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Great Product Leader Book

Those of you who have been reading my blog over time have likely seen me mention Marty Cagan from Silicon Valley Product Group. He and Chris Jones have relatively recently come out with a fabulous book I would highly recommend entitled Empowered (you can find it here among other places). Both practical and inspiring, this… Continue reading Great Product Leader Book

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A new chapter

I started writing this blog over 6 years ago. I began it to share thoughts and questions about product development in general and the development of financial software in particular. And while the types of things I have shared over those years have varied, this has remained the general focus. There are blog entries here… Continue reading A new chapter

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Six principles for continuous innovation

As I’ve mentioned recently, several of my teammates and I had the chance in early April to virtually attend the Everyday Innovator Summit (or did we attend the virtual summit? Hard to know) and I found several of the sessions very thought provoking. One I’ve continued to think about was presented by Ash Maurya, who… Continue reading Six principles for continuous innovation

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How a product owner works with a product manager

I wrote recently about the five key questions product managers need to answer in developing successful solutions. Here I want to build on this post to talk about the role of product owners in the development process. First, I need to set some context. The wider Agile/Scrum community talks about Product Owners and Scrum Masters,… Continue reading How a product owner works with a product manager

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Wednesday wisdom – 18 July

I was speaking this week with some new people on my team about some key aspects of the way we as a company – and I in particular with my team – think about product management. I thought I’d share some of those thoughts here. The way I see my role as a product leader,… Continue reading Wednesday wisdom – 18 July

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Friday reactions – 13 July

This week’s podcast from Inside Intercom features an interview with Elad Gil whose work and investments have connected him with “hyper growth” companies like Google, Twitter and Coinbase. Now he’s written a book collecting his thoughts and some interviews he did with others involved in high growth SaaS companies. As usual the podcast was well… Continue reading Friday reactions – 13 July

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Two good listens (plus 1)

I’ve been listening to some good on-line presentations and speeches lately and wanted to share them here. I also want to recommend again a podcast I mentioned in my last post: Inside Intercom. I called out their most recent episode – an interview with Laura Klein – but wanted to say that as I’ve started… Continue reading Two good listens (plus 1)