Agile · Communication · Decision making · Design · Development Effort · Effectiveness · Leadership · Product management · Scrum

Don’t drop the ball

In the midst of a very busy time I’m reminded of some of the core responsibilities of Product Owners at my firm (where the role straddles some typical duties of a product manager and a scrum master). Here are quick notes on what is surfacing: Know the details. As a product owner it is important… Continue reading Don’t drop the ball

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

Agile · Design · Product management · Scrum

Product Management and User Experience virtual conference

I spent the day yesterday (February 3) at an all-day virtual conference on how product managers (or ‘product people’), designers (or ‘UXers’), and developers (or ‘engineers’) can work well together (the PMUX conference).  The conference involved six presentations from some luminaries in the field whose books, blogs, articles, and even tweets can be insightful and… Continue reading Product Management and User Experience virtual conference