Roadmaps are Rubbish and OKRs are OK

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Advanced Product Management Part 3. Some really interesting concepts covered in this session. Roadmaps aren’t great – they can show things too far out for a truly agile company. They may be good as a fancy investor device but to work from, they aren’t Agile enough! Remember, “Working software over comprehensive documentation” Tbh. I’ve always…… Continue reading Roadmaps are Rubbish and OKRs are OK

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Spending minutes, not meetings

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Why I really love Adobe Xd is I’m able to send product designs to the team and iterate on the design over a matter of minutes rather than meetings. Individuals and interactions over processes and toolshttps://agilemanifesto.org/ If you saw my last post you’ll know we’re designing a progress tracker for part-time post-graduate students. Here’s the design…… Continue reading Spending minutes, not meetings

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Advanced Product Management: Turning vision into Strategy

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Just putting in to practice my learning from the APM module I’m taking. This is turning a product vision into a strategy. The problem, our students have full-time jobs and fit in their Masters level study around their lives and employment. This means doing short bursts of work, then feeding the kids, then returning the…… Continue reading Advanced Product Management: Turning vision into Strategy

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Vision: “A vivid mental image, especially a fanciful one of the future”

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Advanced Product Management recap for day 1. Well I was correct on how much talk there was going to be in this course! But to focus on the +ve’s. The course is demystifying what a vision is, and how I’m already partaking in vision work. It is demystifying what vision strategy is and how I’m…… Continue reading Vision: “A vivid mental image, especially a fanciful one of the future”

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Advanced Product Management (Day 1)

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Today is day 1 of the Advanced Product Management module on udemy. I’m hoping it’s a tonne better than their first module, “intro to PM” which was talking and taaaaalking. However, since this new intro started out as, “first we’ll talk about vision, then we’ll talk about…” we’ll see! Here’s the learning outcomes I’m aiming…… Continue reading Advanced Product Management (Day 1)

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Labour as a multi faceted diamond and not a two-faced coin

I really hope this weekend Labour and Momentum were sitting at a table talking amicably about how to get in to power as a team. We need them to come together to find common ground and represent all Labour voters , activists, MPs and bring with them various positives, history and teams they have. Clearly…… Continue reading Labour as a multi faceted diamond and not a two-faced coin

Giving power to an engine of positive social change

That’s what we stand for. Positive change for a fairer society. All our efforts in the Labour party should be to focussed on bring power to enact that message. Should Labour be looking to bring back “working class” voters? Well, does it bring power to the engine of positive social policy? So obviously yes it…… Continue reading Giving power to an engine of positive social change

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Why Femi didn’t talk to persuade, but to push his views

https://twitter.com/Femi_Sorry/status/1134946939743682561 Divides won’t heal unless people are willing to converse properly and fairly. I think Femi doesn’t talk to persuade in this video, but to push his views and for a public “rotten tomato throwing”. Are you talking to persuade, or to push your views? This conversation is unreal on two fronts to me, the…… Continue reading Why Femi didn’t talk to persuade, but to push his views

Is EdTech Still Relevant?

This post is a submission to the OpenBlog challenge #OpenBlog19. As people who work in the business of supporting educational technology you’d be surprised (and probably a bit disappointed) if we said no EdTech is not still relevant, it’s not. But it’s a question that’s fairly regularly asked. It normally starts along the lines of…… Continue reading Is EdTech Still Relevant?