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Ten Steps to Landing Change Well

Change is hard.  For more than a decade, I’ve used that simple reminder to start every discovery and transformation engagement. Even with that warning in mind, those responsible for leading change will often underestimate just how hard it can be to land meaningful change well. Change is a very personal thing.  In general, people will […]

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What’s a Product Owner to Do?

When I coach companies on Lean and Agile methodologies, I strive to have dedicated, co-located Product Owners (POs), Scrum Masters, and teams. In the 21st century and given our current context, many companies involved in a SAFe® transformation have POs and Scrum Masters who are leading multiple remote teams.  It can be challenging to coach […]

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POs and PMs: A Dynamic Duo

Welcome to the second post in our series about best practices to create a healthy relationship between product owners and product managers that drives product success. You can read the first post here. I’ve heard lots of metaphors used to describe the relationship between a product owner (PO) and a product manager (PM). One of […]

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The Four Startups Mindset

The digital startup’s ecosystem has evolved rapidly after it birth during the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s since then various species of startups have been given birth to in all kinds of industry and even emerged new industries. The likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Jumia and Interswitch in Africa have shown the level of […]

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How We Executed a Successful, Virtual PI Planning

Program increment (PI) Planning plays a critical role in ensuring cross-team alignment and collaboration. Typically done as a two-day, in-person event, PI Planning brings teams and leadership together to create program plans based on a shared mission and vision. As our marketing team approached its most recent PI Planning, we faced a challenge: how could […]

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The problems using agile in digital service delivery agencies

The Agile framework is effective for building digital products, but how can digital agencies work with agile, especially when client engagement is more prevalent? In my years of working in digital agency environments, agile can be inherently challenging, especially when each client has different requirements of varying time, cost and scope. For product companies, where […]

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Working with Technical Communicators in an Agile Team

The benefits of getting a Technical Communicator to be part of your agile team In this blog post I discuss how beneficial it can be to work with a Technical Communicator (TC) in your agile team — often known as a Technical Writer, Documentation Specialist, or Content Writer. This post is based on my own […]

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Customer Collaboration with Innovation Games

Photo Credit : Play In Business Market Research in Business Organizations Business Organizations engage in market research to get information about their customers and how their products are faring with the customers. Market research could extend beyond present customers, to potential customers to find information about the buyer’s persona and the target audience. This could […]

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Adaptive Management: Putting it all Together

How to be adaptive as a team and execute for ongoing success! This is the final piece of the adaptive management process I have written about previously. See Setting Up Ways to be Adaptive and Tools and Techniques to be Adaptive for more information. In this blog article, we will look at what all the adaptive […]

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