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How to: Validate Your Product Idea

Lower risk, test early to learn early There’s a thrilling product vision that inspires you. But will it really work? Don’t step in the trap to fall in love with your product baby. You might want to find out what works as early as possible, to avoid the risk of building something nobody wants. So… Read more »

Getting started with Kanban

Kanban in product development helps to organize the chaos of knowledge work and provides the basis for evolutionary continuous improvement of the flow of work for individuals, teams and larger organizational units. The purpose to use Kanban is to improve the time it takes for an item of work to flow through the system which… Read more »

How I learned to stop talking and start playing

Guest Post by Philip Baumann Two of the most inspiring events I attended in 2015 were the Product Owner Dojo (#PoDojo) in Berlin in March and in November. “Wait a minute!” you are saying. “The same training event twice?” Yes, it was indeed a unique and highly inspiring experience both times for two reasons: No… Read more »

Lean UX to create products customers love

It’s all about the user’s perception of the product “A work of art is made entirely by those who look at it or read it and make it survive by their acclaim or even their condemnation”. (Marcel Duchamp) People love products when they realize gains or relieve pains while making use of it. This experience… Read more »

15 Minutes Culture Mapping

Why bother about work culture? In the last Agile Game Lab hosted at King’s Berlin office this week we tried out the culture map beta version from strategyzer, for a version with trigger questions download this pdf. We believe that what an organization is capable to create is tightly coupled to the work culture within… Read more »

Jeff Gothelf at #PoDojo Studio

Last week Jeff Gothelf was our guest at #Podojo Studio hosted by Soundcloud. Jeff talked about “Almost Everything I’ve Learned From 5 Years of Lean UX” followed by a fishbowl session. Here are some pictures of the evening.

Learning like Karate Kid

Our Style of Training: Expect Action Learning “You know the movie about Karate Kid? Karate Kid learns a basic Karate move by putting up and hanging his jacket hundreds of times, desperately not understanding what this is for until a final physical insight helps him put the pieces together.” This quote from Udi Miron posted… Read more »

Three modes of working to design a Value Proposition

The Value Proposition Canvas is a visual tool that you can use to model concepts and ideas of how the product or service you are creating may add value to the lives of your customers. It helps to quickly create alignment within a team and with stakeholders, brainstorm, compare and explore alternative paths of thinking… Read more »

Interview with Katharine Jarmul about what makes an organization irresistible

We ran a post last month about the trials and tribulations of finding your A-Team, ending the post with a promise to continue this dialog. With employees acting more like free agents now more than ever before, we chose to hear from one of our readers, Katharine Jarmul, a free agent developer, who has never… Read more »