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A Better Product Backlog
September 30, 2013

A Better Product Backlog

If your product backlog is like mine was, it’s a mess. But it’s not your or your team’s fault. That’s how I see it, because I am not a sloppy person and you probably are not…

Why do Scrum Fanatics Hate Time?
September 10, 2013

Why do Scrum Fanatics Hate Time?

Time can be understood, unless a scrumdamentalist is in the room. Because then time is replaced with a point, but that point cannot be known. It’s just relative to other points —…

A New Approach Called the Waif Startup
September 4, 2013

A New Approach Called the Waif Startup

I like the Lean Startup methodology, but I am not sure it goes far enough. I am now recommending a disruptive new approach which I have aptly named the Waif Startup. It’s so lean…

Did Your Product Manager Really Say That?
August 29, 2013

Did Your Product Manager Really Say That?

Everyone I know in technology picks up jargon and funky talk as a way of fitting in or standing out in the office. Sometimes the ‘MBA speak’ is used to obfuscate what is really…

Managing Requirements: Who's in Charge Here?
August 26, 2013

Managing Requirements: Who's in Charge Here?

Efficient requirements management takes skill even in single product / single target market companies, but in more complex organizations it takes real expertise.

Hey Sales Guy — Stop Pissing Off The Engineers
August 18, 2013

Hey Sales Guy — Stop Pissing Off The Engineers

So you are the sales god — savior of the business — and the go-to-guy when that deal must get closed to save the quarter. You can sniff a wanting customer through your smartphone.…

How to Choose a Great Co-Founder
August 15, 2013

How to Choose a Great Co-Founder

You might call me sensitive, but I really wish my co-founder would ask how I am doing a bit more often. But aside from that, we are a perfect match. He is the technical genius, who…

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