Java Code Geeks » Roman Pichler http://www.javacodegeeks.com/ Java 2 Java Developers Resource Center Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Which UX Skills should Product Owners and Product Managers have?http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2015/01/which-ux-skills-should-product-owners-and-product-managers-have.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2015/01/which-ux-skills-should-product-owners-and-product-managers-have.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=36090 Summary Providing a great user experience is a must for many digital products, and user experience (UX) design has consequently become prominent in recent years. Does this mean that product owners and product managers should become UX experts? Who should design the UX and which UX skills should product owners and product managers have? Read […]

 

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The Product Owner’s Checklist for the First Sprinthttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/12/the-product-owners-checklist-for-the-first-sprint.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/12/the-product-owners-checklist-for-the-first-sprint.html#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:00:49 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=34701 Summary Scrum is a popular agile framework for developing a product with the right features and the right technologies. Unfortunately, it does not state the prerequisites for kicking off a Scrum project and for starting the first sprint. As a consequence, I find it not uncommon that product managers and product owners are unsure about […]

 

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What is Product Management?http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/11/what-is-product-management.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/11/what-is-product-management.html#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:27 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=33626 Summary Product management is a multi-faceted, complex discipline that can be difficult to grasp and hard to master. This post shares my take on what product management is and what it takes to work as an effective product manager and product owner. It presents a product management framework that helps you define specific product roles […]

 

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From Personas to User Storieshttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/08/from-personas-to-user-stories.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/08/from-personas-to-user-stories.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=29119 Summary User stories are a powerful technique to capture the product functionality from the perspective of a user or customer. But how do we discover the right stories? When should they be written and how detailed should they be? Read this post to find out my answers to these questions.           […]

 

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Strategy with the Vision Boardhttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/07/10-tips-for-creating-an-agile-product-strategy-with-the-vision-board.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/07/10-tips-for-creating-an-agile-product-strategy-with-the-vision-board.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:00:01 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=28008 Summary This post does what its title says: It shares my recommendations for creating an agile product strategy using the Vision Board. It addresses readers who want to find out more about using a product strategy in an agile, dynamic environment and readers who want to get better at using the Vision Board.     […]

 

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The Product Owner’s Guide to the Sprint Retrospectivehttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/06/the-product-owners-guide-to-the-sprint-retrospective.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/06/the-product-owners-guide-to-the-sprint-retrospective.html#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:23 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=26674 Summary The sprint retrospective is the key mechanism in Scrum to improve the way people work. Some product owners believe though that they should not attend the meeting, and if they do then only as guests and not as active participants. But the retrospective does not only benefit the development team and the ScrumMaster; it […]

 

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmaphttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/05/10-tips-for-creating-an-agile-product-roadmap.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/05/10-tips-for-creating-an-agile-product-roadmap.html#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 22:00:22 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=25557 Summary A product roadmap is a powerful tool to describe how a product is likely to grow, to align the stakeholders, and to acquire a budget for the product. But creating an effective roadmap is not easy particularly in an agile context where changes occur frequently and unexpectedly. This post helps you create an effective […]

 

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Beyond the Product Demo: Choosing the Right Validation Technique in Scrumhttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/04/beyond-the-product-demo-choosing-the-right-validation-technique-in-scrum.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/04/beyond-the-product-demo-choosing-the-right-validation-technique-in-scrum.html#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:00:31 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=24532 Summary Scrum employs the product demo as its default technique to understand if the right product with the right features is developed. While a product demo can be very effective, it can also be limiting. Like any research and validation technique, demoes have their strengths and weaknesses. This post provides an overview of alternative validation […]

 

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Every Great Product Owner Needs a Great ScrumMasterhttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/04/every-great-product-owner-needs-a-great-scrummaster.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/04/every-great-product-owner-needs-a-great-scrummaster.html#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 04:00:56 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=23532 Summary The product owner and the ScrumMaster are two separate agile roles that complement each other. To do a great job, product owners need a strong ScrumMaster at their side. Unfortunately, I find that there is often a lack of ScrumMasters who can support the product owner. Sometimes there is confusion between the roles, or […]

 

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A Template for Formulating Great Sprint Goalshttp://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/03/a-template-for-formulating-great-sprint-goals.html http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2014/03/a-template-for-formulating-great-sprint-goals.html#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.javacodegeeks.com/?p=22745 Summary Working with sprint goals is a powerful practice. But many product owners and teams don’t leverage sprint goals or don’t apply them correctly: Sprint goals often state the stories to be implemented rather than the reason for undertaking the iteration. That’s rather unfortunate: Effective sprint goals serve to test ideas, to deliver features, and […]

 

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