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Manage Tasks, Assign Features, and Track the Product Team's Work
June 6, 2014
Manage Tasks, Assign Features, and Track the Product Team's Work

A product manager is nothing without a strong product team and capable engineers. You may have the greatest product strategy and visual roadmap ever crafted — but if you…

Innovation Wasteland
June 3, 2014
Innovation Wasteland

Creating great products is invigorating. And employees who have a chance to be creative should be the happiest people on earth. But your company probably never fully…

You Don't Want This Perfect Job
May 27, 2014
You Don't Want This Perfect Job

I have the perfect job to offer you — but you do not want it. You actually do, but cannot communicate how you could stretch to fill in the areas where you have limited…

"Design Thinking" Destroyed Us
May 19, 2014
"Design Thinking" Destroyed Us

Design thinking will cure all your innovation ills. It will remove any customer cruelty from your product or service and deliver nothing but honey and flowers and tender…

5 Signs Your Startup Co-Workers Have Your Back
May 12, 2014
5 Signs Your Startup Co-Workers Have Your Back

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

Remember That It's Business and It's Personal
May 6, 2014
Remember That It's Business and It's Personal

Do you ever lose sleep over what happens at work or have arguments that you replay over and over again in your head? You might call me sensitive, but I think one of the…

3 Reasons Why a Sprint is Not a Release
April 22, 2014
3 Reasons Why a Sprint is Not a Release

A very bright product and engineering leader at one of the largest media companies in the world asked me this morning. “What’s a release?” I never really thought a…

Rule #4 From the Manifesto for Agile Development
April 15, 2014
Rule #4 From the Manifesto for Agile Development

I asked my best friend, who happens to be a talented lead software engineer at a mid-size company, “What’s your favorite part of your job?” But he’s not the type of guy…