Product Management

Speaking at Agile 2017: Develop better products by understanding jobs-to-be-done

I will be speaking at Agile 2017 in Orlando this year on how we can use jobs-to-be-done to improve the way we deliver products and services. Abstract: Jobs to be Done (JTBD) is an interview technique and way of thinking for revealing deeper insights into why people choose a product or service. Using JTBD helps us to avoid building stuff… Read more →

Agile Greece Summit 2016 #AGRS16

I recently presented at Agile Greece in September 2016.  It was a great experience to finally travel to Greece – my neighbour country – and meet a lot of amazing people who are passionate about improving the way we delivery products and services. There were some great speakers from various organisations Spotify, King, Ericsson and others who shared their experiences and… Read more →

How to Train your HIPPO #ACE2016

Have you noticed the impact when someone more senior in your organisation shares their opinion? Meet the HiPPO: the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion. Sometimes it’s subtle and unintended. Other times it’s more direct and intentional. Either way, the HiPPO is a dangerous animal in Product Development. When we allow the HiPPO to drive decision-making we hide critical assumptions. Value and… Read more →

#LKFR15

Designing Better Experiments “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Josh Billings (not Mark Twain). The vast majority of software we develop is worthless – not because it was written poorly, but because we discover that nobody wants it. This can be heartbreaking and demotivating… Read more →

The secret power of Product Managers

Product development is all about making difficult choices. As Product Managers we are frequently faced with a series of difficult trade-off decisions. Should we build this extra feature or use the time to pay off some technical debt instead? Should we invest in building out a new upsell opportunity or use the time to improve the experience of an existing product?… Read more →

#LKNA14 San Francisco May 5-8, 2014

We’re coming to San Francisco! Looking forward to hearing some fantastic speakers talk about modern management methods and share a few stories and thoughts of our own. We’ve got a couple of slots: The first will be a talk on Tuesday about Black Swan Farming — tilting the playing field to discover, nurture and speed up the delivery of value.… Read more →

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