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Weekend Reading – What is Product Management?

Dear all, In the current transition from “Projects” to “Agile Delivery” that we perceive even in our large corporate customers’ IT departments, all of a sudden a structural gap appears: While management provides the WHY in the guise of a business strategy and dev...

Weekend Reading – Halloween Long Reads

Dear all, No reason to be scared of long reads! Since it’s an extended weekend for many of us, I thought I’d share some from my current reading list of with you: Seeing Around Corners by Rita Gunther McGrath Finally finished it yesterday. An inspiring and contemporary...

12 Reasons for OKRs to Fail

We start our journey to our dreams by wanting, but we arrive by focusing, planning and learning. (Christina Wodtke) Recently discussing OKR learnings with a team of OKR coaches from a corporate client, we arrived at 12 reasons for OKRs to fail: 1. Using OKRs without a...

Weekend Reading – Outcomes over Outputs?

Dear all, should we manage for Outcomes or Outputs? Doing a lot of OKR-related work recently, I see many organisations struggle so much with getting "stuff" done – creating output – that they have a hard time agreeing on how to tackle the problems that they were...

Weekend Reading – OKRs in the Real World

Dear all, OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are a great tool to improve alignment and effectiveness of organisations in a transparent and self-organising fashion. This weekend I'd like to share learnings from real world OKR implementations: In their discussion at the...

Weekend Reading – Does Agile Need an Update

Dear all,   Does Agile need an update? Agile's been around for 20 years+ and it has evolved well beyond the Agile Manifesto's software-centric world. Many of us see teams struggle with ever more complex forms (think SAFe!) and non-software applications. Alistair...

Weekend Reading – What is a Product?

Dear all, What is a product? In increasingly web-based environments, the lines between products, features, and components are becoming increasingly blurred. This discussion also flared up a couple of times during the workshop I was running yesterday. Which got me...

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