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My 8 steps to beating ‘new Product Owner’ impostor syndrome… almost

My 8 steps to beating ‘new Product Owner’ impostor syndrome… almost

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For over a decade now, my career has focused around understanding what customers are trying to achieve, and working with development teams to produce products and tools that make achieving these things easier for customers. That’s nearly a third of my life. And yet in spite of this, that nagging feeling that maybe I’m just […]

What if there was no backlog?

What if there was no backlog?

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The biggest backlog I’ve ever come across contained around 3,500 items! I can’t imagine any product owner or team who could really understand what was in it. It got me thinking – why did it happen in the first place? One of the conclusions I drew was that product owners, not wanting to say ‘No’ […]

Make your retrospectives fun with these games

Make your retrospectives fun with these games

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In my team we conduct a retrospective every two weeks. On each occasion, we try to keep things fresh and stop the same format from killing our ability to spot and discuss a growing problem. We were inspired by a paper on rotational cleaning and how regularly changing your cleaning process avoids bacteria strains resistant […]

Want to improve your product? Stop coding.

Want to improve your product? Stop coding.

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We all know that what developers want to do with their time is write code, but in Logistics Planning we took a whole week away from that. So why? And was it really worth it? I began working for Ocado Technology in October. In this short time we have moved from basic principles to build […]

An innovative approach to capture innovative ideas – Product Owner blog 3

An innovative approach to capture innovative ideas – Product Owner blog 3

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I find that people put an overwhelming focus on product innovation, but not necessarily on innovative approaches to capturing those novel ideas. With this in mind I decided to focus my efforts on finding a new way to stimulate idea creation for our team. I knew I wanted to actively pursue a 10x product, and […]

What technology do you need when working with teams not collocated? Product Owner blog 2

What technology do you need when working with teams not collocated? Product Owner blog 2

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In my first blog post I illustrated the many factors to take into consideration when building a cohesive team. This time I want to explore the technology available. Can you make do without technology in building an effective non-collocated team? For me the answer is yes. But would that team be as effective and could […]

How to work with teams not collocated – Product Owner blog 1

How to work with teams not collocated – Product Owner blog 1

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As a Product Owner working with a team across two different countries, there are lots of problems to tackle to make sure projects run smoothly. In this series of blog posts, I will explore how my team and I have overcome issues. For a bit of background info, I’m based in Hatfield and my colleagues […]

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