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Lean-Agile Product Management by Jez Humble

Jez Humble, author of “Lean Enterprise” and “Continuous Delivery” is now teaching a semester at Berkeley on Lean-Agile Product Management. And he has shared many slides, and amazing references on the Syllabus page for this course. Enjoy it:  https://leanagile.pm/syllabus.html
Category: Agile & Lean

How to create your 3D book cover

Here is a step-by-step on how I created a 3D book cover for my eBook. Find a blank book cover template (Google Images or your preferred site) Open pixlr.com/editor/  , a free online image editor Open image from computer, then open the blank book cover template Layer / Open image as layer (open your flat
Category: Author

Participative management at Semco

At ProdConf 2015, Clóvis Bojikian shared a little about the beginning of the of participative decision process at Semco. Clóvis Bojikian is Semco’s former HR director, and helped Ricardo Semler to implement the participative management in the company in the 1980s. Clóvis and Ricardo wanted to try new things and create a more participative decision
Category: Leadership

How to provide balance between the minimum and the product: the seesaw and the MVP

Just the other day I was at the playground watching my son riding the seesaw. In a given moment, he was riding the seesaw with another kid with the same weight, later came a heavier kid, then a lighter one and lastly, one stood up and the seesaw was tilted to one side. That made
Category: MVP

What is Scrum?

Scrum is an agile framework to solve complex projects. Scrum was initially built to software development projects, but it has been applied in any scope of complex projects and innovative work. Scrum is especially adequate to projects with requirements that change fast or are highly emergent. The software development with Scrum progresses through a series
Category: Agile & Lean

[slides] Digital Transformation & Innovation: how to approach it?

Below are the slides for my talk Digital Transformation & Innovation: how to approach it? Digital Transformation & Innovation: how to approach it? from Paulo Caroli The world is changing faster and faster. With the advent of internet, mobility, social networks and cloud computing, things got really accelerated. When I was younger, the rise of
Category: Product Management

Handwritten retrospective notes: Can you read it?

Can you read the notes on the image below? What about the next image, is it more readable? I thought it was only me, but I realized many people suffer from the same problem: really ugly handwriting. Now imagine many ugly handwriting notes together. Welcome to my world: facilitating retrospectives for amazing geeks that can
Category: Retrospective

[New eBook]: the lean product guide

I have a new eBook to share with you: “The Lean Product Guide: A practitioner’s guide to building viable products customers love“ If you’ve been following my site, you know I was very influenced by lean startup and design thinking. From all of my content, most commented eBook is the ToThePoint. I love the subject
Category: Agile & Lean

The Experimentation Sprint Framework

The Experimentation Sprint framework is a Scrum adaptation for the explore phase (from the lean enterprise book; explore -> exploit). Typically the experimentation Sprints start after a ideation/discovery workshop.   The Experimentation Sprint The Experimentation Sprint promotes an experimentation period, typically one or two weeks, depending on the experimentation team’s preference. During the Sprint period,
Category: MVP

combining retrospective notes

I love post-it for combining retrospective notes Post-it. One of the best inventions ever! Everyone is on the same room having a retrospective. People write their individual notes on post-it. Then they place the notes on a board. Aha, someone recognizes two notes are about the same topic. Thanks 3M for creating post-it! You simply
Category: Retrospective
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