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Wrapping the first arc

Over the summer I’ve been reposting some of the blog entries I wrote when I first started this blog 5 years ago. I’ve enjoyed revisiting my thoughts on key elements of how to be an effective Product Owner in an Agile software development environment; I’ve been in this role on our company’s flagship product for… Continue reading Wrapping the first arc

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Share the praise

Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
I have the privilege of working with some great people.  Both our technology team and our business team recruit bright and hardworking folks who care about the clients we serve.  As we grow our product expertise and as we look toward launching new offerings in the months to come, I am…

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Just a little change

Continuing my summer revisiting some of my favorite posts from 5 years ago, here’s another in my early blog series on the key concerns of a product owner. I hope you enjoy these thoughts on how to think about changing requirements in an Agile development environment. Sometimes it is the supposedly little changes that introduce… Continue reading Just a little change

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Product owners stand on a bridge

Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
A big part of how I see my role as a Product Owner in an Agile environment is to bridge the gap between the business and the developers.  On one side of the bridge is the Product Manager, whose primary goal is to hear and relay the voice of the market. …

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The Mom Test

This morning I had the chance to facilitate a discussion with some product leaders in my firm about the first half of Rob Fitzpatrick’s book The Mom Test. This is a wonderful book (and a quick read) about the right and wrong ways to talk with clients and prospects about issues they face. We’ve been… Continue reading The Mom Test

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Voice of the customer

I’ve written before about the importance in Agile software development of listening to the market to learn about painful and pervasive problems people will pay you to solve, and I’ve talked about ways that my team is engaging in more of these “voice of the customer” or “VOC” conversations both in person (where they work… Continue reading Voice of the customer