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Aug 8, 2018

 

A common pitfall that Product Owners need to be aware of is behaving with authority they don’t have.  A lot of people refer to this as PO’s and PM’s thinking they are the “CEO of the Product”. Bob Galen joins us on this episode to talk about some errors he sees in this approach and discuss from his recent...


Jul 25, 2018

 

Very rarely does a Product Owner get to work with a newly formed team. Getting started is a very important step so that the team understands what the goals, expectations, and vision of the product they will be creating. In this episode, you will hear some tips, strategies, and some audio clips of me doing just that...


Jun 27, 2018

 

Hearing from fellow Product Owners is a good way to learn more about the role.  Having others share their experience and journey can give you ideas, insight, and practices to add to your situation. Last episode had a call to action and Paul Foster answered. In this episode he talks about this journey of getting...


Jun 13, 2018

 

Being comfortable with risk and uncertainty is a hallmark of a great Product Owner.  Understanding how to deal with unknowns or potential issues can help PO’s plan better, show value sooner, and reduce how nervous other people are.  Risk is a something that will travel with us as our products come to life. Keeping...


May 30, 2018

 

In order to communicate effectively, PO’s need to be excellent listeners. We must be able to understand and relate to what the person or group we are talking to are trying to tell us.  Sometimes, we might even agree with them. When we can actively listen and turn on all the listening skills, we really start to...