Agile Excellence for Product Managers: A Guide to Creating by Greg Cohen

By Greg Cohen

Corporations are always being affected by advanced improvement tasks and are in look for a couple of, elementary, and straightforward to benefit tips on how to support take care of their difficulties. accordingly, progressively more software program businesses are quickly turning to Agile improvement to deal with quick altering markets, unknown or altering product necessities, without borders festival, and to resolve complicated difficulties. but little has been written to steer product managers during the transition in operating with Agile groups and the varied merits that it provides.
'Agile Excellence for Product Managers' is a simple talking consultant on find out how to paintings with Agile improvement groups to accomplish extra special product luck. It covers the why and the way of agile improvement (including Scrum, XP, and Lean,) the function of product administration, liberate making plans, unlock administration, street mapping, growing and prioritizing a product backlog, documentation, product launches, organizational implications and extra. it's a needs to learn for product managers making the swap to Agile improvement in addition to product proprietors and venture managers searching for greater how you can arrange and lead of their businesses.

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As a product manager, you may want to attend the daily standup. The task board will let you know when requirements are ready for your review and acceptance testing. You will want to monitor the iteration burndown chart, because if the team is not tracking to plan, you will need to work with the team to cut scope and potentially adjust the Sprint Goal. If the team is ahead of plan, you might be able to add another story. After each iteration, you will update the release burndown chart and adjust the release plan accordingly.

Further, there is no escaping the QA team, whom you can always count on to identify some good issues that need solving. The list goes on. 5 4. Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle, Agile Software Development with Scrum (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002), 24–25 and 106–108. 5. Steve Tennant, "Create Better Products with a Structured Process for Collaboration," (presented at the second annual Silicon Valley P-Camp for Product Managers, Sunnyvale, California, March 14, 2009). 6: Software development follows an empirical process that is similar to new product development.

Observations, comments, and limited discussion are strongly encouraged, while heavy problem solving, if necessary, should be deferred to another meeting. In earlier versions of Scrum, especially for in-house development projects, the Product Owner, being a user or customer, was an attendee in this meeting rather than a presenter or facilitator. For commercial software, or in the case of projects where the Product Owner is a product manager, the Product Owner needs to be more deeply involved in the iteration and should know what was built prior to the review meeting.

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