Tag archive for "product lifecycle"

How Detailed should the Product Backlog be?

The product backlog is a great tool. But using it effectively can be difficult. One of the challenges is to get the level of detail right. An overly detailed backlog is unwieldy and hard to manage. But a product backlog that is too coarse-grained is also not helpful: It provides too little guidance for the development team. This post helps you strike the right balance between too much and too little detail. It shows you how determine the right amount of detail for your product backlog.

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Size Matters: Big vs. Small Product Owner

Product owners come in different shapes and sizes. That’s only natural: The application of the role varies depending on the product and the company. Being a product owner of a brand-new product in a startup differs from looking after a mature offering in a large enterprise. But there are two common types: big and small product owners. Which one are you? And is your product ownership level right?

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The Product Strategy Defined

Creating a successful product requires attention to the details, from getting the user interaction and the visual design right to providing the right functionality and using the right technologies. With so much focus on the nitty-gritty, it’s easy to no longer see the wood for the trees. This is where the product strategy comes in. It helps you manage your product proactively and it prevents you from getting lost in the details. This post discusses what an effective product strategy is and how it benefits you.

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Working with the GO Product Roadmap

The GO product roadmap is a new, goal-oriented product planning tool developed to fit into a Lean Startup, Business Model Generation and Scrum context. By focusing on goals, the roadmap shifts the conversation from debating features to establishing shared objectives. This post explains how you can use the GO product roadmap effectively. It discusses its relationship with the Vision Board and Business Model Canvas; it describes how the roadmap is created; it shows how it relates to the Product Canvas/backlog; and it explains how pivoting works with the roadmap.

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Choosing the Right Lean and Agile Innovation Practices

Innovation can be a tricky thing: Not only does it means different things to different people, but creating a brand-new product requires different practices compared to updating a mature one. This post helps you choose the right lean and agile practices to innovate successfully. It introduces three innovation stages and explains how product ownership, process, and project setup are influenced by the amount of uncertainty present.

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Working with an Agile Product Roadmap

This blog post discusses what an agile product roadmap is. It covers the information a agile roadmap should contain, the benefits it provides, when it makes sense to employ a roadmap, how the product roadmap and the product backlog relate, and who should own the product roadmap.

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