[Charlotte] I’m thinking of getting the flatmates together to buy a house. Are you interested in joining? Want to buy a house with us?

That was the question that kicked off a whole new life chapter for me— a big moment! Followed shortly by another life changing conversation:

[Jody] If…

Shared value statements. Sometimes just words on a wall. Sometimes an enlivening north star. Why do so many groups of people insist on defining what they collectively value or aspire to?

Shared direction? Alignment? Feeling like part of the family? All good reasons. And there is another positive outcome of…

This is a summary of Mary & Tom Poppendieck’s book, called Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit.

Even though the book was written in 2003 — back in the days when the agile manifesto had freshly been born — it’s still relevant to today’s context. Today, with our catchphrase of…

I co-bought a home recently, with a group of eight people. I shared our story about the whole experience, in the hope that more people could see that home co-ownership is actually quite achievable. …

I find product management articles de-motivating sometimes. There’s lots of articles out there about what you can do when you’re a small company with high empowerment. But what do you do when you’re part of a big organisation that has a bunch of barriers to change? You’ve got existing customer…

Every big tech workplace I’ve been in the last few years — they’ve all been great at user testing, listening to customers, and validating their ideas with real people.

If that sounds familiar to you, then that’s a good thing. You have successfully listened to your customers. Now, consider another…

Organisations and new ways of working are creating all sorts of new roles and job titles. How do you make sense of a job that no one’s ever done before? …

Exciting, stressful, brutal, mysterious, huge… All these words are frequently used to describe the process of buying a first home. Now, take that massive process, and add more people to multiply the stress, excitement and chaos. I co-bought a home recently, with a group of eight. …

Product development companies really want their teams engaging DIRECTLY with customers.

There’s a shift happening in the product and software development industry. Technical people in teams are no longer relying solely on a product owner, business analyst or UX expert to represent customer needs. The gap between teams and their users is crumbling (and in many places, it has already well…

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