Stakeholder management is a core activity for anyone working in product development. It is key to building a successful product in the confines of a company. Also, it is rarely a topic of conversation.
Many believe that agile coaches can't be product coaches. I disagree. A good agile coach and product coach want the same: great products.
A user story map visually depicts the entire backlog along the user journey while simultaneously showing the priority of user stories associated with each step. User story mapping is an excellent communication aid getting everyone on the same page and it allows for easy definition of releases. It is where you can clearly see the steps from MVP to fully fledged solution.
Continuous Discovery Habits is a practical, extremely useful book. I share the main concepts and the three most important personal takeaways.
The opportunity solution tree (OST) was invented by Teresa Torres as a means to collect and visualize the opportunity space. It is a model or mental representation that clearly links product goals to user needs and to the options for solving those needs. In product discovery, it is a powerful tool for creating a clear structure of what the team wants to achieve.
Sometimes you come across a book at just the right time. The content immediately makes sense and you cannot stop reading. This happened to me when I recently read Inspired by Marty Cagan.