Age of Product's Food for Thought of December 11th, 2017—shared with 5,182 peers—offers a selection of “Agile”: from brainless agile — why is it practiced as a dumb process in most cases? —, to how to apply agile to other tasks that software creation.
We also dive deep into how you can improve the speed of product delivery, we check out the results of Mind the Product’s 2016 survey — remuneration for product managers is increasing, your’s too? —, and we get a sneak preview on UX trends of 2017.
Looking for a new PM job? Well, as we are closing in on 2017, a senior PM at Google shares tips how to ace your upcoming job interview.
Last but not least, Stanford’s ECorner provided a great video with Facebook’s vice president of product design on how to build the right features.
Enjoy a great Sunday!
Brainless Agile & Scrum
Medium): Agile Doesn’t Have a Brain(via
Jeff Gothelf notes that “agile”, as it’s currently being implemented in most companies, has become a “dumb” process. It doesn’t have a brain.
Medium): Agile for Everybody: Why, How, Prototype, Iterate(via
Matt LeMay applies “agile” practices to everyday reports and deliverables.
It's not the tool, it's you:
Adrian Kerry analyzes the reasons why teams probably loath product backlog refinements, and suggests practices on how to engage the team members instead.
Zalando Technology): An Introduction to the Producer Role at Zalando(via
Sascha Wittig describes the role of the ‘producer’ within Zalando’s radical agility concept: a hybrid of Scrum Master, project manager, and Agile Coach.
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Product & Lean
Good Speed: 6 ways to build product faster:
William Gill explains the difference between speed and velocity, and shares six rules to achieve ‘good speed’.
(via Mind The Product): Bigger and Better - Product Management Survey Results 2016
Mind the Product presents the results of its 2016 survey on product management, based on the feedback of 1,200 participants.
Modern Project Management for Product Managers:
Sachin Rekhi shares his take on the modern project management process for product managers: from the annual planning to sprints and daily stand-ups.
ProductPlan): How to Make Your Product Roadmaps More Collaborative(via
Andre Theus stresses the product roadmap’s mission-critical importance and details what roadmap collaboration with stakeholders is all about.
Medium): Acing Your Product Manager Interview(via
David E. Weekly, senior product manager at Google and veteran of 100+ product management interviews, shares his advice on how to stand out in job interviews.
uxdesign.cc): The State of UX in 2017and (via
Fabricio and caioab dare to predict UX Trends for 2017.
The Essential Read
Stanford ECorner): Julie Zhuo: How a Facebook Designer Thinks(via
Julie Zhuo, vice president of product design at Facebook, describes in this video how the development of new features starts with three questions: What people problem are we solving? How do we know it’s a real problem? And how will we know if we’ve solved it?