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Questions tagged [product-management]

This tag should be used for questions about Product Management roles and responsibilities within a Project Management framework or context. Questions about the Product Management profession unrelated to project management are off-topic for this site.

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How to manage a multidisciplinary project/company?

For example... someone who is a computer engineer and his expertise is machine vision or voice recognition or totally machine learning (ML) fields. But we know a robot has electrical parts and ...
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Should employees be allowed to vote for or against a feature request

We intend to implement a system that will allow users of our application to suggest new features (eg Uservoice) and vote for or against certain suggestions. Can employees working on the application (...
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Building software experience for a product manager role [closed]

Would volunteering for a tech nonprofit in addition to taking a Coursera course get me up to speed on software product management quickly? I have 4+ years of experience shipping healthcare products as ...
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In Kanban, when do you pull a card into your PM analysis column?

Our kanban board has a familiar form: Backlog > analysis > QA/Dev Review > Ready to go > in Dev ... etc. A topic of discussion found within the team (and across the company) is when should stories ...
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Do PMs get paid less for in-house apps compared to public-facing ones?

I've been tasked with managing an in-house analytics app that was developed by a past colleague. It's only used for internal client accounts (we're an agency) but we're considering bringing it to ...
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What tools or processes help you to keep the bigger picture in mind?

I am a product manager at a small startup. Naturally, we have very limited resources and a ton of fires to put out. Now, when I start working on some specific area, I can easily craft hypotheses, ...
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How to manage framework changes?

I'll try to be concise so as to not make this into a blog post. If there are specific questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them. Basically, I'm interested in what methodologies people ...
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What is the origin of the term “Product Owner” in Scrum?

Or phrased differently: Why is the role called Product Owner? I spent some hours researching the term's etymology, but I haven't been particularly successful, which is why this question came to be. ...
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Difference between project-oriented deliverable and product oriented deliverable

Can someone please help me with the difference between Product-oriented Deliverablesand Project Oriented-Deliverable in Software Project Management. I found it all-over but didn't find any suitable ...
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What is the difference between Business/Management Consultant and Project Manager?

I met a business/management consultant 2 months ago working in one of the top business consulting firms. He explained to us that he, as a Business Consultant, can successfully manage projects more ...
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Git “trunk”/“releases” by customer by product

I have been using SVN for a long time and now I am moving to git just to be "in fashion". My trouble is how git project managers/software developers manage the versions of a program: not from the ...
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What is needed to become a robotic team/startup leader?

Let's consider we want to create a complete robot like Nao(or even ASIMO), that has intelligence(machine vision, speech recognition), and robust electronics/mechanics parts. And we know each of these ...
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During a Sprint, a DevTeam determines that it will not be able to finish the complete forecast. Who should review and adjust the Sprint work selected?

During Sprints' executions, I used to encounter a problem: the planned Sprint would not be able to finish as forecasted. Then in that case, who is responsible to review and adjust the Sprint work ...
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Managing product versions in Confluence with PRDs

Using Confluence I put together a series of PRDs for a future release. Each PRD describes a functional 'unit' of the application, such as 'editor', 'user management', 'customer management', etc. Using ...
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How to investigate who don’t like my product and why not like it?

I manage an online product, which has a lot of customers. However I feel the adoption rate is not high enough and want to investigate who don’t like it and why not. I believe there are 4 types of ...
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Is it really always bad to have MS Outlook as primary collab system? [closed]

I work in a high tech software engineering in a small RnD group which is a part of a group of about 50 people of different functions. In our small team we tried multiple project management software ...
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Reduce amount of required hotfixes without technical knowledge

I'm a software developer who suffers from the regular hotfixes that are required to an application I've developed. The application I've developed didn't had many infrastructure requirements from the ...
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How to deal with scope creep overloading Dev Team?

Our product doesn't have a defined and written roadmap, which is causing the devteam to receive last-minute requests from some managers. We will be implementing a roadmap to let all people involved ...
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How a newcomer PO could own the product if he does not have enough field knowledge yet?

A new PO was hired to the company, he has some experience in the role but he doesn't have experience in the product's area (financial). How can he owns the product and make definitions to it if he ...
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What are the ways for Daily status reporting to make process more easy?

We are currently facing issue for the Daily standup reporting. We are more than 70 people in the team, and some people are working at client side location as well. So in daily scrum meeting it takes ...
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Handling architectural problems down the line

What do you do when you get X months into a project which is using Scrum and either a story, a developer, a review or planning session makes it clear that a serious architectural problem is evident, ...
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How do I facilitate an effective planning meeting with a remote team?

Background I am a scrum master for a team consisting of a PO, team lead and 3 developers. The team lead and 3 developers are off-shore in a totally different timezone. The PO is in the same office as ...
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How can I isolate bugs that users are not able to replicate? [closed]

I am having a recurring problem where bugs are cropping up once or twice in a build, and are reported by users but I and my team are not able to replicate them. What techniques do you use to ...
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What are the responsibilities of a project manager in a DevOps project?

How can a project manager foster greater accountability between empowered DevOps personnel and empowered developers in an Agile environment? I work in an environment where both developers and DevOps ...
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What is the best requirements format for tenders

Large organisations often ousource software projects. For this purpose they create tender documents, which are used by software companies to make a bid. Tender documents must specify requirements so ...
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What workflow optimises the use of Lean Startup, particularly when managing Landing Pages?

Background I'm trying to follow the lean start-up methodology of validating a product. Following the instructions in the book UX for Lean Startups, I first validated the product by conducting ...
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How to put on one chart multiple projects to show dependencies between them?

I have multiple projects and each project has at least 2 stages. Some of the project stages can start in parallel while others start after one stage of the project ended. More, some projects depend on ...
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How can I improve my product manager skills in a senior-developer environment?

I´m working as a product manager in a young startup. I'm really junior as I am currently in a working semester, pausing my studies (business major). In my role, I am managing the development of our ...
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Methodology for Deciding Between Building on Existing Code or Starting New

This is a question about assessing the cost/benefit or ROI of a prospective project. I'm working in 6-8 old years software project. It has a lot of issues and also failures plus some failed people on ...
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Having trouble remembering everything that I have delivered

Having a situation where sometimes the stakeholder asks me if something has been delivered, and I am finding it hard to keep track of all of my deliveries. I have completely forgotten many deliveries ...
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How to share developers between multiple agile projects?

5 products on 4 platforms ~100 projects implementations at different stages(Where a project is a set of products customized for customer.) 15 developers + 5 QA's Swarm of small clear tasks/CR's/...
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Rapid and efficient product development processes

I work for an agency that has a number of customers that fall into the same trap. They have a concept for a piece of software, we do some analysis, sign-off on initial scope/backlog and a reasonable ...
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Different user can access different feature [closed]

I have already developed website in nodejs and MySQL Now my client wants to add payment functionality. We have lots of features in the website like:- 1) Copy 2) Save 3) Delete 4) Groups 5) ...
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Is it a problem when many stories start with: “As the system,…”

I'm a developer on a scrum team and I'm finding it hard to understand and empathize with the end goal when stories start with "As the system". These stories should be straight forward because as a ...
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How to decide what features should be in MVP? [closed]

Is there any technique to make a decision whether to include the feature in MVP or not?
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What can we do for a fragmented team with short projects?

I'm working in an agency and we are seven employees. Most of the employees have very specific skills. There is one employee for video productions, two for design, one for social network, one for ...
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How to document existing products and their development?

My product have been going for almost three years without any product requirement or documentation at all. And at this moment things are getting out of hands. For example when I hire new people, it ...
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How to measure the value of Product management?

There are 2 types of product management broadly - New Product and Existing products. For an existing product, the task of the product manager is to increase revenue, in a declining market share ...
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Creating a release burn down chart for forecasting

I have been asked by senior management to create a roadmap: Being pressured into doing a Gantt chart Some contributors have recommended that I create a release burn down chart. Questions If I have ...
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How to manage stakeholder expectations when they keep on raising the bar

Long story short, we are building a product and I have introduced then implemented the Scrum framework for product management. It has been working extremely well, and my team have done an amazing job. ...
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What should a scrum master do if his manager insists on managing the team?

In an organisation they decided to hire a full time scrum master to help them transition to scrum. Most of the developers onshore and offshore were new to the company's huge system, and new to scrum. ...
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How to create a visual product road map that follows agile?

My boss loves Gaant charts, because they give you a high level visual overview of the product roadmap. The problem with Gaant, it is fixed time related and goes completely against the concept of the ...
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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How many project managers are needed to change a lightbulb? [closed]

How many project managers are needed to change a lightbulb? P.S. Guys, it is April Fool's Day, so don't be so serious with "off-topic" ;-) I will delete this question tomorrow.
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Your team member fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?

You are the manager of a software development project. One of the team members fails to meet the deadline for the coding and testing of a component. What do you do?
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Master degree business administration vs. Project Management Professional (PMP) to become project manager in Programming Inc. and why

I want to be project manager; now my job is .net/web developer . What is the best way to become a project manager and what are the minimum years of experience needed? pmp
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Managing defects or incidents in a solution based project model

We have a product suite comprising four products and an underlying data structure. In the past, we've managed each product's work individually, from backlog to release (as, say, "XYZ Product July ...
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Maximizing resource planing in a team handling multiple projects in a single sprint

We are a software development agency, We have a small team of 6 developers using Scrum software development framework, handling small projects around 2 weeks more or less, in a single sprint (2 ...
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Product launch failure [closed]

Background I'm currently working on a product (external facing) and we are on the verge of launch of the product. I want to gear myself up with facing the worst situations since this is the first ...
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How do I efficiently go from concept to product?

I'm having a hard time distinguishing the purposes between: Feature List Product roadmap Release schedule Task management Project plan etc. For my mobile app concept, I'm using trello and evernote ...