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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

Agile · Change Management · Communication · Planning · Principles · Product management · Reblog

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

Agile · Communication · Design · Effectiveness · Features · Planning · Problems · Product management · Prototypes

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

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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

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