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Agile Requirements with Karl Wiegers: What’s the Big Deal?

Agile development approaches are currently used in most software organizations at least some of the time. With the rise in popularity of agile methods, business analysts and product owners often use the term “agile requirements” to label their work. We do not care for the term “agile requirements” because it …

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I’m Not Working, I’m Learning.

While talking with my roommates the other night, the topic of career paths came up. My roommates are all engineers in some regard, and as a result, they each have a decently defined career path. I, on the other hand, continue to think about what my career path as a …

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Seilevel And Blue Fish Join Forces

For 18 years Seilevel has been helping Fortune 1000 companies figure out what to build and Blue Fish has been helping those same customers build it.   The History Seilevel is a business analysis and product management company I founded in 2000.  I joined forces with Joy Beatty, and along …

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What Spongebob Taught Me About Product Management

SpongeBob taught me a lot as a kid. Sure, he taught us about imagination, entrepreneurship, and Texas, which was all very useful. But, if you look closer (as I have in recent years) you’ll notice that SpongeBob also teaches several important lessons about Product Management. Elicit User Feedback Early and …

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Do This One Little Thing

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close… But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice …

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From analysis to delivery: BPM tools as accelerators

I recently had the opportunity to work with a company that had a long sales and construction process.  In their industry it generally took three months to complete the process, but with this company they knew it was taking much longer.  They were challenged to even measure what their cycle …

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Bring your Playbook

Have you ever bought something that required assembly or a new gadget/software?  Did you read the assembly instructions or the user manual?  I have an engineering background, so every once in a while I will forego the manual and just try to figure it out.  When I have the time, this works …

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ATX Wave of Transformation

Seilevel recently held an event in Austin focusing on driving transformation in organizations.  It was a terrific event; anyone who follows me or Seilevel on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook saw various pictures and comments from the event as it was happening.  I know I learned a lot! We did livestream …

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