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Scrum mania

December 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

There was a scrum mania around me. The software development team had been missing deadlines and producing buggy code. The business team felt frustrated because they were not getting the features they wanted to market and sell. Let’s implement SCRUM! Let’s be iterative and get things out quickly! The company sent a few program managers […]

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Deal with "internalized conflict"

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments

As a product manager, I often find myself internalizing conflict: sales team wants development team to build a new feature or customize an existing feature so that they can close a deal. Engineering team has its own schedule and resource constraints. They don’t like to be distracted by the one-off request. Plus, sales tend to […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Get Project Done · Product Management