TL;DR: Product Roadmap Failure: Stop Setting Them Up To Fail
When dealing with product roadmap failure, stop debating whether you are doing product roadmaps “right”, or whether roadmaps are evil. Look instead at the job you are hiring your roadmap to achieve. And then ask if the roadmap is the best tool for the job.
- 14 Common Product Roadmap Failures
- A Summary of Almost all Methodology Debates on Twitter
- Roadmap Needs and Being Awesome
New to Product Management? What is a product roadmap? For a standard definition see here.
TL; DR: Customer Care as a Litmus Test for Innovation and Agile Change
Customer care as an entity, its function, and status within a company, can act as a good litmus test for a company’s culture, its product management, and thus its potential for innovation and agile change.
If customer care is regarded solely as a cost center that needs to be outsourced, agile change is unlikely to happen in that organization.
TL;DR: Four Lessons Learned From Making Customer Value Your Priority
Building a valuable, usable and feasible product does not happen overnight. These are my four core learnings from focusing on customer value, looking back at the projects I have been pursuing over the years.
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Lean User Testing: Die Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für selbst organisierte Anwendertests
Wer sich der agilen Softwareentwicklung verschrieben hat, wer Werte für seine Kunden und das eigene Unternehmen schaffen sowie Fehlinvestitionen in vermeintliche Killerfeatures bzw. -produkte vermeiden will, kommt ohne Anwendertests nicht aus und trifft mit der Lektüre dieses Buchs die richtige Entscheidung.