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How to transition to Agile

An NPR product manager details his approach to implementing Agile techniques, complete with pro’s and con’s.

This case study shows how NPR departed from “waterfall” to Agile and Scrum. These are project management disciplines, but incredibly important concepts to grasp for product management.

The author defines terms along the way while making arguments for and against making the leap, though he’s an unabashed Scrum devotee. His deft descriptions of the work make the technicalities of these workflows more accessible.

“This implies — quite astutely, I think — that to have a truly iterative approach to product development, you’ve got to iterate the process too. You have to put real thought and effort into optimizing how the team communicates and collaborates.”