Product Development Process articles


Product Development Process Marty Cagan

Waterfall Deconstructed

It’s hard to find anyone that actually defends a Waterfall process anymore.  Agile methods might have their flaws, but at...

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Product Culture Marty Cagan

Tools and Processes

In my last article, Revenge of the PMO, I shared my views on the product development process called SAFe (Scaled...

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Product Development Process Marty Cagan

The Product Council

Even in small companies, getting decisions made is often time-consuming and frustrating. Every product company needs a mechanism to get...

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Product Marty Cagan

The Origins of Agile

If your engineering team hasn’t already moved to some form of Agile methods (like Scrum or XP), then it’s likely...

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Technology First vs. Needs First

There’s a debate that’s been going on in the design and user research community because the legendary Don Norman wrote...

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Product Culture Marty Cagan

Scaling Agile FAQ

Recently I published an article Revenge of the PMO that argues against a particular framework for agile at scale known...

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Product Marty Cagan

Roadmap Alternative FAQ

In my prior article I discussed my favorite alternative to conventional product roadmaps.  That article seemed to strike a chord...

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Product Culture Marty Cagan

Revenge of the PMO

UPDATE 2: Another name for this article could be “Product Teams vs Delivery Teams”.  That’s because since this article was...

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Product Marty Cagan

Requirements Are Not

I’m not the first person to come to this conclusion, but over the years, I’ve really come to dislike the...

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Product Marty Cagan

Rapid Response

I’ve talked elsewhere about the pitfalls of confusing product launch with success, and how important it is to not lose...

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Product Development Marty Cagan

Prototype Testing

Readers of these articles know that I view the high-fidelity prototype as the primary means of describing the product to...

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Product Validation

The past few newsletters have had references to what I call “Product Validation.” This refers to verifying that the product...

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