Stop the Minimum Viable Bullshit
What is a product?
Ok, that’s it. I’ve had it. My patience is done and now its time to blow off some steam. Don’t get me wrong, many of the ideas in lean startup are very useful. But I wish everyone and their mother would stop using the term MVP so loosely. Everywhere I go, people are proud to […]
Maximum benefit Scrum: a holistic approach to product value
A product is a solution that serves a customer need. This is the most concise and to the point description of ‘product’ I can come up with. In the below article I’d like to unpack it. Defining a product always starts with its customers. Someone out there should have a need that the product can […]
Purpose of a product? Serve customer needs!
Agile & specifically scrum generate maximum benefit when they include the full chain of value delivery. This includes testing, deployment AND maintenance. Plus anything else that makes sense to include in the Scrum Team(s) to optimize value delivery. So when you are trying to use Scrum or other Agile approaches and want to get the […]
Customers first or employees first?
Recently I shared my thoughts on what should come first, your customer or your employees in a small post called ‘Customers First or employees first?’. Now I’d like to revisit this topic, because Steve Denning wrote a quite brilliant, comprehensive article about this topic. In this article I will apply Steve’s arguments to Products instead of […]
Customer first. Always. No Customer -> no product or service -> no employees. Nina Maurer asked on linkedin: “Customers first or employees first?“ This seemingly difficult question popped into my feed because of Chris Lukassen. His reply is brilliantly simple: “Neither and both, you need to strike a balance. Suggestion: “people first”” Yes, when we […]