In my previous (long) post I talked about navigating potential conflicts that can emerge in Agile planning when a company has an inter-related set of products. I suggested that product owners have a valuable role to play in navigating these collisions by facilitating communication, articulating trade-offs, recognizing leverage opportunities, and offering a wider perspective. I… Continue reading So who decides when someone has to?
Groucho Marx once famously observed that outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend while inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. We could use a similar analogy to talk about Agile planning and say that good planning does not happen in a vacuum because either it’s too dark, cramped,… Continue reading When worlds collide
It has been a little while since I’ve been in a good rhythm with my blogging but I am trying to get to one now. I want to work through the remaining posts in the current arc about Agile planning. Believe it or not I work hard to keep my blog posts concise. I think… Continue reading Summary on my next two posts
The second book I want to share brief thoughts on here (the one I referenced in my earlier post on Wolfe’s A Man in Full) is a modern translation of The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius. Translated by David V. Hicks and his brother C. Scot Hicks, this modernized version of the meditations of a… Continue reading Meditations
I mentioned in a recent update that I wanted to add another page to my blog where I can put in brief reviews of some books that I’ve been reading. Two books I’ll be writing about soon that relate closely to the work I do are Grow by Jim Stengel (about how ideals power growth… Continue reading A Man in Full
I watched a lot of movies in the 1980’s and 90’s, including many of my favorite movies of all time and quite a few that I routinely watch again. Mixed in with those are a great many others that tend to blur together in my memory, especially when I also saw the sequels. I learned… Continue reading Product Roadmaps