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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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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 H.E.A.R.T. of Leadership

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
I’ve pointed out in many instances … whether intentionally chosen, or inadvertently thrust upon them, Product Managers should be leaders. I just got reacquainted with a book I finished several years ago by Mark Miller, The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow.  What a wonderful characterization…

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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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Good material I found this week

Even as my work life keeps me busy, I try to keep up with at least some of what other product developers are writing about Agile development and testing. Two of my favorite sources are InfoQ and Stickyminds. You can find them online (at InfoQ.com and Stickyminds.com) and on Twitter. InfoQ recently released a couple… Continue reading Good material I found this week