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Ordered an airplane but ended up creating a helicopter instead

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where what you've built doesn't quite align with your customer's expectations? It's a common challenge in product development: what's delivered by your team might not always align with customer expectations, causing ripples in timelines and straining relationships. So, how can we avoid this scenario? Here are some strategies: 📋 Requirements Workshops and Scope Freeze : Schedule dedicated sessions with stakeholders to deep dive into requirements. Refine and agree on clear, concise goals and a tentative timeline. Once both parties are aligned, finalize the scope and lock it in. 🗺️ Create Workflows and Sequential Steps : Visualize your project with flowcharts and diagrams. Collaborate on workflows and sequential steps with stakeholders. Most project management tools offer visual aids, or you can explore options like Asana or Google Drawing. 💻 MVP, Prototype, Reviews, and Demo : Validate your progress through minimum viab

Can a Product Manager Wear the Product Owner's Cap Too?

Ever wondered if a Product Manager can seamlessly step into the shoes of a Product Owner ?  Yes and No, the answer may vary depending on your organization's structure. 🤝 Product Manager's Strategic Realm : Strategically driving development, market launches, and continual product support, a Product Manager focuses on long-term strategy, product vision, market trends, and identifying new opportunities. Key skills include a sharp focus on relationship management and effective communication. 📑 The Product Owner's Agile Origin : Originating from Scrum Agile, the Product Owner, primarily found in agile organizations, acts as the customer face. Prioritizing backlog items, communicating the product vision, and optimizing team value delivery, effective communication is paramount in this role. 🔍 Noticed any similarities ? The reason these roles are sometimes used interchangeably lies in guiding the product through development and collaborating with diverse teams. 🔄 Distinguishin

Power of Agile: It's a Mindset, Not Just a Skill

Do you think learning Scrum makes you capable to drive an Agile Project? No, It's not just about knowing a framework like Scrum; it's about embracing a transformative mindset. Agile is the ability to adapt swiftly , rooted in 4 core values: 1️⃣ Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools The most important asset are the people who work, not the tools. Getting things done relies on better communication and teamwork, not just following strict processes. Processes and tools are important, we need them to work. But even if we have the best tools, and top processes, we won't achieve as much as the team who communicate well and cooperate, even with basic tools and processes. Why? Because work is ultimately about people. It's people creating the product, it's people who want to build it, and it's people who uses it. 2️⃣ Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation In the past, a lot of time was spent meticulously creating detailed documents even before s