Agile · Definitions · Principles · Product management · Reblog

Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner

Thanks to a LinkedIn group I subscribe to about Product Management, I recently came across a multi-part blog post by Ellen Gottesdiener of EBG Consulting discussing the different expectations behind job titles of product manager and product owner. Here is a link to part one: https://www.ebgconsulting.com/blog/product-manager-product-owner/ I encourage you to check it out. If you’ve read… Continue reading Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner

Agile · Change Management · Communication · Planning · Principles · Product management · Reblog

How to react when things change

I’m continuing my midsummer reblogs this week as I take a little vacation. I’m revisiting some of my earliest blog posts from 2012 and finding that the ideas that originally motivated me to start this blog still resonate for me today. Posting at a slightly different time so I don’t get lost in July 4th… Continue reading How to react when things change

Agile · Communication · Customer conversations · Leadership · Product management · VOC

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

Agile · Innovation · New features · Problems · Product management

Learning by listening

Yogi Berra said it best: “You can observe a lot just by watching” (image from quotefancy). I had an opportunity last week to do some of that watching at a conference that brought together practitioners across the industry for which my team develops software. Working on product solutions in an Agile environment makes it vital… Continue reading Learning by listening