Reading fast and a lot: I do and you can too

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"How come you read so many books?". This question is posed to me all the time. And usually, I have the same answer - I shrug, smile and give a non-committal response. Now, I realize that's not really helpful; so, I am going to lay bare some truths from my perspective. I will address this … Continue reading Reading fast and a lot: I do and you can too

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Low Hanging Fruit

low hanging fruit

What is the Low Hanging Fruit Activity? During workshops and inceptions, there are often problems (or opportunities if you are a positive minded) that are identified, which are quite easy to solve and have an inordinately high ROI as far as value or customer buy-in is concerned. If a concerted effort is not made to … Continue reading Low Hanging Fruit

Prepare for Product Ownership with these 5 Brilliant Books

prepare for po with 5 brilliant books

Introduction You have taken on a new role–that of a Product Owner. You are excited and raring to get at the job. But it is also overwhelming; wondering what you are getting into. The more the role leans towards heuristics, instinct and experience, the more ambiguous it is and the greater the feeling of being … Continue reading Prepare for Product Ownership with these 5 Brilliant Books

5 Unique Challenges in Managing a Social Good Product

5 unique challenges in managing social good products

  I have worked as the product manager for Bahmni, an open source Hospital Information System developed by ThoughtWorks. During this period, I learned product management as applied to social good products. This article has my observations. First, a few definitions and postulates. Organizations create commercial products to make money for themselves. They do this … Continue reading 5 Unique Challenges in Managing a Social Good Product

Building a Product Management Team

building a product management team

This was originally a note, I penned when I was the Product Manager for Bahmni, to kick start the building of a team of product owners. It is presented below with edits only for hiding identities. Introduction Purpose The purpose of this document is to Articulate the salient points of working as a Product Owner Articulate … Continue reading Building a Product Management Team