Agile Product Management with Scrum Creating Products That Customers Love

ISBN-10: 0321605780
ISBN-13: 9780321605788
Edition: 2010
Authors: Roman Pichler
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Description: The First Guide to Scrum-Based Agile Project Ownership and Management In Scrum projects, product owners play a pivotal role, but few have been trained in the unique skills, techniques, and attitudes needed to succeed in this role.Agile Product  More...

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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 7/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The First Guide to Scrum-Based Agile Project Ownership and Management In Scrum projects, product owners play a pivotal role, but few have been trained in the unique skills, techniques, and attitudes needed to succeed in this role.Agile Product Management with Scrumoffers the start-to-finish guidance and practical insights you need to become an outstanding product owner-and to deliver profitable software that customers love. Using many real-world examples, top Scrum consultant Roman Pichler demonstrates how product owners can help their teams succeed with a broad range of agile practices, including product vision, exploration, user stories, use cases, "planning poker," sprints, release planning, and portfolio management. Drawing on his extensive experience, Pichler introduces specific practices that maximize savings, accelerate delivery, encourage innovation, and improve both quality and agility. Yours"ll learn exactly how Scrum product ownership differs from traditional product management-and how to avoid or overcome the pitfalls that Scrum product owners face. Coverage includes Understanding your role:what product owners do, how they do it, and the surprising implications Envisioning your product:creating a compelling product vision to galvanize and guide your team throughout development Managing and grooming the product backlog:using product backlogs to "discover" functionality in even the largest, most complex projects Planning the release:bringing clarity and transparency to scheduling, budgeting, and functionality decisions Collaborating in sprint planning meetings:helping teams plan their work and commit to sprint goals Transitioning into product ownership:understanding your strengths, shoring up your weaknesses, finding help, and growing into the role This book is an indispensable resource for everyone who serves as Scrum product owner, or expects to do so, as well as all stakeholders who interact with product owners-in other words, the entire project team.

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Understanding the Product Owner Role
The Product Owner Role
Desirable Characteristics of a Product Owner
Working with the Team
Collaborating with the ScrumMaster
Working with Customers, Users, and Other Stakeholders
Scaling the Product Owner Role
Common Mistakes
Reflection
Envisioning the Product
The Product Vision
Desirable Qualities of the Vision
The Minimal Marketable Product
Simplicity
Customer Needs and Product Attributes
The Birth of the Vision
Techniques for Creating the Vision
Visioning and the Product Road Map
Minimal Products and Product Variants
Common Mistakes
Reflection
Working with the Product Backlog
The DEEP Qualities of the Product Backlog
Grooming the Product Backlog
Discovering and Describing Items
Prioritizing the Product Backlog
Getting Ready for Sprint Planning
Sizing Items
Dealing with Nonfunctional Requirements
Scaling the Product Backlog
Common Mistakes
Reflection
Planning the Release
Time, Cost, and Functionality
Quality Is Frozen
Early and Frequent Releases
Quarterly Cycles
Velocity
The Release Burndown
The Release Plan
Release Planning on Large Projects
Common Mistakes
Reflection
Collaborating in the Sprint Meetings
Sprint Planning
Definition of Done
Daily Scrum
Sprint Backlog and Sprint Burndown
Sprint Review
Sprint Retrospective
Sprint Meetings on Large Projects
Common Mistakes
Reflection
Transitioning into the Product Owner Role
Becoming a Great Product Owner
Developing Great Product Owners
Reflection
References
Index

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