As we all know, Product Managers are responsible for maintaining the Backlog such that it reflects the demands of the market. As market dynamics change, the backlog changes too. The Agile way of constantly prioritizing the backlog and keeping the most relevant features or stories at the top are key to ensuring that the product stays competitive in today’s dynamic market.
Many times, the Product Manager and the Product Development team go into Sprint Planning without enough clarity on some features or user stories. This causes the planning meeting to go in circles Continue reading →
A product road-map is a schedule of action items that a product owner believes will help improve market share and/or profitability of his product. This list of action items is compiled by processing inputs from various sources including but not limiting to sales, marketing research group, etc (read Collecting requirements and building radar). Action items include product release in newer geographies, features targeting vertical specific requirements, technology (platform, OS, frameworks etc) upgrades, improvised user experience etc along with time lines. Ideally it is talking about priorities with respect to the product life cycle. Continue reading →