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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 »

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 […] Read more »

Evolving Product Management in Large Organisations

BY Chris Massey on June 6, 2016

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 […] Read more »

Constraints of Digital Delivery and Product Management in Government

BY Chris Massey on June 2, 2016

India Perry is a Civil Service fast streamer who was recently parachuted into HMRC in a Product Manager role for a multi-million user transactional service. With little digital experience, working within a highly collaborative, very experienced team, India had quite a learning experience & shares some of the things she learned along the way. Product […] Read more »

From Waterfall to Agile: A Product Manager Transition

BY Ramon Guiu on February 16, 2016

A few weeks back, Martin Eriksson reviewed the history of Product Management and explained how the discipline was born in the FMCG manufacturing industry. At the time, the process for creating products was similar to the Waterfall project management model we’re familiar with because the development, testing, production and market distribution of physical goods is expensive and […] Read more »

Better User Stories, Come Hell or High Waterfall

BY Basheera Khan on February 15, 2012

As anyone who makes things for a living will attest, there comes a time perhaps once a day, when a certain question plays upon the lips of everyone on the project. If it’s a particularly trying day, this question will pop up a few times, and if it’s a doozy of a day, it will […] Read more »