Product Life-Cycle Management

June 25, 2020 Scaling Agile – Essential for Your Organization

So you’ve gone Agile. You do daily scrums, retrospectives, and all the “right” Agile ceremonies. But still your organization isn’t quite convinced. It is now critical to balance the drivers and goals of both Agile and traditional thinking in order to achieve organizational success.

June 15, 2020 Scrum Destroyed the Product Owner Role

When trying to implement Agile as a defined process, Scrum turned BAs or other roles into order takers with the title “product owner.” This undermines the entire value proposition of product management.

June 12, 2020 Product Owners Are Only as Successful as Their Ability to Communicate

No matter how good your product roadmap and backlog are, they are only as good as your audience’s ability to understand your vision and priority.

June 12, 2020 Why Should Scrum Masters Understand Product Ownership?

The scrum master is like the conductor of an orchestra, ensuring that every piece fits together at the right time to create something greater than the sum of the parts. You don’t have to know how to play each instrument, but you do have to understand what each part contributes to the overall masterpiece.

June 12, 2020 Product Owners: Tools Are Only Part of the Solution

Tools are important to product teams, but only when they support solid people and processes.

June 05, 2020 Product Owner Capacity Planning Gets a Boost From Aha!

Aha! introduces scenario planning to give product owners the ability to create and compare multiple release approaches based on team capacity and backlog priority.

May 20, 2020 Build a Visual Product Roadmap to Increase Agreement and Alignment

If an image is worth a thousand words, a visual roadmap will save you a thousand hours.

April 27, 2020 Kovair Introduces Release 10.0 of Its Product Suite, Improving Its Breadth of Integrations, Administration, and Data Migration Capabilities

Kovair continues to enhance its product suite with the introduction of version 10.0. The updates cover its Omnibus, ALM Studio, and QuickSync products.

April 27, 2020 What? Don’t Include Features in Your Product Roadmap?

ProductPlan makes a strong case for excluding features from your product roadmap. Instead, develop your roadmap using strategic themes.

April 24, 2020 GitHub Free for Teams Helps Level the Playing Field

Almost a decade has passed since Marc Andreessen’s article “Why Software Is Eating The World” passionately defended the rise of software and its potential to disrupt every industry. The ensuing decade has proven his thesis to be true.

April 20, 2020 Developing Resource Skills to Support Your Product

Product ownership is far more than backlogs and delivery. Are you ensuring that the teams supporting your product are enhancing their skills and experience to support your future roadmap?

April 20, 2020 OpsHub Brings Integration to the Masses

OpsHub, a provider of integration and migration solutions for ALM and DevOps tools, has offered a free edition of tits integration solution OpsHub Integration Manager.

April 16, 2020 Create Better Products by Doing Less

Building the best product isn’t about filling our backlogs and roadmaps, it’s about taking the time to determine those few items that will deliver the most value.

April 07, 2020 It’s Not About Projects vs. Products; It’s About Coming Together to Deliver Value

Product management should not replace project management. They are complementary and are both integral to enabling the frequent delivery of business value.

April 03, 2020 Yes! You Can Be Successful at Being Agile Remotely

Being Agile requires a change in focus on the skills that we value. While face-to-face contact is generally preferred, it is not always possible. This does not mean that being Agile is not possible, but it does require a different level of focus.

March 29, 2020 Providing Customer Value Beyond Software

Companies that support customers through tough times build stronger relationships and loyalty. Develop a deeper understanding of the opportunities and threats facing your customers to shift products and services to address these needs.

March 29, 2020 “Doing Agile” Is Only Part of the Software Delivery Pie

“Being Agile” enables the delivery of the right value at the right time. When most people talk about delivering the right value at the right time, they think about the core technical skills required in the action of delivering software. This is only part of the Agile software delivery pie.

March 25, 2020 Centric PLM Launches Quick-Start Collaboration Packages in Response to COVID-19

Centric Software launched Quick-Start Collaboration Packages to enable brands, retailers, and manufacturers to rapidly adopt remote work processes across the product lifecycle.

February 26, 2020 Agile Skills Don’t Revolve Around Ceremonies and Procedures: They’re About Traits and Values.

Agile skills require an evolution in people’s soft skills and behaviors. Handling ambiguity, being agreeable, and being extroverted are some of what’s important for an effective agile team.

February 26, 2020 IIBA Shares Its Insight at Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas

IIBA understands that it must continue to innovate to serve its members and help them succeed within their organizations.

February 25, 2020 Enough Time to Build It Wrong

We build products wrong and fix them later but won’t take a fraction of that time to get it right the first time. No wonder our projects end up four times as large as our forecast.