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BA Summit 2021
27 September 2021
The largest gathering of business analysts and business analysis in the Southern hemisphere is around the corner! This year, like last year, the conference will be virtual. However, it promises to exceed ALL expectations. The speaker line up is epic and so are the topics up for presentations and discussions. The conference is themed and organized around the accelerated changes to business and personal lives globally – occasioned by yes, the...
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Eleven lessons from 11 years of marriage
26 September 2021
There is no substitute for open, honest conversations. ALWAYS keep the environment safe – as open and honest conversations only exist and thrive of the fertile ground of safety. Sometimes, all you need to do is listen. The time for solutioning will come and you will have the opportunity to say what you think could have been done better or avoided etc. You are your partner’s biggest cheerleader. Don’t cede that role, irrespective...
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Visual Communication - series teaser
20 September 2021
Visual communication brings to life the saying that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Product and project teams, especially those that are geographically dispersed and has a diversity of spoken and written language never underestimate the power that visual communication brings into aligning team members. There are a myriad of visual communication tools, techniques, and frameworks – ranging from the standardized to the general. In...
19 September 2021
Popularized by the wiz, Walt Disney. Plussing is a concept applied by product managers to make a good product great. It is easy to apply. You have a product in the market that customers are using (or you have just introduced what you believe is the MVP for your product). You ‘plus’ by planning, scheduling and releasing additional features to the product. With the aim of making a good product great! Or converting a bad product to a good...
17 September 2021
Short, self contained stories or reports of true events or people. Useful as a way to remember key points. Useless as a way of conveying important information. Useless because for those without context of what the anecdote summarises, the risk of misunderstanding rises significantly. So when creating anecdotes, include as much breadth and depth as you can manage. And when consuming anecdotes from others, ask a few questions: what is this really about?...
How big is it?
16 September 2021
Is it even real? The problem you are seeking to solve. Does it exist outside of your imagination. And that of your team? Is it in the bug report? Are the customers are asking for it? Are the customers using your product in a way that makes it clear you have a problem, or they have a problem, you need to solve? Are your competition doing it? Are there customers happy as result? Is fixing it worth all the time and energy you are devoting for it? Is...
15 September 2021
One of my favorite prioritisation tools. Short for: MUST haves. High priority items that the product/opportunity or challenge being addressed MUST have. These are product launch blockers. If you don’t have them in place, you don’t launch. Example: in South Africa and European Union, for any customer facing product, alignment to the privacy regulations (POPI and GDPR respectively) is non-negotiable. This is a MUST have! SHOULD haves. Important....
What are you afraid of starting?
14 September 2021
A YouTube channel? A course? A new career? A baking class? Sometimes, the fear we feel is healthy and can urge us on albeit carefully. Sometimes, it is crippling and it is the reason we never start or even try. Irrespective of the the type of of fear or the issue that is causing it, you may find that taking the time to begin to explore the options however slowly, however carefully, may diminish the fear. Start now. A step at a time.
13 September 2021
There are three groups of people who do research: 1. Those who research on social media (they run with the information, because they saw it on [insert social media of choice]) – this group, do no research. 2. Those who see it on Google [most don’t even go past the summary included in the search result] and/or those who ask others to Google it 3. Those who understand and apply the scientific method. The group includes the ton of people...
My strength - perhaps my weakness too
12 September 2021
Yeah – I know that quip so well. Make your weakness sound like a strength wearing a veil. So we go: I am a workaholic. I know I should do more to balance work and life, but I can not just stop myself whenever I have a deadline. Truth is, a lot of people have become adept seeing through this façade. I don’t even ask this question again when I interview people, because, what is the point? I design my interviews to tease out the weaknesses...
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