Month: December 2015

Product Management

How to Be More Agile as a Product Manager

As Product Managers, we often talk about agility and Agile methodologies from the perspective of how we prioritize and execute the work that needs to be done, but how do we as Product Managers actually make ourselves more agile and responsive to change?  As I’ve noted elsewhere on this blog, Agile methods and agility in general […]

Product Management

Why Isn’t Agile Working for Me — Part 2

In the first part of this series, I focused on two of the primary causes for failure in the implementation and use of Agile methodologies — cultural failure and lack of training.  While these are probably the primary things that cause issues with Agile processes, they’re far from the only things that can (and do) go wrong. […]

Product Management

Agile Roadmapping is NOT a Contradiction!

Many companies struggle with the challenges of reconciling the need for strategic planning and the desire to execute in an “agile” or Agile fashion.  Generally speaking, this is because they’re stuck with the perspective that a “roadmap” must be a set of promises regarding what’s to be delivered, and not merely a strategy that will and must change over […]

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