The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

An Agile Product Open meetup recap – By Lisa Sieverts – The BPMA sponsors many different groups that provide practical educational and workshop type events. These events empower our membership with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve their current work or further advance their careers in product management. Product management is one of those…

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Jeff Sutherland Deliver Value Sooner Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development. Investing in doing this well helps you deliver sooner, can double your productivity, and builds strong collaboration—the backbone of high performance teams. We find that Product Owners and development teams need advanced skills and training in backlog refinement.…

Value: The Lynchpin in Agile Product Management

Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener You’d think the topic of value would be straightforward when it comes to agile product management and ownership. After all, early and continuous delivery of value is the first principle in the Agile Manifesto. And yet, value is not easily defined, qualified, quantified, or agreed upon. With many smart, experienced folks…

Interview: Leading Agile Teams with More Strategic Requirements

Interviewed by Jim Gallant Products are product managers’ babies, so it’s hard to fault them when they can’t avert their gazes from their children’s features. But according to John Mansour, founder and managing partner at Proficientz, a firm that has developed and delivered product management (PM) training since 2001, this brand of single-minded devotion will…

Learning from Lean Canvas

Contributed by Jim Bodor At WGBH Digital, we have been using the tools of the entrepreneur to create better digital products for public media. Ash Maurya is an author, speaker and digital consultant who recently visited WGBH to talk about his latest book and a tool he’s created called the lean canvas. A lean canvas is…

Roadmaps: Starting the Conversation

Contributed by Lisa Underkoffler Product roadmaps are a critical tool for most companies, but the importance of a roadmap can remain a mystery to many people outside of product. There seems to be some magic associated with creating a successful roadmap. There is. It’s in all of the discussions you have to understand and set…