Archive for January, 2009

Size Matters: Creating Optimally Sized User Stories

In Agile development methodologies, User Stories express desired product functionality from the perspective of a given persona. It’s these User Stories that the development team will estimate and ultimately implement as part of a development iteration/sprint. As a product manager, if you want predictable results and a steady burn-down from your development team, it’s incumbent […]


Use Kano Analysis to Prioritize the Product Backlog

Deciding which features to put into the next release is one of the more agonizing decisions that a product manager has to make. If you are like most, you’ve got a list of desired features which far exceeds the time and resource constraints under which your next release will be created. Leaving some of these […]