On knowledge transfer

In the last 8 years of my work experience I was part of different software development teams and all of the initial steps for each individual team consisted of a knowledge transfer phase. With each team and project, the knowledge transfer phase experience was different, but not completely new. So, a couple of common “good” practices (I rather name them “good” instead of best practices) were observed and improved over time (you know what they say: inspect and adapt). The “good” practices compose a knowledge transfer plan, which is consumed in a couple of iterations until all subtopics are covered. … Continue reading On knowledge transfer

On agility

Did you know that faster time to market and faster innovation are the top two benefits of organisational agility? According to the THE ELUSIVE AGILE ENTERPRISE study, conducted by Scrum Alliance together with Forbes, other top benefits are: improved non-financial results employee morale ability to attract and hire top talent improved competitiveness improved financial results ability to better manage across geographies/verticals In the rapid pace of technology, innovation and development we are in today organizations need to deliver results faster than ever. The Take-Away Agility is not only delivering products faster than the competition.It belongs to the enterprise level of … Continue reading On agility

On crafting products

Do you have an idea which can be transformed into a great software product? And maybe you don’t know which is your next next step or how to proceed? From determining the product market fit, spending enough time in both problem and solution space, creating the strategy, the road map, the backlog, prioritizing the product backlog items, finding the right technique for defining first version application scope I can guide your effort and transform the idea into a product customers love. There are many other items to consider, besides the above list. Luckily for you, I know them too. Interested … Continue reading On crafting products

On Agile mindset

We hear more and more often about the individual terms Agile and mindset but also about the concept which results by combining them. But what is an Agile mindset? In my opinion, an Agile mindset is based on the following pillars: The ability to have a clear vision about own work and teamwork, from small topics to larger topics like product vision The ability to understand what inspect and adapt really means – inspecting the results at the end of each period of work (sprint) and adapt activities planned for future periods of work (sprints) The ability to understand change … Continue reading On Agile mindset

On problem space

In product management, problem space and solution space represent two very important concepts. The first one comprises all the customer needs which will be addressed by a new feature or product. The second one is represented by the product being developed to address the customer needs, or can be even a partial representation of it like wireframes, prototypes. We see daily products failing although the solution seems to address existing customer needs. So, why does this happen? In a large percentage of situations, it is because the product teams spent insufficient time in the problem space and the majority of … Continue reading On problem space