Agile Product Consulting Toolkit

Agile Product Consulting Toolkit 5 Key Areas to Excel as a Product Consultant or Product Coach There is a new acronym trending: VUCA. It stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. VUCA perfectly describes our world, accelerated by the pandemic and a low-touch digital economy. The good news is, there is an answer. The antidote…

Agile 2021: Negotiation Techniques for Stakeholder Management

We had a great time presenting at Agile 2021! Unfortunately, the workshops at the conference are not recorded. So we decided to make them available via other channels. For the materials, the best is to visit the original Medium blog, which has links to the long negotiation recording, a worksheet to download to practice while…

Making Tech Debt Visible

Making Technical Debt Visible 4 steps to make it visible and the easy math to build the business case As a Product Owner, there is nothing more frustrating than using valuable development time to deal with technical debt. We use the debt analogy to remind us of the imperative need to mitigate it, to keep our products…

3 Steps to Grow Your Product Mindset

To read the previous post on 4 Principles to Grow Your Product Mindset, click here. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customer.”~Seth Godin There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about…

The Product Mindset Manifesto

Or… the 4 Principles to Grow Your Product Mindset One day we had full schools, workplaces, gyms, and spas. The next, we were all at home. With COVID-19, our world changed overnight. With “The Great Pause,” came “Stay at Home.” As the novel coronavirus escalated, another dilemma erupted that many anticipated but hoped would not…

Scrum AND Six Sigma – Can they Coexist?

14 November 2019|Business Agility, Design Thinking I have clients in two diverse domains – material sciences and life sciences – that are currently investing in maturing their business agility using Scrum. Recently, both clients asked about introducing Six Sigma practices into their organizations. They pose the question – can Scrum and Six Sigma co-exist? The…