Honesty and integrity are important, not just for personal and social reasons, but for business reasons, too. Being honest (to others and ourselves) about our decision-making helps us make better … Continue reading Writing for honesty and integrity
Adversity isn’t welcomed, but if we are forced to recognise it we can use it to our advantage. I was thinking about this recently after one tech leader commented to … Continue reading Operating in adversity
I’ve spoken a lot in the last few articles about the work of good product managers, and how they deliver more than just features—things such as security, reliability, performance, and … Continue reading An example of good product management
I’m quite certain that when I first encountered product managers working with software teams I didn’t really appreciate the value they brought. I certainly did appreciate the people themselves—they provided … Continue reading Appreciating product management
A short time ago I wrote that productive conversations come from intellectual honesty and engaging positively. But intellectual honesty is important for organisational culture, too. Without this things can go … Continue reading Intellectual honesty for sustainable progress
I was asked the other day about creating a technology strategy, and how to ensure it’s something that the rest of the organisation cares about. By default, the non-technologists in … Continue reading How do we make technology strategy relevant?
Most organisations I know change the way they do things. That’s partly because of the nature of my work and the kind of situation I’m asked to help with, but … Continue reading Are you prepared for the cost of change?
I was once working with a very large organisation helping deliver a new online service. As we were going through the first project phase we were linked up with an … Continue reading Security is for our customers
Some time ago I wrote that “Teams first have to not only deliver, but also be seen to deliver.” I was thinking about that general idea again recently, but in … Continue reading Being seen to do the right thing
I discovered the importance of project and programme governance several years ago. I was working with an empowered and effective team delivering a project to a distinct budget and deadline. … Continue reading Discovering governance