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Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

What Chess Can Teach You About Product Management

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Chess — the game of kings. For most, chess is a lifelong journey, a skill crafted over years of study. But, unlike most chess enthusiasts, I didn’t discover chess until well into adulthood…and several years after I jumped into the field of Product Management. However, this late discovery afforded me the chance to recognize the parallels between this ancient game and the emergent field of technology Product Management. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

INVEST Questions Are More Than Just Yes Or No

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It’s no secret that agile teams thrive on collaboration. So much so, that this phrase has been echoed as a warning against over-detailing stories for decades. But, even the most agile-leaning teams tend to benefit from some refinement to their stories to create clarity on what the team is trying to achieve with those stories. Read more...

Ronan Dunlop
Productivity

What does it really mean to be a happy Product Manager

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Let’s face it, being a Product manager is stressful. Deadlines, metrics, team dynamics, changing priorities, attention to detail, big picture thinking, oh and backlogs that continue to grow and shame us with their mere existence. It’s also not uncommon to think we’re not doing as well as we could and that other organizations are probably doing a better job. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Focusing On Predictability Over Velocity

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One of the challenges that organizations who are new to agile often face is a perceived loss of insight into their teams’ progress. After all, if an agile approach asks teams to forego the creation of a detailed upfront plan then how will that organization know if their teams are on track? Read more...