Why Underestimating Our Product Value Is Dangerous

Reading Time: 3 minutes Companies having an indifferent understanding of their own product values lack a product vision and product definition. They have a conception of the output only, but they don't have an overall conception of the outcome their products have.

The Need for Product Resilience in Volatile Times

Reading Time: 5 minutes To create resilience in Product Development, identify product variants as unique products; slice your value streams by customer-centric end-to-end product thinking only; and install product teams as cross-functional, cross-department entities only.

The Product Owner's Responsibility - Creating Business Value or Creating Something Else?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is Business Value only determined by maximising features delivered fitting the right time to ship the product to market? — Or do other aspects add relevant benefits?

Product Development: Keep it Simple!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Modern Product Development is complex by nature. You can't simplify everything. Complexity can be beautiful. Nevertheless, the decision to make the product as simple as possible and stripping it down is sometimes the better option.

Scrum is a Framework For Product Discovery AND Delivery

Reading Time: 3 minutes Doing Scrum with a value-driven mindset combines both: product discovery and product delivery. First, we start with an idea or problem solution (MVP). Then we refine and sharpened this idea continuously by demoing and discussing with the customer till together we agree on the best-suited product solution for the intended usage.

Facettes of Business Value

Reading Time: 4 minutes The notion of Business Value has multiple facets. Commercial Value is the functionality or work that translates into profit directly. Market Value increases the potential number of customers. Efficiency Value increases organizational efficiency and thereby decreases operating costs. Future Value increases the chances of more easily achieving one of the above values in the (near) future by investing in innovation and learning now. Business Value is an informal term that includes all forms of value that determine the health and well-being of the firm in the long run.

Products and Their Usefulness

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you ask Teams or Product Owners the question "What is your Product?" they often first answer with a list of functions and features. In the second attempt, then they describe the purpose from the view of the engineers and designers, and how they intend it. Very seldom does the customer occur.

How To Manage Dependencies

Reading Time: 7 minutes Software Project Management is managing all kinds of Dependencies. We have to deal with Technical Dependencies due to the SW tools we use and the product architecture decisions we agreed to. And we have to deal with non-Technical Dependencies caused by workflow and team dependencies due to the organizational work model and the design of our organization.

Who Benefits From Product Value In Scrum?

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you dive into Agile Product Development, resp. in Agile Software Development you get into a lot of new and abstract terms. One of the most blurred and therefore most fascinating ones is "Value" resp. "Product Value". However, the Scrum Guide 2020 is keeping very quiet about an explanation. In this post I argue for the customer to benefit from value.

What is Product Discovery & Product Delivery?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Product Discovery and Delivery are crucial in Product Development. In Product Discovery, we identify additional opportunities. In Product Delivery, we test continuously together with the customer our implementation.

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