In product development it seems to me that there is too much focus on labels and specific frameworks or methods. Regardless of how we get there, many seem to forget that the goal is always to create successful products. The goal is successful product development. What does this mean?
Many believe that agile coaches can't be product coaches. I disagree. A good agile coach and product coach want the same: great products.
The opportunity solution tree is an extremely useful method. Having already covered the why, how and what of the opportunity solution tree, I will focus on the best practices that I have found to be crucial in maximizing the potential of the OST.
Besides Scrum, Kanban is probably the most prevalent system for managing workflow in agile product development. It is a very flexible system, with little overhead. As such, Kanban is very easy to implement. Many enjoy the feeling of flow that results from using a Kanban system.