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

On learning

3 new paperback entries for my library: The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen Inspired by Marty Cagan Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland Although I don’t have as much time as I want for it, I like to read, as learning is the most powerful source of inspiration and knowledge. While I do have many books in electronic format, I enjoy more the feeling of reading and learning from the paperback ones. Electronic books sometimes just feel like navigating and scanning through the content. If product management or Scrum topics … Continue reading On learning

10000

Or the power of social media This is the number of views for my content in January this year, on one social media platform (LinkedIn). If I add the views from Facebook or the website the number is way higher. Is 10000 a number to talk about? For me it is, as in the entire last year I had less views. So what changed? I looked for advice, from people with far more experience in earning their paycheck from social media, and started to adopt their suggestions on how to generate more view, likes, shares, comments and in the end … Continue reading 10000

2019 Plans and challenges

2019 is the year in which I plan to invest more time and budget in developing my own brand. For doing this I have a vision, strategy and, of course, a roadmap. The top 5 items on my roadmap are: Branding: activities are in progress, the visual identity creation of my brand is shaping up. Social Media presence: LinkedIn: improved the look and feel of my page, added new posts so that the number of followers increases and I extend the reach of my target audience. Facebook: created and customized my FB page (consistent look and feel with my LinkedIn), … Continue reading 2019 Plans and challenges

Business analysis courses

Are you looking to make a change in your career to a business analyst role and you don’t know where to start from or if you have the proper skills? Luckily for you, business analysis courses are part of my services catalogue @Iulian Stoica Product Management & Scrum. Start your business analyst career NOW. #mentoring #teaching #learningcommunities Continue reading Business analysis courses

On simplification

As a business analyst, one of my main responsibilities is to help organisations to #streamline processes and to simplify workflows. Naturally, this “gift” is working also outside office hours. For example, when I pay online my utility bills on the utility provider website. It’s all nice and easy until you find some options which are there to make your life easier but actually they don’t. So I have the option to add my credit card details in my account, with the purpose of not typing them for each payment. Brilliant. What happens after I add one card and proceed to … Continue reading On simplification