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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

Agile · Change Management · Decision making · Design · Ideals · Planning · Principles · Prototypes

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

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

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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…

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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…