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Jira epics, stories, tasks, bugs & custom issues

Jira is a great tool to manage your roadmap and your backlog. One of the main advantages of Jira is that it has great default issue types and lets you create any other types you may need to make the most of your project. Default issue types in Jira Epics Epics are goals or initiatives…

How to create a Product Roadmap with Jira

You want to manage your Product Roadmap with Jira? This is a good place to start learning what you need to make the most out of it. I will specifically go through the Roadmap view and Epics. The Product Roadmap view In each project there is a section in the left navigation bar called Roadmap.…

The Agile Manifesto for beginners

The reason why I write a post about the agile manifesto for beginners, even though I am not a beginner anymore, is that this is the post I wish I had been told of back when I first heard of Agile. Table Of ContentsWhat is the agile manifesto and why was it writtenWhat is the…

Product Management in Movies and TV Shows

Product Management lessons are hidden everywhere, and also in movies and TV shows. If you are a product manager like me, a lot of the situations in the videos below will remind you of some situations from your real professional life. The Pentagon wars: Scope creep You've seen it: as you iterate on an MVP…

Miro + Confluence for better product documentation

Miro and Confluence can work wonders alone, and now their combination is even more powerful than it used to be. Let me tell you about this cool new integration and how to get started! What are Miro and Confluence? Confluence is made by the great people at Atlassian, who also make Jira. Product and Project…

Manage your Product Backlog with Jira

If you want to manage your Product Backlog with Jira, this is a good place to start learning what you need to make the most out of it. I will specifically go through the Product Backlog view, the list and detail view, Prioritization and Dependencies Mapping. The Product Backlog view in Jira In each project…

Product Backlog Tools

I want to get practical and share with you the different available Product Backlog tools we can use to manage and share our plans. In a previous post I made an introduction to the definition and benefits of Product Backlogs, which may be useful if you need a little more context before we get started.…

The 4 keys to a great Product Backlog

Product backlog

A Product Backlog can answer questions like: "What are we going to work on next?" "Are we set to start working on feature ABC?" "Did you know about this bug XYZ?". This tool will be of great help getting this information to the rest of your team. What is the Product Backlog? The Product Backlog…

Brainstormings, the ultimate tool for creativity

Brainstorming sessions supported by simple things like whiteboards, post-its, or static notes, allows for faster changes, more divergent thinking, and more creativity. Teams and individuals all over the world use brainstorming to find creative solutions. In this post I explain some of the ways in which you can structure your brainstorming to make the most…

7 conversational design tips for instant improvement in the UX of your chatbot or voice assistant

I discovered chatbots in 2016 and immediately fell in love with them. I was immediately interested in understanding the UX implications they would have and how we could, as product managers, define the ultimate characteristics of a chatbot that looked and sounded empathic. In this post I suggest a few design tips and tricks for…

Scrum: Theory and practice

Scrum is an agile methodology that organises work is small increments and that focuses on the continuous delivery of usable solutions. In this post I talk about Sprints, the heart of Scrum, and describe the roles, artefacts, and ceremonies that form it. I eventually add in tips based in my experience that aim to help…

Business Model Canvas Template and Advice

The business model canvas template is a one-pager that showcases the most important details of your business model. In this post I want to give you different templates and advice to fill it in. It is widely used at startups and hackathons to iterate on business models on paper. Each of the sections of the…

How to create the perfect kanban board for your team

The Kanban board is a tool used to track progress in projects. In a Kanban board, the tasks needed to complete the project move along a progression of states. Project managers can use it assign work to teams and team members,  who will use it to track the progress of development, letting everyone do things…

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