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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…

September 4, 2013

A New Approach Called the Waif Startup

Can you ever be lean enough? Follow these 5 basic principles of the Waif Startup — a tongue-in-cheek approach to taking the Lean Startup methodology even farther.

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…

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.

July 21, 2013

The Alpha Engineer

The Alpha Engineer rules Silicon Valley and all great technology ecosystems. He holds the highest rank in technical communities worldwide and is rewarded with the…

July 14, 2013

Help! — My Product Manager Lost His Mojo

Brief periods of misdirection and confusion have happened to me and every product manager I have managed or worked with. When it happens, it’s everyone’s responsibility…