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VCs Will Not Save You from the Startup Death Spiral
November 11, 2013
VCs Will Not Save You from the Startup Death Spiral

Your startup is in a death spiral if the following is true — your team is making more and more radical bets, despite fewer and fewer indicators that your efforts will be…

Why Does DevOps Think They Are the TSA?
October 28, 2013
Why Does DevOps Think They Are the TSA?

So you are the Operations Manager — gatekeeper of everything good — and the go-to-guy for everything infrastructure. You help keep engineering from releasing the…

Publish A Beautiful Product Roadmap
October 21, 2013
Publish A Beautiful Product Roadmap

How often do you get asked for your product roadmap? Or, questioned about when feature X is going to be delivered? Sharing your product roadmap with the sales team,…

GitHub for Code and Aha! for Product Roadmaps
October 17, 2013
GitHub for Code and Aha! for Product Roadmaps

Do you need an easier way to tie code changes to the product roadmap that drove them? If yes, we just made that a lot easier through an integration with GitHub. While…

Scrum — Your False God of Innovation
October 15, 2013
Scrum — Your False God of Innovation

Scrum will make a zealot out of you. And a growing number of product managers and engineering teams are fervent disciples. The problem is that it does not lead to…

Kanban Cannot Save You From The Engineering Death Spiral
October 3, 2013
Kanban Cannot Save You From The Engineering Death Spiral

Your company is in an engineering death spiral if the following is true — your team is becomes less and less efficient, despite more and more measures being implemented…

The Lean(est) Startup
October 2, 2013
The Lean(est) 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…

$0 -→ $200M in nine months  [Startup lessons]
October 1, 2013
$0 -→ $200M in nine months [Startup lessons]

I never actually was in a business that grew from zero to $200 million in sales — but I have often dreamed about it. And that counts for something. I am a big thinker and…

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…

Automatically Import Features From Jira Into Aha! for Roadmap Planning
September 23, 2013
Automatically Import Features From Jira Into Aha! for Roadmap Planning

You can now import issues directly into Aha! from Jira. This builds on our existing Jira integration. The added import capabilities are important for product management…