Trust is a pillar for many organizations nowadays.I remember seeing on the tv displays at the office many times a day the ubiquitous message “Microsoft is built on trust” when I worked there.Many organizations following the trend come up with similar mottos, insert the trust narrative into their vision, mission, or values. Every company claims to be […]
“We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” Agile Manifesto In these days the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of Agile Manifesto! Like the discovery of fire, agricultural and industrial (R)Evolutions, it will take time to get many onboard, establish new cultures, let new languages emerge, affirm […]
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.