What is Situational Leadership


Leaders need to adapt they management style to fit the performance readiness of their teams. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard created the concept of situational leadership in the field of organisational behaviour. They said that "readiness" not only varies by person, but also by task. People have different levels of ability and motivation for different … Continue reading What is Situational Leadership

5 Levels of Agile Planning


Within Agile, planning is done continuously. Planning is about working out what to do, and that must come before working out how long it will take. In this post I would like to present a process that will allow team members to understand the whole sequence of planning from vision to user story. Level 1, Vision: … Continue reading 5 Levels of Agile Planning

Top Components of an Elevator Pitch


The elevator pitch is as important as the business plan, some people call it twitter pitch (but I think 140 characters might be too short). Bplans explain what components a perfect elevator pitch must have; every single angle of a business plan in a short visionary version is laid out. Top components of an elevator pitch: … Continue reading Top Components of an Elevator Pitch

In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?


If after three or four sprints you notice your velocity is not where you had hoped it would be, do not panic. This might happen, this is why you need to set expectations accordingly and told your client not to trust your initial plans. The good news is that by the time you know about … Continue reading In Agile, What to do if Team Velocity is not as you Planned?

In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?


When your customer discovers what they really want in their project, ask them how they would like to handle it. You can push out the release date or add more resources (which is like saying we are going to need more money), or you can drop some of the less important stories from the to-do … Continue reading In Agile, How to Handle New Client Requirements?

Agile Product Development


In agile product development is very hard to have the best product right away, so commit to rapid and continuous improvements is the way to go. Of course, the messiness of trial and error may seem uncomfortable, but action allows us to learn at a faster rate. The following insightful story comes from the book Art & … Continue reading Agile Product Development

Strategy and Customer Understanding


Your customer experience must support your corporate strategy. You need to work and focus on defining the customer experience that best aligns with: corporate vision, target market value proposition, your products & services unique strengths (competitive advantage) financial objectives core values Be aware that the wrong customer experience would confuse your customers and send them … Continue reading Strategy and Customer Understanding

Digital Project Management and the 5Ds


The 5Ds in project management is a phase breakdown of large milestones that every project team needs to complete. This model gives a full vision of the tasks and deliverables for each phase. This process is thought with Agile / Scrum Project/product methodologies in mind. We call these phases the 5Ds: Discovery: validates the business reason … Continue reading Digital Project Management and the 5Ds

Business Tips From 37signals


Jason Fried is the Co-Founder and President of 37signals, a Chicago company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. 37signals manifesto, as they say "It's a collection of 37 nuggets of online philosophy and design wisdom. It's a great introduction to the 37signals' school of thought and … Continue reading Business Tips From 37signals

Digital Product Management


Almost every new service Google launches is a beta, a test, an experiment, a work in progress. Why? because launching and getting data from the market is the best way to improve a product. Of course, the market can find errors, but companies must be pleased to get help to find those errors, for the … Continue reading Digital Product Management