If you are out of software industries and you are planning to hire and IT Product Owner, you must read this post!

The Product Owner role for a software product in an industry which core business is not IT is, in my opinion a business enabler, sometimes a business transformation agent and an innovation partner. Someone who his success depends on the success of the business he supports. Sometimes it reminds me a wedding relationship, an alliance.

Get ready for a Release plan negotiation!

A release plan is an extremely important negotiation process. It should be factual based, considering dependencies, anticipating risks and sharing with your Product Owner concerns, plans to improve the product in non functional requirements (e.g. QA, Security, Performance, etc.). You are managing expectations, challenging how reliable is the predictability of your dev team. But should you only consider your MPP? How can you avoid emotions in the release planning process?

Portfolio Management: How can we capture and prioritize demand in a Lean and Agile approach?

(Düsseldorf, Alemanha) Estou no meu caminho de regresso a casa de fim de semana longo em Antuérpia, a cidade de Rubens, um centro logístico que foi reinventado ao longo do tempo, … Continue reading Portfolio Management: How can we capture and prioritize demand in a Lean and Agile approach?

How can Design Thinking be extremely useful during the Digitalization process in traditional industries?

(Algarve, Portugal)-The digitization of traditional industries reveals major challenges that imply consensus between many and different parts. Defining a vision, a strategy, a program or a set of projects is … Continue reading How can Design Thinking be extremely useful during the Digitalization process in traditional industries?

Moscow – a reference technique helping you to define Product Roadmap or MVP priorities

Sometimes when we are requested to present a Product Roadmap it is hard to start… Start from where? Which features? Which inter-dependencies? How to define priorities? Priorities in the order of the tasks or in the features to enhance product value? MOSCOW can help you 🙂

How abstract really are story points?

I already did many Refinement meetings (or grooming meetings, as you prefere it). I think those are my favorite AGILE ceremonies, that moment where after a delicious, creative and smart discussion everybody selects THE CARD!!! There you observe so many things: who leads, who knows, who loves risk, who is more cautious, who influences, who will implement it 🙂