Tag archive for "business model"


Data Analysis Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Data analysis might sound a bit nerdy, but it should be part of every product manager’s and product owner’s tool box. The idea is simple: Investigate the data gathered, learn form it, and use the new knowledge to create a successful product. In theory, that’s easy. But in practice, it can be challenging. The following tips help you get the most of your data analysis efforts.

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New Product Development with Lean Startup and Scrum

Discovering Lean Startup was inspiring for me: I felt I had found an approach that could complement Scrum nicely. Since then I have been combining the two approaches in my own new product development work as well as helping my clients to do so. This post shares my experiences and insights. It maps out a high-level process for creating new products within existing businesses focussing on product management practices and tools.

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Agile Product Planning: Vision, Strategy, and Tactics

Product planning is just as important in an agile context as it is in a traditional setting. Unfortunately, some product owners focus so much on the product details that the other planning aspects are neglected. But writing the right user stories and creating the right user interface design is difficult, if we haven’t thought about the product strategy; and choosing the right strategy is hard if we don’t have a vision of what we want to achieve. This post discusses a systematic agile product planning approach that balances the vision, the product strategy, and the product details.

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The Product Canvas

The Product Canvas is a simple, yet powerful agile tool that helps you create a product with a great user experience and the right features. It combines Agile and UX by complementing user stories with personas, storyboards, scenarios, design sketches and other UX artefacts. It’s designed to work with Scrum, Lean Startup, and Business Model Generation. The canvas supports Lean UX by combining user centred-design and agile techniques.

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Focus on the User, not the Product!

Getting lost in the product details and struggling to decide if a feature should be implemented is a common challenge for product owners. This post helps you focus on what really counts: creating value for the people using the product and the organisation developing it.

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