke up one day and realised that his path forward as a design leader […] Read more »

Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice

BY Anthony Marter on June 4, 2020

Have you ever wondered why your Agile practice feels a bit uninspiring? Or why your engineers have become a bit jaded with all this Scrum stuff? Did you know that you might be the reason for this? Something that both fascinates and frustrates me is how the discussions about Agile have flipped from being embraced […] Read more »

Out of the Fog by Holly Donohue

BY Andres Phillips on January 23, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Holly Donohue, Product Director at Aquila Heywood takes us through their product team’s journey from a waterfall business to one focused on agile. The key points of her talk include: Problems as a waterfall business Making the adjustment to agile Achievements since the transition Watch the video to see […] Read more »