Agile Excellence for Product Managers: A Guide to Creating Winning Products with Agile Development Teams

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  • Greg Cohen
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  • 2010

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.

About the Author

Greg Cohen is a 15 year Product Management veteran with extensive experience and knowledge of Agile development, a member of the Agile Alliance and former President of the Silicon Valley Product Management Association. He has worked for venture start-up and large companies alike and has trained product managers on Agile development methods throughout the world. As a practitioner and frequent commentator on product management issues, he has written and spoken on varied topics such as embracing agile development, the strategic benefits of open sourcing your product, and recession proofing your product management career.

Greg earned an MBA with honor from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a second major in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Why Agile is Good for Product Management
  • Understanding Scrum
  • Release Management
  • Release Planning
  • Documentation
  • Starting Out
  • Organizing around Agile
  • A Look at Extreme Programming and Lean Software Development
  • Conclusion


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