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Fear Agent – volume 1

Volume One of the library edition of Fear Agent by Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opena (my 14th book this year) contains three story arcs and some additional short stories filling in the world and character of Heath Huston.  Remender has created a wonderful character with this alcoholic, cynical, reckless and arrogant human thrown… Continue reading Fear Agent – volume 1

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Agile · Ideals · Planning · Product management · Scrum

New series on messy reality

In the coming weeks I plan to post a series of blogs on how the wonderful theory of Agile software development intersects with (or sometimes crashes into) the messy reality of developing products in the real world.  The company I work for adopted Agile almost 10 years ago (shortly after I started working there) yet… Continue reading New series on messy reality

Agile · Change Management · Design · Innovation · New features · Product management · Prototypes

Fostering innovation

Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
Recently I spent ninety minutes with our full development and product teams listening to a series of two minute pitches on ideas for our quarterly ‘hack week’ event.  As a company we’ve been doing this for the past few years – setting aside one week every quarter for our development team…

Agile · Communication · Decision making · Product management · Reblog

Definition of Done

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
I’ve been sitting on this idea for a post for some time now.  From time to time throughout my career, this topic materializes out of nowhere and is worthy of discussion. And when it comes to ‘ownership’, I have experienced differences of opinion that could easily rival the argument about which…

Agile · Communication · Decision making · Leadership · Planning · Product management · Reblog

Taking the Lead In A Well Orchestrated Dance

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Just getting back into the swing of things after re-charging the batteries a bit on vacation, and came across an article from CMO.com titled Why CMOs Should Care About The Rise Of Product Management that struck a chord and challenged me this morning. It’s an interesting read, although a bit more oriented…

Agile · Communication · Ideals · Leadership · Planning · Principles · Product management · Reblog

Purpose? Or Profit?

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
“Is purpose more important than profit?”  This question was posed by Alan Murray, editor of Fortune Magazine, and referenced in this post by Mark Weinberger, CEO of EY.  It’s an intriguing thought because even from a young age with school and grades, we are taught results matter.  This certainly…