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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…

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

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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

Ethics · Ideals · Leadership · Principles

Ethical Business Ideas

The company where I work has a strong focus on both shaping an ethical work culture and impacting the wider financial industry in ways that encourage broad adoption of ethical practices. These ideas resonate deeply with me so I was glad when one of our senior leaders pointed folks to this article on ethical systems… Continue reading Ethical Business Ideas

Leadership · Principles · Reblog · Recognizing excellence

Pointing Out The Obvious, But With No Clear Answers

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
 … decisions born of a failed character will have consequences that are “extraordinarily disabling. I’ve been contemplating this post for a while now, and wasn’t sure how to best approach it until I went back and revisited several posts I had from when I read the Tim Irwin…