Agile in the Real World

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Addi Regev, lead a conversation around “Agile in the Real World”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream…. About The Product Mentor.

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Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile

YoungUpstarts

If you keep up with the news on project management and business strategy, you’ve probably come across the buzzword “agile” more than a few times. But what does it mean to be agile and do agile as a business unit? But can agile really be used for anything, in any industry?

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

Instead, what they had was a contract that promised Agile Software Development with Rapid Iterations and an incredibly vague list of features. In all four cases, I would claim that what's at fault is a common misunderstanding in Agile Software Development.

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?

YoungUpstarts

If companies are to thrive in a data-driven economy, they can’t afford to be handcuffed to ‘old’ technologies; they need the flexibility and agility to move at a moment’s notice to the latest market innovations. How can your company meet the agility imperative? Agile Data Fabric.

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Focus is important but so is agile thinking

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs must learn to balance two skills and know when to use them; a) Focus and, b) Agile Thinking. The ability to be more agile in one’s thinking comes from practice. When the situation dictates, agile thinking should take the lead over focus.

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Start making better product decisions: A framework to go with your Agile Process

The Product Guy

Lastly, to make the most out of this framework, it’s best if your organization has already implemented some variation of the Agile Methodology. Guest Post by: Alex Hsu (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Addi Regev]. Why do I need a framework?

Introducing Agile to Product Teams

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”.

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Selecting An Agile Coach

SVPG

Starting around 2004 and 2005 I began seeing an increasing number of teams moving to Agile, and of course the first thing they needed was training and often some coaching. I thought - incorrectly it turns out - that this would be a temporary issue, while the Agile community gained experience, especially with commercial product companies. So it''s no wonder that so many Agile trainers are bewildered by commercial product companies.

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The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. Tells you how to design new ventures with it. Product/Market fit now has its own book.

A Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers

The Product Guy

A product manager just stopped by the desk of the designer on a lazy Thursday afternoon. The designer showed him something, and they started discussing a new feature’s design loudly. The designer just took a deep breath and hid his face behind his hands.

Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

Design Staff. How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. But there is a reason why teams need both design and engineering.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Wendell, lead a conversation around “UX Design Tactics”. He is passionate about Lean and Agile Product management, innovative business models and business and product strategies.

Twitter Link Roundup #245 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Bring Agile to the Whole Organization – crowdspring.co/1A49uxC. 6 Visual Design Principles. Design.

Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! 6 problems with motion design education bit.ly/1GFKNZI.

Lessons From Training 1400+ People in Web API Design

Launch Any

We hope that by sharing these lessons, we will help your teams to become more educated and productive around the understanding and design of APIs. Product managers miss opportunities to build better business value and increase organization agility using web APIs.

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Nine Questions CEO’s Should Ask About Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Not Design Thinking?” After a bit of gab about projects, Design Thinking, and other industry buzzwords, I promised to get back to him with a more thoughtful answer — and then I changed the topic! His design alone is a huge element of their success.

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. He is passionate about Lean and Agile Product management, innovative business models and business and product strategies.

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Since there was very little documentation my time was split between the design engineers who built the system and the test and deployment team getting the system ready to go overseas. Reply 7thpixel , on June 29, 2009 at 10:23 am Said: My first start up in 1999 I was employee #10 or so and signed up for a Graphic Designer position. Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank (tags: startup) [.] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA.

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Twitter Link Roundup #269 – Impeccable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! How To Avoid Agility. Portfolio Design Tips and Examples – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1KQ07Em.

Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design

www.readwriteweb.com

Bye, Bye Waterfall: 5 Steps to Implement Responsive Web Design. Congratulations, you’ve finally convinced the powers that be that your next Web-design project needs to be responsive. Responsive approach: So why implement responsive design over the waterfall process? Design.

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. He is passionate about Lean and Agile Product management, innovative business models and business and product strategies.

Why You Should Shift To An Agile Marketing Framework

Inc Startups

Today''s savvy marketers are moving away from a fixed or linear approach to executing marketing strategy and embracing an agile philosophy and framework. Regardless of size, businesses must embrace agile marketing strategies to best serve the needs of their current and future customers.

Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World

The Startup Magazine

The team at Everypixel asked designers, editors and experienced stock photographers to help them generate a training dataset as an example. When designers and editors scroll through Everypixel no time is wasted with trashy images. PSL: Agile Software Development for Efficient Business.

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Twitter Link Roundup #267 – Flawless Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! A Designer’s Introduction to “Agile” Methodology – Tuts+ Web Design Article bit.ly/1JT4QEb.

Design Principles, Startup Style

Google Ventures

Designing for a startup is unlike any other kind of design. Teams are small, and everyone participates in design decisions. Limited resources mean that startups usually don’t have a dedicated designer when they need help. And the pace of change within most startups requires speed, fluidity, and the understanding of how good design supports your business. Done right, good design can have a major impact on growth, engagement, and revenue. Design

Introducing Agile to Product Teams

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”.

Twitter Link Roundup #130 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! How to Increase Trust for a Landing Page Design – [link]. Better Agile Than Smart – [link].

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Power tools and techniques for identifying new markets (Design Thinking). The Innovation Imperative… growing innovation culture and capacity. If you want an organization to survive, you must innovate. But innovation is more than survival, it’s the heart beat of an organization.

Designing Your Products to Solve for "Jobs to Be Done"

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Amanda Ralph, lead a conversation around “Designing Your Products to Solve for Jobs to Be Done” (JTBD). Dominic was also a key player in helping ADP transition from a waterfall SDLC to agile in less than 2 years time.

Agile Development Methods, and How to Apply Them

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The Agile software development methodology is the one that a.Net development company can follow to speed up its project development processes and make them more effective. Some of the various Agile methods are reviewed below. The method comprises of five phases, namely feasibility study, model iteration, build and design, testing and implementation. Build and design is the phase where the theory is put into practice by developing the software design and coding.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, and older frameworks like CPS (aka Osborn-Parnes) are all attempts to find the system, the process steps, that will assist in repeating innovation. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations .

How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors)

Google Ventures

As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. Designers, you can create these kinds of relationships with engineers too — you just need to cut through the personal biases of both designers and engineers to create space for effective partnerships. I’ve seen design behaviors from many perspectives and worked with many types of designers (from the very technical to conceptual to visual and otherwise).

Book Short: Scrum ptious

OnlyOnce

This reading was in anticipation of an Agile Facilitation training my executive team and I are going through next week, as part of Return Path’s Agile Everywhere initiative. Book Short: Scrum ptious .

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Twitter Link Roundup #125 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Agile is a Sham- [link]. 25+ Fresh & Beautiful Print Postcard Design Inspirations – [link].

The Specification is Dead; Long Live the Specification

Instigator Blog

Seems like eons ago… Then we were introduced to agile development, which encouraged us to throw away big specifications and go with user stories, or to eliminate documentation entirely and just start coding, building things iteratively. We’ve now found a middle ground (which is constantly shifting and evolving based on practice and results vs. whim) with things like the Lean Canvas, which provides us with a focused and simplified means of designing a business.

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Case Study: UX, Design, and Food on the Table

Startup Lessons Learned

(One of the common questions I hear is how to reconcile design and user experience (UX) methods with the Lean Startup. To answer, I asked one of my favorite designers to write a case study illustrating the way they work, taking us step-by-step through a real life redesign.

High Performance Teams: Neuroscience and Agile | BoS Europe 2015 | Jenni Jepsen, goAgile

Business of Software Blog

Jenni explains how we can make it easier to harvest all the benefits of Agile working by understanding why neuroscience, how people’s individual brains work, is key to creating and motivating a high performing team. I’m not going to go into what is Agile. Why does Agile work?

Twitter Link Roundup #225 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Story about one crowdSPRING customer’s logo design experience on crowdSPRING – | Lovin it! Useful Mockups Templates For Presenting Print Designs – crowdspring.co/1jB1A7q. 80+ Free Niche Specific Icon Sets for Designers | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1lDs04c.

How To Design a Great API Training Program

Launch Any

Some focus on the technical details, while others explore the various aspects of great API design. Product managers miss opportunities to build better business value and increase organization agility using web APIs. Teach API Modeling Along With API Design.

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Twitter Link Roundup #82 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Mobile Web Design: 10 Tips To Better Usability – [link]. 16 Magazine Covers and Layouts Design Examples – [link].