How do you enable free flow of feedback without making it personal and judgemental? Candour is a critical ingredient if you want to encourage people to communicate without fear, and improve problem solving. What step should you take so that actually lead by example, instead of paying mere lip-service?
Some product roadmaps focus on achieving certain goals, and meeting some business criteria. Others focus on delivering features. Which one is better? You’d think goal oriented roadmaps would be better than feature oriented ones. But is this necessarily the case? Does maturity of your market and product matter? Are feature based roadmaps any good then? Roman Pichler thinks they do have a place.
Refactoring isn’t about moving code around just to make it look pretty, or just to reduce the code size. Martin Fowler provides a step by step example of refactoring, where thought the code size actually increases, the refactored code is way better. How so? Have a look.
There can only be one right answer. Well, that is one of the most common Agile misconceptions. Is there only one way to do Agile? And two more common misconceptions about Agile teams and Product Backlog.
Not all feedback is actionable and valuable. Trying to act on all feedback is not only draining, but it may lead to waste. So what kind of feedback should you ignore? And what sort of feedback should be actionable? Read it here.
How much attention should the Product Owners pay to how the product is actually used by end users, and the these usage patterns? How can they use this information to prioritise the Product Backlog?Here are four factors that Product Owners should consider from end user perspective.
Is it just the semantics? Products are what deliver value to the customers and essentially to the organisation delivering these products. Generally, projects are delivery vehicles which are used to deliver these products – a combination of activities that need to happen to enable the organisation to deliver the products. So how do roadmaps and constraints matter in this context? Should return on investment be measured in in case of the products or projects or both?