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Agile Product Management Teams Require Combined Generalist and Specialist Skills to Succeed

Published: 21 January 2019

ID: G00363528

Analyst(s): Peter Havart-Simkin


Agile software development processes require technology product managers to build teams not only with a broader range of skills, but also with an understanding of the entire end-to-end product management process. Successful teams require a rigorous team-building and recruitment process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt a Multidisciplinary Team-Building Approach by Targeting Team Members Who Can Be Both Generalists and Specialists
  • Define the Specific Skills and Competencies Required Based on the Products and Services Being Developed, as Well as the Target Markets and Customers Being Addressed
  • Determine How the Required Skills and Competencies Will Be Acquired, Including Internal Versus External Recruitment Versus Skills Development and Training

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