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10 Scaling Tips for Product People

Managing a growing product can be as rewarding as challenging: Involving more people and teams and scaling up is hardly ever easy. This article shares 10 practical tips to help you effectively scale as the person in charge of a product. 1 Involve the Right People A small group of qualified individuals who have the right skills and motivation can ...

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Product Roles, Part 2: The Product Value Team

In an ideal agile world, the team would work directly with a customer. When you have a small product that serves maybe three types of customer (new, expert, admin for example), and that customer is down the figurative hall, you might not need any product people. You can create short feedback loops with your customer. (See Part 1 for more ...

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Agile Milestone Criteria for Projects and Programs

You’ve got interdependencies across the organization for a given project or program to release a product. You can see demos. That’s not the problem. You need enough insight or prediction to start the marketing campaign or to create training videos or product documentation. You need some kind of milestone criteria so you know you can complete the entire product. Milestone criteria ...

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What I Learned While Moving From Waterfall To Agile Testing?

I still remember the day when our delivery manager announced that from the next phase, the project is going to be Agile. After attending some training and doing some online research, I realized that as a traditional tester, moving from Waterfall to agile testing team is one of the best learning experience to boost my career. Testing in Agile, there ...

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The 2019 Guide To Pursuing a Full Agile Software Lifecycle

Running a successful software development business can be extremely challenging. This industry is filled with competition, which is why your main focus should be keeping the software development process fast and efficient is a must. If you are able to provide clients with high-quality software in a faster timeframe than your competitor, you should have no problem growing your company ...

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Top 13 Skills Of A Proficient QA Manager In 2019

I believe that to work as a QA Manager is often considered underrated in terms of work pressure. To utilize numerous employees who have varied expertise from one subject to another, in an optimal way. It becomes a challenge to bring them all up to the pace with the Agile development model, along with a healthy, competitive environment, without affecting ...

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Tyranny of the backlog

The backlog is a great idea: all the things we think the team will build, or perhaps: things they might build, and it might contain other work, like evaluation or reviews. Yes, the backlog is a great idea, all the stuff the team might do, well perhaps not all, it is seldom complete, after all, as they say “stuff happens”. ...

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