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Seven Things I Learnt from Product G&T Retreat 2018

Over the course of 3 days, close to forty product practitioners, founders and coaches met at Ubud, Bali to meet, learn and feast together, all for the purpose of deepening our understanding of how to build great product experiences. These are seven things I learnt from Product G&T 2018. 1. Being outside, leads to out-there … Continue reading Seven Things I Learnt from Product G&T Retreat 2018

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How to stop negative feelings from affecting your conversations

How to stop spreading negative feelings in the workplace. You are a manager leading a team. You had a great morning, cleared your inbox, completed a slide deck and you are heading to a one-to-one with John. You see him, greet and proceed to start the conversation. John looks frazzled, anxious, angry even. The conversation … Continue reading How to stop negative feelings from affecting your conversations

The two sides of measuring performance

Measuring Performance with Indicators and Metrics Management guru Peter Drucker who pioneered modern management is often quoted saying: "You can't manage what you don't measure" To manage performance we must first define performance. What is performance? My simplified definition of performance has three components: what we want, how long to get it, and what we're … Continue reading The two sides of measuring performance

To manage scope creep, Product Owners must be nightclub bouncers

To manage scope creep, Product Owners must behave like night club bouncers. Every project suffers from scope creep as it is impossible to identify all the requirements of a project before it ends. The how of managing creep is not to eliminate it, but to manage what's in an what out. To illustrate managing scope … Continue reading To manage scope creep, Product Owners must be nightclub bouncers