Change Your Focus and Ask The Right Questions – Impact!

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!

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

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

Nonviolent #Communication for #agile teams

I’ve written before about the communication challenges of a scrum team. For me communication is nothing special to scrum, but it is very important to find a common understanding when comes to collaborative work building features and talking about user stories. It also improves our daily lifes working on our behaviors and attitudes. I’ve bought an audio … More Nonviolent #Communication for #agile teams

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

Cloud first, mobile first – how to build products in a #PostPC era

        Last week I was able to do some homework and was watching some Microsoft videos from the latest #TechEd2014. One was about Windows 10 management and the evolving requirements in the enterprise:   (Source: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/WIN-B334) This was like a déjà-vu from different venues I was able to participate or watch. The story resonates very … More Cloud first, mobile first – how to build products in a #PostPC era