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Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World by Rian van der Merwe, Smashing Magazine

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Chapter 10Product Management In Agile Methodologies

Throughout the book I’ve deliberately avoided talking about specific development methodologies like agile or waterfall. Product management is a discipline that sits apart from any specific methodology. These are universal skills and methods that can be applied regardless of the philosophy a company uses to build software. But since agile techniques are currently the most common way companies choose to implement their projects, I wanted to touch on it briefly. I’m not going to spend much time discussing the mechanics of agile development — there are other texts much better suited for that. This definition from Anthony Colfelt1 will suffice for our purposes:

Agile is an iterative development approach ...

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