Kanban boards are one of our favorite Product-tivity (see what did there?) tools here at Buildly and as we love to borrow from the greats, lean manufacturing process built around it from Toyota fits into our philosophy here as well. Also one of our favorite Buildly Insights integrations is with the Trello API, so I thought we'd share how we use Trello as well as our own open and public template you can use for simple and fast product management.
Agile software development, project management and just Agile in general is used to explain a lot of different types of processes and tools, but what is it really? For most of us it's one particular version like Scrum, Lean, Kanban or XP or any other number of methodologies, or maybe it's just the agile manifesto to you? Yes it sounds a bit dogmatic, but the reality is it should be just what the name says, an adaptive and changing process that best fits your team and product.
We've been thinking a lot about remote teams and management best practices. One of the most difficult to manage is accountability, or self accountability and making sure everyone knows that mistakes are expected, and self reporting them is a safe thing to do. Searching for someone to blame for an issue just slows us down when we could be searching for a solution.
Starting a new development team is never easy, personalities always seem to clash and conflict happens at every stage. Add to that the pressures of building a product for a fast paced startup or enterprise organization with deadlines and things can go off the rails fast. We've found a few simple rules when starting a new product and team that helps us get through the storming periods faster and move into a rhythm fast.
What is Product Management?
In today's isolated and remote work digital age, product management is more important than ever. Companies need to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and ensure that their products are competitive in the market. But how do you ensure success? Let's explore the strategies you can use to make sure your product is successful.