Product Management

Why Scrum? A Product Owner's Guide to Agile Success

Scrum isn’t just another industry buzzword. It’s a practical, hands-on framework that’s designed to make your role as a product owner more manageable and more effective.

In this guide, we’ll unpack what Scrum is, delve into its origins, and show you how it can revolutionize your approach to product development.

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Kanban: Agile, Scrum, or Both? Unraveling the Mystery

Agile, Scrum, Kanban – how do they fit together, and which one is right for you?

Kanban offers a flexible, efficient, and visual way to manage your workflow. It’s about starting where you are, making incremental improvements, and respecting the roles and processes that are already in place.

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Navigating Uncertainty in Software Project Estimation with Monte Carlo Analysis

Software project estimation. Just hearing those words can make your heart rate spike.

Enter Monte Carlo analysis. No, it’s not a fancy casino game, but it might just be your new best friend in the world of software project estimation.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into the nitty-gritty of Monte Carlo analysis.

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User Story Mapping: A Practical Guide for Product Teams

Overwhelmed by user stories?

Picture this: a clear, visual guide of your user’s journey. Organized in a way that helps prioritize tasks and aligns your entire team. That’s what user story mapping brings to the table. So, let’s cut to the chase. We’re about to unpack user story mapping, a concept that transforms your product planning process.

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Mastering Sprints: Your Guide to Building Products Without Destroying Your Team

You’re a product owner. Agile, Scrum, sprints – these aren’t new terms to you. But fully grasping how sprints can help you build the right product? That’s the key.

That’s where this guide comes in. We’ll delve into sprints, their role in Agile and Scrum, and why they’re a game-changer for you. We’ll also walk through a real-world sprint, so you can see it in action.

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Product Operations: A Comprehensive Guide

If you’ve landed here, chances are you’re curious about what Product Operations, or Product Ops, is all about.

So, if you’re ready to dive deeper into the world of Product Ops, keep reading. We’re going to explore the roles within this function, its relationship with product strategy, and much more.

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Winning with Product Metrics

Metrics matter. Would any self-respecting product team disagree?

Maybe you’ve installed tracking in your product. The data is there, but what does it mean? It’s like staring at the Matrix. You’re drowning in data, but starving for insight.

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Agile User Stories Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide with Cardboard

Want to get better at writing Agile user stories? That’s a smart move. Maybe you’re a Scrum Master, Agile coach, or a member of a product team. In this guide, we’ll cover the basics: what are Agile user stories, how do you write them, and how to use them effectively. Then we’ll show you how they fit into the bigger picture – the value stream.

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The Product Backlog: A Rock Concert of User Stories

In the realm of product development, the backlog is often perceived as a monotonous list of tasks. It’s seen as a necessary evil, a relentless setlist filled with features, bugs, and technical debt.

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When Will It Be Done? Unpacking Estimation Strategies for Product Managers

Estimation. It’s the eight-letter word that haunts every product manager’s dreams. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Staring down the barrel of a new feature, trying to predict how long it will take to go from concept to code.

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From Roadmap to Backlog: Unleashing the Power of User Story Mapping

You’re a product leader. You’ve got a roadmap that’s as beautiful as a Monet painting. It’s strategic, it’s visionary, it’s… utterly useless when it comes to the day-to-day grind. Your development team is staring at it like it’s an alien artifact. They need a backlog, a to-do list, not a piece of abstract art.

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CardBoard has an uptime of 99.99902% in 2020

Like most of you, I returned to work this Monday morning (Jan 4th) only to find out that Slack was down.

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