One of the key elements of Agile product development is to get frequent feedback from users to validate that your development is headed in the right direction. One way I have been experimenting with getting this feedback is through weekly 10 minute ‘product videos’ that I make every Friday. In these recorded sessions I demonstrate… Continue reading Virtual UATs
Just a few brief thoughts today that I wanted to post yesterday but couldn’t find time to write up. This should be an obvious insight but somehow it gets missed. Leaders do not lead projects or initiatives – they lead people. And that means that people skills are vital for effective leadership. Communication – both… Continue reading Leaders lead people
As our company dives into a period of busyness and growth we are accelerating development of a new module on one of our core products. Moving this forward will involve me as Product owner wearing several hats (read more about what these different hats are here). Here are some of the key things I will… Continue reading Down in the weeds
[Sorry that my crazy week last week meant two late posts on my blog – including this one – but here at last is my “Friday” post on Agile. I fear the week to come will be equally busy but I have lots on my mind that I hope to share so I will get… Continue reading Setting Goals
I’ve been writing and tweeting lately about leadership, change, culture and diversity and wanted to share a few more thoughts on this confluence of topics today. Hopefully this isn’t too abstract but sometimes trying to write frequently means that it will take several shorter posts to get at the heart of a topic that I… Continue reading Leading for change
How can you change the set of behaviors and habits that a couple, a family, or an organization has developed over time? How do you shift the mindset that thinks, “This is who we are and what we do,” when sticking with the old way of thinking won’t produce the new results you want? I’m… Continue reading How do you change a culture?
Although I have talked about this topic before, I cannot write a series of blog posts about Agile planning without acknowledging one of the fundamental realities of software development that Agile so rightly embraces: sometimes your plans need to change. No matter how much time and effort you invest upfront trying to figure out requirements… Continue reading Incorporating new feedback