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The Light at the End of the Tunnel & New Year Perspectives

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Taking stock towards the end/beginning of a year is always a good idea.  I had every intention of doing this prior to taking some vacation, but unfortunately the dreaded holiday bug caught up with me this year and laid me out for the better part of a week.…

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Intentional start to the new year

Each year I begin the month of January by carving out time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new one. The often hectic holiday season rarely provides me the opportunity to craft meaningful resolutions for the new year and I prefer to ponder these issues rather than rushing into commitments I… Continue reading Intentional start to the new year

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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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Solve problems, don’t build features

I came across a great piece from the folks at Intercom that I wanted to share. Here’s the link: Great-product-managers-dont-spend-time-on-solutions The article examines the core activities or stages involved in product development and asks where the most effective place is for a product manager to focus. It is often easier – and quite tempting – to… Continue reading Solve problems, don’t build features