What would you bring to my team? – Asked the hiring manager during one of the Microsoft interviews.Agile! – I answered right away. Few months later -fresh in my role in Microsoft as Azure Cloud Solution Architect- just back from my Microsoft Ready and induction bootcamp in Las Vegas, I talked with some colleagues about […]
“Firms today experience a much higher velocity of business change.Market opportunities appear or dissolve in months or weeks instead of years.” Diego Lo Giudice and Dave West, Forrester
“I wanted to make deals, but I also wanted to learn more about how they engineered their products to stay fresh. I found that the key was agility, agility, agility. We needed to develop speed, nimbleness, and athleticism to get the consumer experience right, not just once but daily.” Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh
I am writing this post to celebrate my experience at Microsoft. I was inspired by an episode of Beyond the Blue Badge Podcast hosted by Microsoft Alumni Association which I am a member of. I was hired as Apps & Infra Technical Solution Specialist at the Sales Technical Unit in Dublin. Our division grew incredibly […]
Shu Ha Ri is a Japanese concept that describe different levels of mastery. In the Shu state you know all the rules and the forms. You repeat them till your mind and body fully absorb them. Deviations are usually errors that can lead to dysfunctions but if corrected soon can lead to learning and improvement. […]
Today, I would like to write about another important set of attitudes and abilities that a good product owner (PO) should possess. As mentioned in the article I previously posted, PO doesn’t need to be technical to deepen his or her view and understanding of the role. Having a wider visibility and taking ownership on […]
In part one, I wrote about the myth of existence and need of technical product owners. We left our hypothetical PO at a party answering few questions around his or her product. As we saw, the product owner needs to own the product knowledge base. If you are a PO and you wouldn’t be able […]
Today I want to write about the product owner (PO) or product manager (PM) role and not to provide a definition or list responsibilities but address a specific myth.
I am talking about the myth of the existence and the need of a technical PO.
When we speak about motivations there are many important differences between riding and driving. Put carrots and sticks aside. It’s time to drive! It’s time to envision your destination and create the conditions for better journeys.
I read an article where someone proposes to rename the role Scrum Master, following the latest trend of renaming everything that contains the word Master. We shouldn’t remove the word Master from our vocabulary. It is not the opposite of slave. Coming from latin magĭster (derives from magis «more») and means who knows a discipline […]