Agile · Other topics I care about · podcasts · Pop culture · Principles · Product management · Recommendations

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

Encouragement · listening · Other topics I care about · podcasts

What do you see, what do you hear, what will you do?

This week I again wanted to highlight a different voice from my own. This is from a podcast I recently started listening to and I found the words (and the passion behind them) encouraging, inspiring, and challenging. As protests continue in many communities and a global pandemic continues ravaging the US (with 25% of worldwide… Continue reading What do you see, what do you hear, what will you do?

Agile · Planning · Product management

How much is too much?

Philadelphia sports fans are very familiar with the mantra: Trust the Process. But when it comes to software development many teams and leaders wonder how much ‘process’ is really needed. For those of us happily working in an Agile environment we reject the process-heavy development methodology known as ‘waterfall’ in which copious documentation and arduous… Continue reading How much is too much?

Agile · Communication · Planning · Product management · Prototypes

The real purpose of product roadmaps

If you’re involved in product development you’ve almost certainly been asked at some point to produce a product roadmap. This might have coincided with a client conference or been part of a request for slides to incorporate when talking to an important prospect, or it might have been part of an annual business review. Knowing… Continue reading The real purpose of product roadmaps

culture · movies · Other topics I care about · podcasts · Recommendations

Do The Right Thing

This week I want to take a short break from my usual blogging about product development for something completely different. If you have been following this blog over the years one thing you might know is that I enjoy watching movies. I recently joined a free online community on Letterboxd (you can connect with me… Continue reading Do The Right Thing