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Incorporating AI into design – a framework of considerations

Just recently I’ve been doing some work which involves incorporating AI into design. As part of this work, and because of a broader interest I’ve been doing quite a lot of research and thinking around how we can approach the… Continue Reading →

Indie Game: The Movie – Lessons in delivering great products

I recently got round to watching Indie Game: The Movie. First and foremost, this is a great documentary about Indie Game development, it gives an insight into the intense world of game development and shows what small passionate teams can… Continue Reading →

5 tips for getting User stories to the right size

One issue I often see in Agile is user stories that aren’t sized appropriately. This can cause issues in completing within a sprint and can create large fluctuations in velocity. It often results in items that are poorly defined and… Continue Reading →

An Existential approach to Product Management

It’s amazing how many different disciplines have applications in the world of software development and product delivery. I’ve just finished a book about a philosopher called Kierkegaard, he lived in Denmark in the early part of the 1800’s and is… Continue Reading →

5 tips for successful process reengineering

Over the years there have been many trends revolving around the Six Sigma and Lean methodologies. These methodologies can be hugely successfully in achieving improvements in processes, however too often I have seen them fail because they tend to focus… Continue Reading →

Why aren't offices more like classrooms

My 8 year old daughter recently asked me what I’d been doing at work, and I showed her some pictures I’d take in the ‘War Room‘ being used for work in my organisation (unfortunately I can’t post the pics for… Continue Reading →

Tips on carrying out User Research

User research was the focus of a recent London Product Tank meetup. There were 3 inspiring speakers as always so I thought I’d summarise the key themes I noted and add some thoughts of my own. 1. Do it, some is… Continue Reading →

Everything a priority? – Techniques for prioritisation

Are your stakeholders telling you everything is a priority? Here’s an approach for prioritisation. It was my final term at university and getting close to exam time. I was in a revision class for one of my courses when the… Continue Reading →

The Product Vision Workshop

A quick and simple way to get a clear vision for a product to be developed is to use Roman Pichler’s Vision board as part of a product vision workshop. I won’t describe the contents in detail here as there are plenty… Continue Reading →

Setting expectations when transitioning to Agile

One of the most important steps when embarking on a transition to Agile is to set expectations for what it actually means, how it will change what the team does and how this will impact the business. Stakeholders will have… Continue Reading →

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