Author Archives: Mark Crowe

About Mark Crowe

Mark Crowe is Senior Director of Product Management at VersionOne. Since 2003, Mark has been driving the evolution of VersionOne's market-leading agile ALM product lines, internal Product Management team and product planning processes. Prior to joining VersionOne, Mark lived the life of a technology consultant in Silicon Valley where he developed an appreciation for iterative development principles while working at clients such as Netscape Communications, Apple, and AMD before cutting his teeth in Product Management at an Atlanta area startup. Mark's passion lies in the intersection of creating great products and maximizing value delivered through iteration. In his free time, Mark enjoys family, photography, futbol (Go Barça!), football (Go Irish!) and coaching youth soccer.

Roadmaps Made Easier

Rejoice product owners – the days of dual entry for your roadmaps are gone! No longer will you need to remember to update the roadmap when the ‘real’ plan changes. No longer will you be called out in meetings when … Continue reading

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Release Planning Steps Forward

Planning out a set of work across multiple teams during Release Planning or Program Increment (PI) Planning can raise many questions which don’t always have straight forward answers: How much work can the group take on? Should we include a … Continue reading

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Budgeting in an Agile World

              Agile budgeting can be a blasphemous term. It’s not uncommon when the subject of budgeting is brought up to hear “We’re agile. We don’t need budgets.” While it may be true that an … Continue reading

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