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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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Agile · Definitions · Jobs to be done · Leadership · Principles · Product management

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

Decision making · Product management · Reblog

Focus Is About Saying No

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
As Product Management leaders, enhancement requests come at us from all directions. But are all requests equal?  And do customer requests supersede what is already on the roadmap? As your products become more mature and more complex, prioritization becomes more critical. Several coalescing experiences over the past week reminded…

Development Effort · Effectiveness · Product management · Reblog

Where to focus development effort

I read a lot of blog posts and articles about product development and recently came across a really insight one from the folks at Intercom.  Here’s a link: https://blog.intercom.io/first-rule-prioritization-no-snacking/. The premise of the blog post is that development teams can easily be distracted by low effort/low impact work (the “snacking” in the title); they can also… Continue reading Where to focus development effort

Agile · Decision making · Ideals · Leadership · Principles · Product management

People > Process > Product

You’ve likely heard many of the jokes before.  There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can’t.  Or there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.  Or maybe even there are two kinds of people in the world:… Continue reading People > Process > Product