June 2006 newsletter posted

In June's Pragmatic Institute update, we explore the impact of Extreme Programming on Product Management.

Extreme Programming and other forms of agile development are sweeping into the vendor world. With emphasis on quick iterations and brevity in artifacts, the new approach to planning documentation is a breath of fresh air. Yet there are some who say that product management is the enemy, that product managers will try to impose structure, that product management will require detail where none is necessary. Fundamentally, some say that product management stands for everything that agile is not. Read our take on this issue in Extreme Product Management.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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