Defining Key Performance Indicators in Software Development

Have you ever delivered working software not knowing what the key performance indicators (KPI’s) were before and after? As a product owner, it’s easy to get caught up in constantly delivering features and not putting enough emphasis on the why and what. In my previous blog post, I discussed using the scientific method approach to … Read more Defining Key Performance Indicators in Software Development

Using a Scientific Model Approach to Problem Solving

Rushing to solutions, not using data, moving on to the next item, do any of these sound familiar? Many organizations and people operate this way. It is something I have struggled with myself in multiple positions and industries throughout my career. So how do you change this way of thinking and operating? In the book, … Read more Using a Scientific Model Approach to Problem Solving

Determining Priority and Value with Business Stakeholders

As a Product person, have you ever had difficulty prioritizing work and deciding which items hold the highest value? Try having a session with your respective business stakeholders prior to starting development to prioritize work based on business value. This means having stakeholders from groups such as marketing, operations, sales, etc. assign a point estimate … Read more Determining Priority and Value with Business Stakeholders

Agile/Scrum?

I see a lot of postings by organizations stating they are Agile/Scrum. The words are almost used interchangeably in many industries. What do these words mean? When I think of the word Agile for an organization, in simplest terms, I think of being able to move quickly. In terms of software, how quickly are they … Read more Agile/Scrum?

Visualize Your Product through a Product Road Map

Does your company use product road maps for planning and growing the product toward the vision? Product road maps help build alignment among stakeholders and the product development teams. Here are some things I have found make up a valuable product road map: Focus on high level customer defined features being shipped over the next … Read more Visualize Your Product through a Product Road Map

Adding Value

Do you ever get the feeling that the processes at your organization aren’t adding value? Most likely, many of them aren’t adding value in terms of a Lean mindset. A typical process is 95% non-value added (NVA) to 5% value added (VA). The Lean Electronic Health Record The good news is that by focusing on … Read more Adding Value

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