Scott Sehlhorst is an agile product manager, product owner, and business analyst and architect. He helps teams achieve software product success by helping them build "the right stuff" and "build the right stuff right." Scott started Tyner Blain in 2005 to focus on helping companies translate strategy and market insights into great products and solutions. Read more at tynerblain.com/blog.
When product managers plan what product releases will include, the goal is to deliver value for the users. Every release of a product should make it better than the previous release. User story mapping is a technique for assuring that each release or iteration makes the product tangibly better.
One of the key techniques in the mechanics of agile software development is the splitting of epics into stories. Scott Sehlhorst highlights examples of ways to split user stories and discusses the debate between breadth-first and depth-first development.
Scott Sehlhorst looks at an analysis of how companies are posting requirements for hiring new technology product managers in the US—including the trend of placing more importance on domain experience than product management experience.
Becoming a better product manager is something you never stop doing. As you get better, your work will improve, your satisfaction with your work will increase, and opportunities to do even better work will come. Scott Sehlhorst sums up how to invest in becoming a better product manager.
One of the mistakes made when crafting a product roadmap is building a roadmap that schedules all the features and functions you plan to build. That’s taking the low road. You want conversations with customers to be focused on the problems people solve with your product. That's taking the high road.
The most important customers of business analysts are the team members that create the solution. Secondary customers of the business analysts are stakeholders, sponsors, and end-customers of the product. Scott Sehlhorst explains what it means to think about your team as your customer, too.