Category Archives for "Agile"

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The Secret Truth About Your Methodology and Processes

What are your goals? A product organization has three overarching goals: Deliver great value to our customers. Do it quickly, efficiently, and with high quality. Do it better over time. A product organization that achieves those goals is much more likely to be successful. Your methodology must be in service to your goals What practices Read More

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To 10x Your Profits Start With Retrospectives

20% is boring As many of you know, there’s a technique called a “retrospective” in scrum, or you might call it a debrief. After each sprint the team spends a short amount of time reviewing what went well, what could be improved, and what they should stop doing. The goal is for the team to Read More

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3 How To Talk To Your Executives About Agile

People have asked me “How can I get my execs to support an agile transformation? They don’t like that they can’t predict anything.” Reframe the Agile conversation around value This is never going to be an easy conversation, but I recommend reframing it from the outset. Don’t talk about scrum or methodologies or the Agile Read More

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Agile vs. The “Big Dog” Feature

(First published back in 2010, this article is still apropos and I thought it was time to revive it.) Managing big features using agile This post originated as a comment on the Cranky Product Manager’s blog, responding to her post on agile methodologies. She said Yes, Agile can speed up the development and improve the Read More

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