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

By Greg Cohen

Enterprises are continuously suffering from complicated improvement tasks and are in look for a number of, straight forward, and simple to benefit the right way to support care for their difficulties. as a result, progressively more software program businesses are swiftly turning to Agile improvement to deal with quick altering markets, unknown or altering product requisites, without borderlines festival, and to unravel advanced difficulties. but little has been written to lead product managers during the transition in operating with Agile groups and the various advantages 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 extraordinary product luck. It covers the why and the way of agile improvement (including Scrum, XP, and Lean,) the function of product administration, unencumber 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 change to Agile improvement in addition to product proprietors and venture managers trying to find larger how one can manage and lead of their businesses.

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The team only takes direction or priorities from the Product Owner. People in the organization must respect this person's decisions, and if anyone wants priorities shifted, she has to go through the Product Owner. There are no end runs. Likewise, Product Ownership cannot be delegated to a group. The role must be occupied by an individual to prevent the team from receiving conflicting signals. In commercial software development, the Product Owner is typically a product manager. Other titles found in this role are business analyst and technical product manager.

From the product strategy, you will develop your roadmap. A good goal is to have a roadmap that sets out a two- to five-year vision for the product. The roadmap should be reasonably detailed over the first nine to fifteen months. With this in place, and with a clear direction, you can begin to plan a release and the iterations that will be part of that release. 2). The backlog should match the release schedule and be prioritized by business value. 1: Release planning starts with a solid understanding of the business strategy.

After each iteration, you will update the release burndown chart and adjust the release plan accordingly. Agile Excellence™ for Product Managers 41 42 Chapter 3: Release Management C h a p t e r 4 Release Planning Now that we have looked at some of the tools for managing a release, we will look at how to go about planning a release. 1). At most companies, this is provided by the executive team. You will then develop a product strategy that supports the corporate strategy and takes into account your market, your customer, the competitive landscape, and your technology.

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