Successful companies have mastered and learned to focus on execution to run their business. But focussing on execution could be a trap, because there might be better ways to solve their customers’ problems, especially when it comes to disruption and disruptive technologies. In theory you want to disrupt yourself before someone else is disrupts you. … More Change Your Focus and Ask The Right Questions – Impact!
Chef vs Cook A chef is expected to try lot of new things and come up with creative new dishes. Cooks are expected to make a dish efficiently with a little variation. But rather than focussing on business operations, you’ll need to constantly come up with new recipes. This is why creative environements and culture … More Creative Culture
As a product owner I’m often being involved in discussions about building and doing it finally right. But what is right? What is the common understanding in doing it right? It depends on so many dimensions the counterparts are demanding and the finding about doing it right in building software is simple: There is no … More Ask the right questions – even when “there is no right answer”
Thursday morning notes while reading the lean mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck: Focus on optimze the whole > focus on eliminating waste Focus on potential customers > focus on adding features for today’s customers Focus on experimentation > focus on predictability Focus on impact > focus on productivity Focus on resiliency of decentralization > … More Lean Principles
In our industrialized world where we live today with mobile phones, computers and much more technologies, a rational fear for individual survival is so far away and rare than ever before. So what are people afraid of? Failure! The fear of failure is a really one of the biggest poison in creative environments like building software. Celebration Grid … More About the Fear of Failure
Yesterday evening, the DBART (Deutsche Bahn Agile Round Table) Expert Talk started about Product Owners at @DB_Skydeck with people from the following companies: Hot topics The expert talk was introduced in a world café format with the following topics: Backlog Management Product Owner No Gos #PONOGO Role of the Product Owner Agile Contracts (Traditional) Project Manager meets … More Inspirations about #DBART Expert Talk for #ProductOwners
Size matters and size comes in different flavors like for example value, cost and time. All dimensions correlate somehow into results depending on the metric you’d like measure. Stop! Do you even measure one of those dimensions on a regular base? Do you make them transparent? For whom? Colleagues, your boss, your team, your organization or … More Trust Is Adding Value To Your Daily Work