The 18 Characteristics of a Great Product Owner

A Great Product Owner…

PO

Embraces the product vision. A great Product Owner represents the customers voice and creates a product vision together with the stakeholders. Every decision is taken with the product vision in mind. This ensures sustainable product development, provides clarity for the development team and increases the chances of product success drastically.

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5 years leanlabs.com

I’ve almost forgot the 5th birthday of leanlabs.com
First post was Jack be Agile – Jack be Lean

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Must-Read Books on the History of Software Engineering

Must-Read Books on the History of Software Engineering really cool list!
i’ve started with
Showstopper

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A Field Study of Technical Debt

Complexity is the main hurdle which we need to overcome.

Really great article

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Beyond Chef and Puppet

You can find Ten essential DevOps tools here:
here

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Startup Lab workshop: How Google sets goals: OKRs

• OKRs ! = PRM directly
• Q based
• Good data points.
• OKRs are public; everyone in the company should be able to see what everyone else is working on (and how they did in the past)
• Objectives are ambitious, and should feel somewhat uncomfortable
• Key Results are measurable; they should be easy to grade with a number (at Google we use a 0 – 1.0 scale to grade each key result at the end of a quarter)
• The “sweet spot” for an OKR grade is .6 – .7; if someone consistently gets 1.0, their OKRs aren’t ambitious enough. Low grades shouldn’t be punished; see them as data to help refine the next quarter’s OKRs.

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Masaaki Imai – Definition of KAIZEN

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The art of innovation: Guy Kawasaki at TEDxBerkeley

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Dr. Clayton Christensen delivers 2012 Pullias lecture at USC

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Dilbert: Disaster Recovery Plan

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