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Why you should use outside product managers

Note: This was originally published on the 3Pillar blog and has been republished with permission An engineering candidate asked me why a product development services company like us has product managers. I loved the...

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Talking planning with Peter Morville

Recently I sat down with Peter Morville to have a fascinating conversation about planning for his new book. Peter is a very accomplished information architect and author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web,...

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Pre-Mortems are great for kickoffs

The first few weeks of any product development effort are tricky. You are trying to figure out what you’re doing and how to work together. The expectations are always high and the timeline short....

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Teams and roles part 2: What the research says

Just about all the work we do and our clients do are in cross-functional teams. I see teams struggling with roles and ownership so I’ve been searching for answers in academic research. Roles are...

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RFPs are the worst

I am in the services business to help people do product development well. RFPs make me crazy because they make it so hard for me to help. They made me feel like I’ve got...