How to Crash and Burn – In Style

How to Crash and Burn - In Style

I just watched a video by YouTube channel ColdFusion TV about the worst company disasters.

One story was how Kodak, once a juggernaut in the camera business lost it all by refusing to develop the digital camera, despite have an early patent on the technology.

Kodak considered digital cameras a dead-end.

Another example was how Xerox invented the first desktops with a Windows-like graphical user interface and a mouse. Read More

The Agile Initiate Project Phase

Going from concept to initiate

The initiate phase has three inputs that originate from the concept phase, namely desired outcomes, project charter and an initial capability list. In the initiate phase we have closer conversations with the customer to ‘hear the voice of the customer’. We should have a value management team that works to flesh out the product backlog. This includes defining success criteria and the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

Product vision

If the product vision is unclear its worth investing time now to pin it down. Read More