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”

Inspirations about #DBART Expert Talk for #ProductOwners

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

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

Beyond #Lean and #Agile

Marty Cagan inspired me to write two cents about my view of “beyond lean and agile“. I don’t have the experience like Marty, only 10 years in product management and 3 years as a product owner. Marty also pointed out how important the understanding of product managers vs product owners really is and how essential they are for building good products. Lean … More Beyond #Lean and #Agile

Impression of the exclusive Matrix42 Customer Round Table 2016

Last Tuesday we offered an exclusive round table for Matrix42 customers working with Empirum in our headquarter in Frankfurt. We initially invited all existing customers registered at the Matrix42 Marketplace at least subscribed products from the client management, compliance or service management category. Interested customers then needed to apply for this exclusive workshop with the senior management … More Impression of the exclusive Matrix42 Customer Round Table 2016

The right attitude for #scrum and #life – #Inspire

This week I am inspired by two posts I have found from my social network which made me think about the right attitude to scrum and life. So I’d like to re-share them in a post. #Engineer Job Is Not to Write Code http://t.co/LEuWOz2FEx < make the product better for our users; so true from a #ProductManager's … More The right attitude for #scrum and #life – #Inspire

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