Laura Albun
By:Laura Albun Posted On: Topic:Product Management

Cure your sticky-note allergy: 5 skills for effective workshops

Have you had the same requirements-gathering discussion multiple times but still don’t know what to do next? Does your team shudder when they see you break out sticky notes in a meeting? (Hint: If you answered yes to either of these questions, keep reading) Practice the five skills outlined in this post for effective workshop facilitation.

Bill Cronin
By:Bill Cronin Posted On: Topic:Product Management

Build the right product with results-driven development

When developing a product, it’s important to build things the right way—high-quality code that’s tightly aligned to requirements. But even perfectly built software is worthless if it has no value to the end user. That’s where results-driven development comes in. We explore how to build products the right way, while making sure we're building the right products.

John Ciecholewski
By:John Ciecholewski Posted On: Topic:Product Management

How to set up Dual-Track Scrum in Jira

The concept of Dual-Track Scrum was first evangelized by Marty Cagan back in 2012, and more recently elements of it have been incorporated into Google's Design Sprint. We recently wrote about how Dual-Track works from a design perspective, and want to demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. By leveraging Dual-Track Scrum, teams are more focused, reduce their rework and significantly improve their ability to plan while still retaining their agility. In this article, we'll review the benefits of Dual-Track Scrum and show how we implement it in practice using agile tools.

Elijah Chang
By:Elijah Chang Posted On: Topic:Product Management

4 steps to defining a minimum viable product

In a recent post, Aurimas talked about product thinking—building what your customers need, and a culture of innovation. In that post, he mentioned a recent workshop wherein one of the executives asked how we could avoid failure. Figuring out a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a great place to start. But how do you create a good MVP? And why?

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