Ask the right questions – even when “there is no right answer”

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”

Trust Is Adding Value To Your Daily Work

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

Focus on Outcome and Value for Customers

Last Monday I had the pleasure to visit the agile Roundtable from the DBSystel with a great talk from Klaus Lepold at @DB_Skydeck. Beautiful view @DB_Skydeck #agileroundtable with @klausleopold pic.twitter.com/SgGaXHBvR5 — @Virtual_Patrick (@Virtual_Patrick) March 20, 2017 His talk was very inspiring especially for traditional companies with more hirarchies and project focus. His hypothesis and observation is based … More Focus on Outcome and Value for Customers

7 Dos and Don’ts of Communication: Shared Understanding and Alignment are the Objectives of Collaborative Work

This week I made an experience again which reminded me at one of my favorite movies “Groundhog Day” – the topic is about communication. There is plenty of literature written about communication out there, and I’ve decided to add my experiences as well. This is for me a continuous learning trying to get better in communication. Last year I’ve learned … More 7 Dos and Don’ts of Communication: Shared Understanding and Alignment are the Objectives of Collaborative Work

Lean on fire – how to built great products

Last week I had a great conversation about building products and how to maximize customer value. Due to this inspiring and compelling event I have read several articles about “Lean” including the mothership article The New New Product Development Game from Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka from January/ February 1986. Because of my learnings of Jeff Patton … More Lean on fire – how to built great products