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Yin, Yang, The What, and The How

April 13, 2011
yinyang

Great product teams understand what a product does and how it works are interconnected and interdependent…and focus on the boundary between the two.

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The Roadmap Integrity Process: An Overview

March 6, 2011
Project bubble chart organized into four quadrants.

What exactly is the Roadmap Integrity Process? In a nutshell, it’s a lightweight methodology for transforming a list of vague and often, half-baked ideas for new features, enhancements, and even engineering/architecture work, into a solid operating plan that accounts for execution risk.

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The Secret Sauce: Managing Uncertainty and Execution Risk

March 5, 2011
Uncertainty

Uncertainty is the missing link in how we plan and execute software projects. By asking one simple question for every project, long before you start, you can have a very good idea how many challenges you are likely to face along the way.

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When Business Goals Are Lost in Translation

March 1, 2011
Hey, at least they tried.

We’ve invested more effort into formulating business strategy and the best practices of building software than we have into figuring out how to accurately map one to the other. As as result, sometimes things are lost in translation.

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