“There is a problem in the industry today.” That line is in itself a great way to start any product pitch, but Marty Cagan, (author of “Inspired” one of the best Product Management Books) used to shed some light on a growing problem in the world of Product Management.

The CSPO Pathology

Interestingly, pathology refers to seekers of the cure, not the disease itself.

In…


Running design sprints is one of the most powerful tools you as a Product Manager, but how to run these now that we are working mostly from home? …


Running design sprints is one of the most powerful tools you as a Product Manager, but how to run these now that we are working mostly from home? …


Running design sprints is one of the most powerful tools you as a Product Manager, but how to run these now that we are working mostly from home? …


At some point in the lifecycle of our product the challenge of scaling arrises, and with it a whole boatload of complexity. In this blog we’ll explore why that is happening and what you can do about it.

What is scaling anyway?

Three analogies for scaling

It seems such an obvious question, isn’t a…


There’s just too little time in the world and putting my money where my mouth is, let's run an experiment. Imagine you are looking to lift your product organisation to the next level, you browse through a couple of books and find the table of contents below. …


For the last six years I asked this very question every every consulting assignment. Regardless if the customer was looking for more agility, better strategy, conflict resolution or just for a cup of coffee. The answers are typically a facsimile of the organisations problems.

Heavily inspired by Tom Fishburne but now with actual answers

So what is a Product?

Why…


A stepping stone in the river of complexity

One of the more challenging aspects of Product Management is to create a tangible relationship between the work we do today and the business strategy. Product Goals are an often overlooked mechanism that can help you in this area.

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll…


“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you’ve killed my father, prepare to die”

In the classic movie “The Princess Bride”, the lead character gives a perfect description of his role. He opens with a polite greeting, shares relevant personal details and manages expectation. When it comes to Product Owner Role descriptions they are rarely that clear.

Right off the bat, I am no…


It may be hard to deal with the fact that things will never move back to normal

COVID-19 radically changed our business. I love training and I love to be in the classroom with my students, the interaction, the ah-ha moments, it’s what gives me energy and sharing knowledge is such an amazing thing to be part of. It all broke down early 2020 when we all…

The Product Samurai

Agile Product Management inspired by eastern martial arts

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