Product Discovery Trio? Or better: Product Discovery Dimensions!

I’m a huge fan of product discovery and dual track development, Jeff Patton originally brought me there the first time in 2013 in his CSPO training. Thankful since this day, I’m trying to establish dual track development on team level, as I’m convinced, that this is the way to build great products. As I worked … More Product Discovery Trio? Or better: Product Discovery Dimensions!

/now and 2021

Long time no see. Last year and COVID19 was quite a ride so far. As I focused in 2020 more about myself, I was not able to write blogposts like I intended to. At the end of last year finally the print version of the latest book by Derek Sivers “Hell yeah or no” arrived, … More /now and 2021

A Potpourri of Product, Organization, Team and Individual Thoughts

TL; DR A tweet by John Cutler made me think over two weekends, so I wanted to write about it. It ended in a much broader spectrum, overview of concepts, methods and statements than expected. I sure could have split it smarter into multiple posts, but wanted to dot the line between them how organisation … More A Potpourri of Product, Organization, Team and Individual Thoughts

My Personal Impressions and Views of the 3rd Edition #MTPEngage in Hamburg 2019

My personal experiences and highlights of #MTPEngage I’d like to write down and share my thoughts about the 3rd edition of #MTPEngage in Hamburg. The conference itself was split into three days of learning and inspiration: May 22nd Leadership day (by invitation only) + movie documentary May 23rd Workshop day + product blind dinners May … More My Personal Impressions and Views of the 3rd Edition #MTPEngage in Hamburg 2019

Focus on Learning, Context and Empowerment

Why learning is so important? The biggest waste in software development: building the wrong thing! Marty Cagan was right: half of the time or 50% the product manager is wrong with his ideas. It’s not about keeping everybody busy, it’s learning what’s the right thing. Focus your attention on that. The Proven Learning Process Learning … More Focus on Learning, Context and Empowerment

Roadmaps, Expectations and Empowerment

TL;TR Use roadmaps to discuss scope as objectives and outcomes you’d like to achieve. Don’t use roadmaps to write down features or track output. Work with themes: problems, needs and objectives. Don’t use dates in roadmaps. Use features and experiements as possible customer solutions and only track them in a plan, if really needed. Empower … More Roadmaps, Expectations and Empowerment