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. Continue Reading

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? Continue Reading

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, em uma adaptação permanente às mudanças da indústria moderna. Foi para mim uma grande inspiração para pensar em como podemos reinventar nossos produtos em cada ciclo de entrega, orientando recursos limitados para as iniciativas certas do portfólio, priorizando a demanda e permanentemente satisfazendo o cliente. A foto da capa é Continue Reading