Book review: “Running Lean”
Eric Ries started it and now everyone is doing it. It wasn’t that long ago that Eric Ries starting writing about the “lean startup”, evangelising a culture of continuous improvement within startups. Ash Maurya has also written a book on this subject called “Running Lean”. Published earlier this year, “Running Lean” offers a lot of practical tips on…
Learning about becoming a good product owner
I recently did a Certified Scrum Product Owner course (‘CSPO course’) facilitated by Gabrielle Benefield. Gabrielle is a very experienced product manager and agile specialist, who has worked closely with businesses and agile practitioners to establish agile development practices. Doing this course helped in driving home some of the key responsibilities of a good product owner:…
IBM buys DemandTec – What does this deal tell us?
IBM’s recent acquisition of DemandTec sits within IBM’s “Smarter Commerce” initiative. This strategy is all about enabling businesses to quickly adjust prices, promotions and other marketing efforts by analysing online and in-store buying trends. One could argue that this deal is just a takeover like many others. However, these are some of the things about…