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Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset

Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop.  But what exactly is a lean mindset? At its simplest, Lean is a way to analyze our process and actions in pursuit of delivering value to the market faster.   For product management, the goal is to achieve product-market fit in less time with fewer resources. It is a target upon which we will forever work…[continue reading]

What is Lean Product Management

What is Lean Product Management

Greg Cohen is the author or Agile Excellence for Product Managers, and a Lean Product Management expert, as well as a consultant/trainer for 280 Group. In this video he answers one seemingly simple question: What is Lean Product Management? The answer of course is not as simple as the question, Lean Product Management is a complex topic but Greg breaks it down in an easy to understand way. Lean Product Management can basically be defined as a mindset that Product…[continue reading]

MVP needs to be a product

Why an MVP Needs to Be a Product and Not Just a Test

Language is dynamic, and terms in product management are subject to the same forces. Meanings evolve, and this can lead to ambiguity. The MVP or minimum viable product is one such term. It has been popularized by Lean Startup for nearly a decade. Although Eric Ries, the founder of Lean Startup, did not invent the term MVP, I credit him for its adoption into the standard lexicon of product teams. Interestingly, during the early days of Lean Startup, the whole…[continue reading]

Agile Iron Triangle

The Myth of the Iron Triangle

I am always amazed at how often accepted truths turn out to be false. I am further astounded at how liberating it is to throw off the constraints imposed by those beliefs. The first myth that Kent Beck, the father of Extreme Programming, shattered for me is that change does not have to be expensive. The cost of change can remain relatively flat throughout all phases of the development lifecycle by re-organizing and re-thinking how software is developed. The second…[continue reading]

Beyond Lean Startup Using The Optimal Product Process To Scale

Beyond Lean Startup: Using the Optimal Product Process™ to Scale

Much has been written about using Lean methods to bring products to market. It has proven to be a very effective technique for getting ideas off of the ground. Whether it is using Lean Startup techniques to get a company or concept going or a Lean approach to developing innovative new products internally at a company, Lean has it merits. There are a variety of reasons for this. It’s been shown to work well with small teams that are able…[continue reading]

42 Rules of Product Management by Brian Lawley and Greg Cohen Book cover

Product Management Rule #9: The Two-Week Rule

Product Management Rule #9 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Marty Cagan, Author, Inspired Never go more than two weeks without putting your product ideas in front of real users and customers. You’ve worked hard, you’ve generated a compelling business case, you’ve spent time designing and writing specs, you’ve solicited the input from a number of customers and stakeholders, you’ve answered countless questions from the developers, and you finally launch. Yet the product fails…[continue reading]

42 Rules of Product Management by Brian Lawley and Greg Cohen Book cover

Product Management Rule #8: Market Research Must Be Actionable

Product Management Rule #8 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Luke Hohman, Founder and CEO, The Innovation Games® Company Good market research answers one or more questions that help you understand your customers . . . in such a way that you can take confident action towards your goals. The plethora of market research methods, and the consultants and market research firms that promote their favorite method, makes it far too easy for product…[continue reading]