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Build the Machine That Builds the Product
February 10, 2014
Build the Machine That Builds the Product

When we talk about innovative companies and organizations, we mean those which are consistently successful, not just lucky. However, when we have conversations about this…

Those Pesky Release Notes and Product Management
February 6, 2014
Those Pesky Release Notes and Product Management

Release notes are unglamorous — unless you need to know what was just released. There’s no shame in admitting they they are a pain to write and often get ignored.

Scrum Can Save and Destroy You
February 3, 2014
Scrum Can Save and Destroy You

Scrum can save and destroy you. And sometime it does both in just that order. Only those unaware or unafraid will admit that they are not “agile” converts these days…

Launch Planning and Product Management
January 28, 2014
Launch Planning and Product Management

Great product launches create heroes. And product teams have the best product launches when they have clear goals, deliver the goods on time, and everyone is on the page.…

A 90-Day Plan for Recovering Kanban-ers
January 17, 2014
A 90-Day Plan for Recovering Kanban-ers

There is growing unrest. As quickly as lean and ultra-lean approaches to software development have emerged, so has a nasty backlash. We see this daily as we talk with…

I'm Agile But My CEO Could Not Care Less
January 8, 2014
I'm Agile But My CEO Could Not Care Less

The developers and I always want to get on with it and build stuff in a sprint-to-sprint fashion, yet our CEO wants to tell everyone where the company will be in two…

Fear is Not What is Holding You Back
January 7, 2014
Fear is Not What is Holding You Back

Do you often wonder why you sacrifice your personal aspirations for what’s comfortable? Have you always wanted to pursue an idea or start that company, but have given up…

Buyer Personas and Product Management
December 19, 2013
Buyer Personas and Product Management

We all build the best products when we instinctively understand the challenges our customers are facing and what they are trying to accomplish. This is easy if we do the…