Backlog Management Basics

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If your organization has made the slightest effort to incorporate Agile practices in its software development, chances are you’ve heard of or had some exposure to a product backlog. This is the main tool used to communic

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

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The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. ” What can you do to avoid chaos and mismanagement in your product backlog? What is a Product Backlog? In the world of product management, the backlog is a set of tasks needed to complete the final product. Make the backlog manageable.


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3 Core responsibilities of a Product Owner


” The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. Product Backlog management includes: • ??Clearly Clearly expressing Product Backlog… The post 3 Core responsibilities of a Product Owner appeared first on Agilemania.

Is Proxy Product Owner a Role?


The existence of this roles is also a result of being in charge of making the decisions and controlling people working on the Product instead of managing the Product Lifecycle. The role of a product owner exists to maximize the value of the Product, keeping Product backlog Management simple.

Answer This Question: “What is Your Product?”

EBG Consulting

Failing to define the product leads to all sorts of issues, ultimately impacting team satisfaction and product outcomes: A plethora of Product Backlogs exist, often with the same customers and the same domain. Backlog management and prioritization become simpler to manage.

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. During the development phase, the product manager would be only loosely involved, typically attending a project steering meeting and possibly issuing change requests.

Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

A feature owner who manages a major capability with which end users interact like search and navigation on an online retailer’s website. A platform owner who manages a platform as a collection of shared software assets. A portfolio owner who manages a group of (related) products.

Five Product Owner Myths Busted

Roman Pichler

Instead, you should engage the stakeholders, leverage their expertise, and generate as much buy-in as possible , as I explain in more detail in my article “ Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People.” The strategic work is taken on by another role, the SAFe product manager.

Scrum exercise corrected

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The product backlog refinement is: [ ] the new name for grooming backlog. [ ] a scrum ceremony. [ ] a practice of refining the user stories and the estimating in poker planning. [ ] it is not official in scrum. Article : Backlog Grooming. Article : Sprint backlog.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Which management systems are required? This might involve creating or strengthening a product management organisation and hiring or developing product people who have the right skills to professionally manage digital products. The answer is simple in my mind: executive management. Product management should be in charge of the product portfolio and make the necessary product strategy decisions—within the context established by the business strategy.

What Is Your Product?

EBG Consulting

Even before I started I noticed that some attendees, many of whom were professional project managers, were not happy with the title. A product organization taking the long view operates as a single virtual product community despite having distinct product management and product development organizations. This results in numerous kinds of organizational maladies including: Products with multiple overlapping and conflicting backlogs. Backlog management.

Using the Product Canvas to Define Your Product: Getting Started

EBG Consulting

Whether you are faced with this challenge or want to take a step back to improve your product management practices, the first step is to define your product. Facilitates product discovery, backlog management, and release planning. As shown below, the Product Canvas feeds two important product management tools: the product roadmap and the product backlog: Source: EBG Consulting | The Product Canvas in Context. Thus, the product backlog is tactical.

Agile Transformation: Practice Change, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

Teams deliver features, Support delivers fixes/workarounds, and managers deliver decisions.). When I work with managers on their agile transformations, I ask them what they can personally change to get some feedback and rethink that process or product. One manager said he could change how he drove his route to work. A week later, on our coaching call, he had not managed to change his drive yet. Agile culture is about the ability to change.

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8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items. Development teams should manage their own work (using a sprint backlog or Kanban board).

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

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You can read about it here: Are You Agile Enough for Agile Management? If you just need a single template to organize your thinking, the Product Management Lifecycle Toolkit should suit your needs. If you’re new to working on marketing strategy, then I’d recommend you use the more comprehensive Product Management Office Professional template set which provides additional tools to help you develop each piece of your marketing strategy. Agile Product Management