You’ve built your roadmap, updated your backlog, and teams are working on your next product release. Should you now worry about growing the skills and technologies delivery teams have or are developing as part of the roadmap? In “The essential skills playbook,” AnnaBelle from Pluralsight highlights the 15 key skills teams will need in the future. What impact do these roles have for product owners?
Product ownership is far more than external customers needs and feature prioritization. Product management needs to consider three perspectives that directly impact their product. These may be separate roles or perspectives for a single product owner.
Product owners need to consider the technical and operational needs for their product. Application roadmaps are important tools to help modernize technologies as the business and operational needs change. As organizations shift to enhance business agility, product owners need to consider both the underlying technologies that support their tools and the skills in the team that deliver and support those tools. Tools like Pluralsight and their top roles can be a great way to work with your product teams to develop longer term strategic roadmaps.
When using a product management platform, like Aha!, ProductPlan, Productboard, Airfocus, Targetprocess, Craft, Backlog, ProdPad, and Roadmunk, consider adding child roadmaps for technologies, skills, and other support considerations. You won’t need to update this as often as other roadmap items. Engage your business architects and enterprise architects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tools are important to product teams, but only when they support solid people and processes.
Aha! introduces scenario planning to give product owners the ability to create and compare multiple release approaches based on team capacity and backlog priority.
If an image is worth a thousand words, a visual roadmap will save you a thousand hours.
Kovair continues to enhance its product suite with the introduction of version 10.0. The updates cover its Omnibus, ALM Studio, and QuickSync products.
ProductPlan makes a strong case for excluding features from your product roadmap. Instead, develop your roadmap using strategic themes.