Covid-19: An Agile Case Study

By |2020-04-22T05:22:28-04:00April 21st, 2020|News|

The changes and emotions Covid-19 has brought on society parallel, to a lesser extent, the changes and emotions caused by an Agile transformation, and remind us it’s okay to be disoriented along the way.

Roadmapping That Works

By |2020-03-25T14:36:31-04:00May 1st, 2014|Frameworks, Product|

Thanks to everyone who attended last week's webinar. I appreciated all the great questions. The slides are now available as well as Excel templates below. Basic Template - Excel Expanded Template - Excel Advanced Template - Excel I will also post the questions and answers from the webinar. I plan ...
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Customer Interviews: Getting Ready

By |2020-03-25T14:37:16-04:00July 5th, 2013|Process|

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.—Winston Churchill, British prime minister Every marketing person will tell you that customer interviews provide deep insights on the product, its promotion, your sales team effectiveness, and your company strategy. What they often fail to do is ...
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How to Estimate Items on Your Roadmap

By |2020-03-25T14:37:59-04:00January 23rd, 2013|Product|

Estimating is perhaps the biggest issue facing product managers regarding roadmaps. Here are some tips to do better sizing estimates. Did you ever have this conversation growing up? You: “When’s dinner gonna be ready?” Mom: “Seven-ish.” You: “Uh, can you be more specific?” Mom: “It’ll be ready when it’s ready!” ...
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Portfolio Roadmap Example

By |2020-03-25T14:37:59-04:00January 4th, 2013|Product|

Executives, sales people, and marketing leaders are often frustrated with the short-term focus in product management, particularly those using agile development methods. Leaders have no idea what is planned—if anything—beyond the next two-week sprint. And that’s why they ask for a roadmap. A portfolio roadmap has become the preferred way ...
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