So, I’ve been interested in Blockchain and its applications for a while. In the beginning, I became fascinated by the concept of decentralized money. I even started trading cryptocurrencies (not in a profitable manner, yet 😉). Soon I realized that there was so much more to it.
This is my attempt to share, as Product Manager/Owner, some of the knowledge I gathered in these past few months.
Let me warn you, I’m not an expert nor a Blockchain developer (although I’m interested in becoming one, someday, maybe). …
How important is for people working in Product to have a cross-functional team? The TL;DR answer: it is very important. However, If you’re using Scrum (like almost 80% of teams using an Agile methodology) I think that there’s a little tiny detail that is not quite covered in by the framework that might give you several headaches.
It certainly gave me quite a few.
What does being cross-functional exactly mean? Simply put, it means that the development team should have all the capabilities and skills necessary to carry out all the complex work required to actually deliver value. And by…
There are many different ways of doing product management. We all know that. One might say that there are many ways as product managers out there, and this is often the case. After all, we are all different and we have different approaches to different situations. Some PMs are more technical. Others focus on the business side of things.
Different types of products will require PMs with different skill sets. However, in my opinion, there is one key aspect that is not quite covered by the available literature. …
Being “Agile” it’s not easy. Sure, it looks simple enough. But using any of the widely available agile methodologies is quite challenging. Requires a great deal of commitment and effort. Even for experienced teams.
Many things could go wrong. From having difficult clients to a product with no vision. Or even worse, running out of funds before hitting the market because of a bad backlog prioritization. However, one of the most common causes of Agile teams not being so “agile” are anti-patterns.
You might be asking, what’s an anti-pattern? Well, simply put they are a recurring response to a recurring…
It’s been a while since several national banks across the world started working on building their cryptocurrencies. The People’s Bank of China has DC/EP (Digital Currency/Electronic Payments. Yes, that’s the name), an alternative to their fiat currency that is currently in a pilot phase.
Sweden’s Riksbank has begun testing its Blockchain-based cryptocurrency, the e-Krona, as a way to end with paper money. And the same thing is doing The Central Bank of Uruguay with its e-Peso.
Provider of good luck, Product Owner, and Blockchain developer. Although I deny it, people tell me I’m a hipster. Also, I’m addicted to coffee.