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Why we Fought SAFe and how we Lost, by Stephen Culligan

BY Sarah Oliver on July 3, 2020

Stephen Culligan shares an honest and humorous tale of a ‘failed’ attempt to take on SAFe as a consultant in a large enterprise company, and the lessons that came out of the experience. Despite setting and aligning clear product, business and technical goals, employing modern product discovery techniques, and defining the North Star, the project Read more »

Let go of past success to achieve extraordinary results by Barry O'Reilly

BY Imogen Schels on May 5, 2020

In his recent talk, as part of Mind the Product APAC, Barry O’Reilly, author of Unlearn & Lean Enterprise, explained how we can all break the cycle of our learned behaviours to achieve success, even in this time of chaos. In this post, we provide a detailed overview of his talk, sharing his advice, suggestions Read more »

Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

BY Matt LeMay on September 17, 2019

Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary. Surely we’ve all noticed the increased emphasis on “strategy” as a core competency for product managers? Of course, keeping tactical work aligned Read more »

Empowered Product Teams by Marty Cagan

BY Petra Wille on June 7, 2019

At this year’s MTP Engage conference in Hamburg I had the pleasure to introduce my personal product management idol Marty Cagan to our audience. He spoke about one of his favourite topics: empowered teams. He started by asking the question why more companies don’t truly empower their teams – because everybody knows that empowered teams Read more »