A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish, and continuously update. In fact, this one document can steer an entire organization when it comes delivering on company strategy. This practical guide teaches you how create an effective product roadmap, and demonstrates how to use the roadmap to align stakeholders and prioritize ideas and requests. With it, you’ll learn to communicate how your products will make your customers and organization successful. Whether you're a product manager, product owner, business analyst, program manager, project manager, scrum master, lead developer, designer, development manager, entrepreneur, business owner, this book will show you how to: Articulate an inspiring vision and goals for their product Prioritize ruthlessly and scientifically Protect against pursuing seemingly good ideas without evaluation and prioritization Ensure alignment with stakeholders Inspire loyalty and over�delivery from their team Get your sales team working with you instead of against you Bring a user� and buyer�centric approach to planning and decision-making Anticipate opportunities and stay ahead of the game Publish a comprehensive roadmap without over�committing
A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish, and continuously update. In fact, this one document can steer an entire organization when it comes to delivering on company strategy. This practical guide teaches you how to create an effective product roadmap, and demonstrates how to use the roadmap to align stakeholders and prioritize ideas and requests. With it, you’ll learn to communicate how your products will make your customers and organization successful. Whether you're a product manager, product owner, business analyst, program manager, project manager, scrum master, lead developer, designer, development manager, entrepreneur, or business owner, this book will show you how to: Articulate an inspiring vision and goals for your product Prioritize ruthlessly and scientifically Protect against pursuing seemingly good ideas without evaluation and prioritization Ensure alignment with stakeholders Inspire loyalty and over-delivery from your team Get your sales team working with you instead of against you Bring a user and buyer-centric approach to planning and decision-making Anticipate opportunities and stay ahead of the game Publish a comprehensive roadmap without overcommitting
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 A good roadmap is not so much a project plan as a strategic communication tool. It should state the company’s direction and intent, and be flexible enough for teams to adapt to the lean and agile methods they have adopted. #2 The term customer refers to the recipient of the value your product provides. It can refer to the buyer and the user of your product, but it is often used to describe the consumer of your product. #3 The mismatch between traditional roadmaps and the reality of most product development efforts has gotten bad enough that many product teams have abandoned the practice altogether or restricted access to the roadmap to a few trusted team members. #4 The traditional roadmap is so focused on deliverables that it often leaves out the critical context of why the organization is focused on these specific things in the first place.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2022, which took place in Jyväskylä, Finland in November 2022. The 24 full technical papers, 9 short papers, and 6 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 75 submissions. The book also contains and 8 doctoral symposium papers and 7 tutorial and workshop papers. The contributions were organized in topical sections as follows: Keynote; Cloud and AI; Empirical Studies; Process Management; Refactoring and Technical Dept; Software Business and Digital Innovation; Testing and Bug Prediction; Posters; Tutorials; Workshop on Engineering Processes and Practices for Quantum Software (PPQS’22); 1st Workshop on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CISE 2022); Doctoral Symposium.
Learn to scale your startup with a roadmap to the all-important part of the business lifecycle between launch and IPO In The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy: 99 Practices to Scale Startups into Unicorn Companies, a team of accomplished investors, entrepreneurs, and marketers deliver a practical collection of concrete strategies for scaling a small startup into a lean and formidable tech competitor. By focusing on the four key building blocks of a successful company – alignment, team, functional excellence, and capital—this book distills the wisdom found in countless books, podcasts, and the authors’ own extensive experience into a compact and accessible blueprint for success and growth. In the book, you’ll find: Organizational charts, sample objectives and key results (OKRs), as well as guidance for divisions including technology and product management, marketing, sales, people, and service operations Tools and benchmarks for strategically aligning your company’s divisions with one another, and with your organization’s “North Star” Templates and tips to attract and retain a triple-A team with the right scale-up mindset Checklists to help you attract growth capital and negotiate term sheets Perfect for companies with two, ten, or one hundred employees, The Builder’s Guide to the Tech Galaxy belongs on the bookshelves of founders, managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders exploring innovative and proven ways to scale their enterprise to new heights.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2019, held in Barcelona, Spain, in November 2019. The 24 revised full papers 4 industry papers, and 11 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 104 submissions. The papers cover a broad range of topics related to professional software development and process improvement driven by product and service quality needs. They are organized in topical sections on testing, software development, technical debt, estimations, continuous delivery, agile, project management, microservices, and continuous experimentation. This book also includes papers from the co-located events: 10 project papers, 8 workshop papers, and 4 tutorial summaries.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Lean and Agile Software Development, LASD 2021, which was held online on January 23, 2021. The conference received a total of 32 submissions, of which 10 full and 2 short papers are included in this volume. In addition, one keynote paper is also included. To live the agile mindset, the LASD conference focuses on highly relevant research outcomes and fosters their way into practice. Topics discussed in this volume range from teams under COVID-19 through women in Agile, to product road-mapping and non-functional requirements.
Product management has become a critical function for modern organizations, from small startups to corporate enterprises. And yet, the day-to-day work of product management remains largely misunderstood. In theory, product managers are high-flying visionaries who build products that people love. In practice, they're hard-working facilitators who bring clarity and focus to their teams. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition, Matt LeMay provides real-world guidance for current and aspiring product managers. Updated for the era of remote and hybrid work, this book provides actionable answers to product management's most persistent and confounding questions, starting with: What exactly am I supposed to do all day? With this book, you'll learn: What the day-to-day work of product management entails--and how to excel at it Why no job title or description will resolve the ambiguity of your role How to bridge the false dichotomy between "strategy" and "execution" Why the temptation to focus on decks and documentation can be bad for your team (and for you) How to prioritize your time and pick your battles
This open access book constitutes the 6 research workshops, the Agile Education and Training Track, the Doctoral Symposium, as well as a panel presented at XP 2020, the 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development, which was held during June 8-12, 2020. The conference was planned to take place at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the conference was held online. In 2020, the following six workshops took place: Third International Workshop on Software-Intensive Business Eighth International Workshop on Large-Scale Agile Development Second European Symposium on Serverless Computing and Applications Second International Workshop on Agile Transformation First International Workshop on Agility with Microservices Programming Third International Workshop on Autonomous Agile Teams XP is the premier agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a unique forum where agile researchers, practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends. XP conferences provide an informal environment to learn and trigger discussions and welcome both people new to agile and seasoned agile practitioners. The 31 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from overall 79 submissions. In addition to the 26 workshop papers, this volume also includes 2 papers from the Agile Education and Training Track and 3 papers from the Doctoral Symposium. Furthermore, the book contains a summary of a panel discussion with the topic “Covid-19’s Influence on the Future of Agile”.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2019, held in Jyväskylä, Finland, in November 2019. On the occasion of its tenth anniversary the conference theme this year was “The First Decade and Beyond” and focused on the development during the past decade, addressing the future of software-intensive business as well as studies on new and emerging ideas. The 18 full papers and 10 short papers presented together with 3 invited talks, 6 emerging research papers and a tutorial were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: software ecosystems; management of software products; continual improvement and product development; impacts of digitalization; software business education; software startups and digital business.
This fourth edition of the book provides readers with a detailed explanation of PLM, enabling them to gain a full understanding and the know-how to implement PLM within their own business environment. This new and expanded edition has been fully updated to reflect the numerous technological and management advances made in PLM since the release of the third edition in 2014, including chapters on both the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. The book describes the environment in which products are ideated, developed, manufactured, supported and retired before addressing the main components of PLM and PLM Initiatives. These include product-related business processes, product data, product data management (PDM) systems, other PLM applications, best practices, company objectives and organisation. Key activities in PLM Initiatives include Organisational Change Management (OCM) and Project Management. Lastly, it addresses the PLM Initiative, showing the typical steps and activities of a PLM project or initiative. Enhancing readers’ understanding of PLM, the book enables them to develop the skills needed to implement PLM successfully and achieve world-class product performance across the lifecycle.
Digital product research doesn't have to be difficult, take a long time, or cost a lot of money. Nor should it be a job solely for scientists or expert researchers. In this practical book, C. Todd Lombardo and Aras Bilgen demonstrate how your entire team can conduct effective product research within a couple of weeks--easily, cheaply, and without compromising quality. Drawing from decades of experience in product development, the authors lay out nine simple rules that combine user research, market research, and product analytics to quickly discover insights and build products customers truly need. Recognize and avoid common research pitfalls Switch to the insight-making mindset that underlies all successful research efforts Find out how to look at data, formulate the right questions, and pick the right research method Learn interview techniques and research skills Analyze for insights collaboratively while avoiding bias Inspire action with your insights through powerful presentations and prototypes Learn how to involve a wide variety of stakeholders in research, from developers to executives Discover how you can make research a habit, not a one-off effort