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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…

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…

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…

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…