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Effective product teams not only understand which set of features must be present to justify a release, they have taken the time to carefully enumerate the ranking of each. A product backlog is a prioritized list of all the features and functionality needed to complete a project. A good product backlog is at the heart of any well-functioning agile team. A good product backlog does not automatically ensure good software. However, the lack of a good product backlog often results in incomplete software that does not meet the requirements of customers and stakeholders. The most effective product teams can demonstrate how their prioritization supports larger business priorities (and when the business priorities aren’t clear, these teams clarify them!). Amy is speakering at ProductCampSF http://pcampsf.com Learn about managing products to success at Product Bootcamp San Francisco Oct 10-12! http://bit.ly/14ZagOP Oct 10: Workshop Day: competitive space & Lean startup way. http://bit.ly/14SMcaC Oct 11 Startup Product Summit SF2 lightning talks w/experts & practitioners.http://bit.ly/1bvsOFm Oct 12 ProductCamp San Francisco! true community unconference http://pcampsf.com http://startupproduct.com
Holistic Project Management Consulting (www.HolisticPMC.com) is proud to bring another awesome project management discussion session to our project management community.
Join us live on-line and enjoy the great information shared. The linke will also be a recorded link moments after the session ends. Enjoy!
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Karen Favazza Spencer is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Master with 20 years business experience working in a variety of venues from small business to large software companies.
With a background in education and psychology, and certification as an Innovation Games® facilitator, Karen’s overall goal is to improve the collaborative decision making skills of teams so that both productivity and job satisfaction soar.
For more about Karen or to order copies of her book “A to XP: The Agile ABC Book,” visit AgileKindergarten.com.
The best Agile practitioners and thought leaders state that products developed using Agile methods should be linked to the organizational strategies and objectives. In practice however Agile does not provide any guidance for product managers or business owners on how to make this link work. We call this the Agile Business Gap that exists between the objectives set out in a Business Case and the effective formulation of prioritized user stories that feed in to an agile development process.
"I'm looking forward to discussing how we have applied components of our Product Development Framework to the Agile Business Gap, in a way that embraces the core philosophies of the Agile approach," states Nick.
Nick Coster, is a co-founder of brainmates and passionate about the benefits of putting the customer before the technology and building products and services that delight the buyer and the user. Nick has been developing and managing products for over 13 years. In the process of this journey he has developed a deep understanding of the way the different technologies fit together and is always amazed at the new and exciting ways that people use them. Resources: http://bit.ly/YXRSko
Nicholas Muldoon, Agile Evangelist At Atlassian, Discusses Product Management For Agile Software Development Teams Live From Agile 2012 In Dallas, Texas @NJM
Nick says, "Looking forward to learning of the challenges the global product management community faces in regards to adopting Agile and responding to customers. Going to be great to be answering these questions from Agile 2012, the largest Agile conference in the world!"
Host @CindyFSolomon joined by co-host Adrienne Tan @brainmates
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Brainmates Brainrants #5 These sessions are short interviews about a practical Product Management topic that the Brainmates team wants to share.
Please let us know if you have any Product Management topics that you want to hear about and we will be happy to share our views, Insights and opinions.
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There is more to Product Management than just building and launching new functionality to the market. At some point the product will need to contrbute to the business too. In this weeks Brainrant Natalie Yan-Chatonsky speaks with Roy McBurney to discuss the Business Management of Products.
Can you explain what is meant by the business management of products? What might some of the activities be when we undertake the business management of product? Why is business management of the product important? Is it the job of the Product Manager to do this? If we’re not doing it now, how can we start? To keep up with brainmates follow us on:
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My next guest is Peter Quinn, who joined Time Inc. as the chief speechwriter in 1985 & retired as corporate editorial director for Time Warner in 2007. He received a BA from Manhattan College (1969), an MA in history from Fordham Univ (1974) and was ABD.. He was awarded a Ph.D., honoris causa by Manhattan College (2002). In 1979, he was Governor Carey's chief speechwriter, continuing under Governor Mario Cuomo; he helped craft the Governor’s 1984 Democratic Convention speech & his address at Notre Dame University. His 1994 novel Banished Children of Eve won a 1995 American Book Award. Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America was published in 2007. Colum McCann summed up Quinn's historical detective novels -- Hour of the Cat (2005), The Man Who Never Returned (2010), and Dry Bones (2013) -- as "generous and agile and profound." He co-wrote the 1987 television doc "McSorley’s New York," (NY Emmy for “Outstanding Historical Programming”). He was a commentator in PBS documentaries “The Irish in America;” “New York: A Documentary Film;” “The Life and Times of Stephen Foster,” s the Academy Award-nominated film, “The Passion of Sister Rose.” He was an advisor on Martin Scorcese’s “Gangs of New York.” He helped conceive/script the 6-part doc “The Road to the White House,” which aired on TG4 in Ireland (2009). Quinn was editor of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society (1986 to 1993). He has articles/reviews in The NY Times, Commonweal, America, American Heritage, Catholic Historical Review, Philadelphia Enquirer, L.A. Times, Eiré-Ireland. He is on the advisory boards of the American Irish Historical Society, NYU's Gluckman Ireland House, and the Tenement Museum. He is a co-founder of Irish American Writers & Artists.http://www.newyorkpaddy.com
As the end of the year approaches it is easy to let the planning process get a bit “relaxed”, yet it is critical to keep the product team focused to ensure a good start for the new year.
In this week’s Brainrant, Nick Coster and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky share their thoughts on Lean Product Planning to keep the short term focus that delivers on long term goals.
What is a Lean Product Plan? What is the difference between a Lean Product Plan and any other type of product plan? What types of businesses should create a Lean Product Plan? Why are the benefits of having a Lean plan?
For nearly a decade, the SEC conference reigns dominance as the face of college football. Today's show format will feature 4 of those teams (in which all are nationally ranked) including an undefeated 14Mizzouri Tigers ballclub that welcomes powerhouse 22Florida to Columbia. Just years ago, we saw another Tigers program convey a national title as the 24War Eagles of Auburn this time minus their All-American & Heisman trophy winning QB Cam Newton will travel to the 'Home of the 12th Man' vs. the current Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel & 7Texas A&M. Furthermore, 13Stanford looks to redeem themselves coming off a heartbreaking defeat to Utah when they host top-10 foe 9UCLA. Lastly, college gameday expectedly gets its most intense pregame ever when a battle of arguably 2 of the sport's most mobile and agile QB's meet in South Carolina as 2 undefeateds 5Florida State travel to 3Clemson. See who we predict as winners & a complete breakdown of each game tonight ONLY on the MINOR sTATEment!!!
Brainrants from Brainmates Inaugural Show with Adrienne Tan, Nick Coster and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky "New and Old Product Management", language was raised at the 2013 Product Management Festival in Zurich. 1. Is there such a thing as Old and New Product Management? 2. Why is this language emerging? 3. What does it mean for the Product profession? 4. What benefits does it drive? 5. What are the issues when we use this language? http://www.brainmates.com @brainmates music "Hurricane" intro courtesy of @BlameSally