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FAST planning

Product teams are asked to plan in all kinds of ways and for all types of timeframes. We make individual sprint plans about how to hit our goals, and broad long-range plans about how to increase our penetration of existing client markets and grow into new markets we can serve. We have release plans that… Continue reading FAST planning

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Wednesday wisdom – 22 August

Warning: the ideas below are a bit raw as this concerns a currently on-going situation keeping me occupied enough that it’s tough to find sustained time to reflect; feel free to weigh in with suggestions if you have them. And thanks for understanding; I’d love to only share fully polished ideas but in truth it’s… Continue reading Wednesday wisdom – 22 August

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Just a little change

Continuing my summer revisiting some of my favorite posts from 5 years ago, here’s another in my early blog series on the key concerns of a product owner. I hope you enjoy these thoughts on how to think about changing requirements in an Agile development environment. Sometimes it is the supposedly little changes that introduce… Continue reading Just a little change

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How to react when things change

I’m continuing my midsummer reblogs this week as I take a little vacation. I’m revisiting some of my earliest blog posts from 2012 and finding that the ideas that originally motivated me to start this blog still resonate for me today. Posting at a slightly different time so I don’t get lost in July 4th… Continue reading How to react when things change

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Designing your life

Just a quick post here about a short piece I heard from NPR lately (the truth is my wonderful wife sent me a link to this piece). It unites several interests of mine – including product development, personal growth, goal setting, and discovering a sense of purpose – and I’d encourage you to take the… Continue reading Designing your life

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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…