Finding a New Apartment: Part I

After college, most people find a job and move into a new apartment. Well, after finding a job as a requirements analyst, the next thing I needed to do was find a new place to live. However, I had one slight problem. I was trying to find a new place …

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Product Roadmaps for Internal Software Products

When I was a product manager for a commercial software company, one of the things that we regularly created was product roadmaps. These were tied to the vision for the product, and how we thought we could reach that vision. All requests to change our product were evaluated against our …

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Scrumism: “Current Course and Speed”

One thing Scrumism teams get used to when I’m working with them is “current course and speed.”  I especially take care to explain this concept if I’m working with management, or those who aren’t very familiar with things like backlogs and velocity. When presenting a roadmap, you basically lay out what …

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