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The Product Mindset

by Jason Scherschligt | insights | December 17, 2020

Product skills and the product mindset help companies satisfy customers, win markets, and build their business.
The Product Mindset: It’s Your Users’ Product
The Product Mindset: It’s Your Users’ Product

Insight This is the second in our series of posts on The Product Mindset. See the first post in the series here: The Product Mindset. Several years ago, one or another of my daughters (I have three) said, "Whoa. Dad has an Instagram?" First of all, my Instagram...

The Product Mindset
The Product Mindset

Insight Product is enjoying a moment. Twenty years ago, when I first landed a job with the title of "Product manager, interactive media," not many people even knew what the job was. (Confession: I may not have even known what the job was!). Now every smart company is...

What’s New With Microsoft in Autumn 2020
What’s New With Microsoft in Autumn 2020

There are so many great things happening in the Microsoft space these days, it’s hard to keep track of them all. I for one continue to be amazed at the pace in which Microsoft releases new Azure products. With hundreds of available products surrounding compute,...

Software Development with Agile Hybrid Projects
Software Development with Agile Hybrid Projects

Is Agile the only way?Often software development projects in highly regulated industries combine delivery methods of both Agile and traditional. The complexity of delivering projects in specific industries such as finance, medical, insurance and education require...

What a Technical-Minded Scrum Master Brings to the Table
What a Technical-Minded Scrum Master Brings to the Table

5 Advantages of a Technical-Minded Scrum MasterEach member of a scrum team has a role to play in contributing to the team’s success similar to any sports team. All successful teams need a coach to foster cohesion, remove barriers, and generally support the rest of the...

What’s New and Interesting in SQL Server in 2020?
What’s New and Interesting in SQL Server in 2020?

There are several interesting or helpful and generally under-used SQL Server features that Microsoft added over time. In the future, I would like to dive somewhat deep into some of them. For now, here are some of the latest ones that I have found to be either...

Save Money, Fire the Scrum Master?
Save Money, Fire the Scrum Master?

So, you did itYou’ve hit your goal and implemented agile at your company. You feel like you’ve checked off the box and now understand all the “things” you are supposed to do to be agile. So you ask yourself “Why keep the scrum master?”It has crossed your mind and you...

The Struggle is Real: 5 Tips for Remote Collaboration
The Struggle is Real: 5 Tips for Remote Collaboration

At the beginningA month ago, I was at the office preparing for my normal week ahead. In a matter of days, we rescheduled all in-person meetings and started working remotely until further notice. As a consulting company, we are used to engaging with a remote workforce,...

Winning Over a Team
Winning Over a Team

As a Business Systems Analyst or a Business Analyst consultant, I have learned a new placement is never a walk in the park. It is extremely rewarding when there becomes a comfortability in the placement after you connect with your team. At first, there is general...

Pause, Plan, Proceed
Pause, Plan, Proceed

The process of planning is just as important, if not more important, than the plan itself.

Four technologies to investigate in 2020
Four technologies to investigate in 2020

The sdg Tech DNA night is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a time to take stock of the technology developments of the past year, revisit last year's predictions and think about where we're headed for the next twelve months. The front end development group...