Agile Excellence For Product Managersby Greg Cohen
Organizations are constantly struggling with complex development projects and are in search for a few, straightforward, and easy to learn methods to help deal with their problems. For this reason, more and more software companies are rapidly turning to Agile development to cope with fast changing markets, unknown or changing product requirements, borderless competition, and to solve complex problems. Yet little has been written to guide product managers through the transition in working with Agile teams and the numerous benefits that it affords.
'Agile Excellence for Product Managers' is a plain speaking guide on how to work with Agile development teams to achieve phenomenal product success. It covers the why and how of agile development (including Scrum, XP, and Lean,) the role of product management, release planning, release management, road mapping, creating and prioritizing a product backlog, documentation, product launches, organizational implications and more. It is a must read for product managers making the switch to Agile development as well as product owners and project managers looking for better ways to organize and lead in their companies.
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Agile Excellence for Product Managers is a VERY good book packaged in a concise way. Its a very easy read and includes specific Agile processes and suggestions on how to establish and operate your own Agile development program. Chapters 1-5 are a perfect introduction to Agile. Chapter 6 covers what the Product Owner needs to focus on. The rest of the book covers implementation and impact to your existing teams as well as some comparison of Scrum & XP (eXtreme Programming) followed by a good summary in the final chapter. There is an illustration called the 'Agile Product Management Framework' that offers an excellent overview on how Product Strategy intersects with with Product Planning as related to Agile/ Scrum development. Highly recommend this book as an introduction of Agile & Scrum development to Product Owners (product management) and Software Development leaders. Also good for Executive leaders/ stakeholders looking for an overview on Agile terminology and concepts that their teams are talking about! Experienced Scrum Masters and trained Agile Product Owners will find Mr. Cohen's good use of citations and references helpful for further research and reading.