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Questions on the Bridge

This was originally posted by me back in July of 2012 as part of my earliest series of blogs on the role of Product Owner. Several of these posts used elements of Monty Python’s Holy Grail as their launch pad. Though much has evolved in my thinking about Agile software development these early ideas still… Continue reading Questions on the Bridge

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Product owners stand on a bridge

Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
A big part of how I see my role as a Product Owner in an Agile environment is to bridge the gap between the business and the developers.  On one side of the bridge is the Product Manager, whose primary goal is to hear and relay the voice of the market. …

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The Mom Test

This morning I had the chance to facilitate a discussion with some product leaders in my firm about the first half of Rob Fitzpatrick’s book The Mom Test. This is a wonderful book (and a quick read) about the right and wrong ways to talk with clients and prospects about issues they face. We’ve been… Continue reading The Mom Test

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Voice of the customer

I’ve written before about the importance in Agile software development of listening to the market to learn about painful and pervasive problems people will pay you to solve, and I’ve talked about ways that my team is engaging in more of these “voice of the customer” or “VOC” conversations both in person (where they work… Continue reading Voice of the customer