November 23, 2011

Do you find yourself not being sure exactly what it is that was agreed to at the last Product Review meeting? Do you find yourself thinking you are right about what the feature changes are and wondering why the others remember it all so differently? As a Product Owner,...

November 2, 2011

Everyone I meet wants to build beautiful products.  Many fall in love with a great product (e.g. Apple’s) and only want to emulate what they think constitutes beautiful or great. I frequently see engineers and product managers getting emotionally attached to an abstrac...

November 1, 2011

Agile Scrum has added some confusion to the way products are built with its introduction of the Product Owner. The need for both a Product Manager (PM) and a Product Owner (PO) depends on how much responsibility is given to the PM.  If the PM is overloaded then he or s...

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