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Product Teams in Scrum

Scrum is a powerful framework that connects the person in charge of the product with the individuals designing and building it. But it offers limited advice on how to collaborate with the stakeholders and involve them in strategic product decisions. This issue can be addressed by forming a product team that extends the traditional Scrum team, as I explain in this article.

Four Product Success Factors

Our ultimate goal as product people is to achieve sustained product success: to ensure that our products do a great job for their users and customers and that they generate value for our businesses on a continued basis. While achieving product success cannot be reduced to a simple formula, there are four factors that have a profound impact on it, as I discuss in this article.

Four Product Success Factors

Our ultimate goal as product people is to achieve sustained product success: to ensure that our products do a great job for their users and customers and that they generate value for our businesses on a continued basis. While achieving product success cannot be reduced to a simple formula, there are four factors that have a profound impact on it, as I discuss in this podcast episode.

The Product Strategy Cycle

Despite its importance, product strategy is not always effectively practiced. One of the key issues I encounter in my work is that strategy and execution are not aligned but rather disjointed. To address this issue, I have developed an iterative process called the product strategy cycle. The cycle systematically connects strategy and execution so that the former guides the latter and insights gained from the tactical work help evolve the product strategy. In this article, I explain how you can use the cycle to join up product strategy, product roadmap, KPIs, product backlog, and development work, and I discuss the role stakeholders and development team members play in making effective strategic product decisions.

Eliminate Features to Differentiate your Product

It is tempting to add more and more features to make your product stand out and differentiate it from the competition. While this can be an appropriate strategy at times, it carries the risk of creating an overly complex product with a vague value proposition and a poor user experience. It can therefore be useful to explore which ones you can reduce or even eliminate. This post shows you how to do it.