…and those that want to.
In 2017 we witnessed a controversy over the so-called “ Google manifesto” written by James Damore, now a former Google developer. I took me some time to think over the situation when it first came out, and to be honest, I still don’t fully know how I feel about it.
The main idea of the manifesto was that women are unsuited to tech jobs due to their biological bias. I do not want to go into discussing this piece in particular. I have my thoughts on it, but they are not important here. …
As a mentor, I’m only as successful as my students are.
This has been my motto ever since I’ve started mentoring on a daily basis. Yes, I’m like a proud momma bear when my students finish the course and feel good when they compliment me, but the reality is that I’m only as successful as they are after they finish their course.
If you’re thinking of becoming a mentor or just want to become a better mentor, here a few points that might help you on your path.
Teachers and mentors need to have this in their minds all the time. Your biggest success is when the student surpasses you. Never give bad advice or hold back information that could help your student progress, and never, never, never, take credit for their awesome work. Be proud that they grew with you and be open to grow with them. …
It’s been about 10 days since I’ve attended the 2-day Certified Scrum Product Owner Course (CSPO). My head is still buzzing with the overwhelm of knowledge and the realization how much I love this combination of UX and PM/PO.
The decision to invest in this certification wasn’t easy and I haven’t found much help online when I was deciding for it, so here it is…if you are not sure whether or not to attend a CSPO course or not, this post is for you.
I will assume that you already know what the CSPO is, so I won’t go into explaining that. If you’re completely new, visit Scrum Alliance page for more details. I will also assume that you know that CSPO certification doesn’t require the test to obtain the certification as there is still no standardized CSPO educational track. …
Future of UX / UX vs. PM debate
I always considered myself a UX Designer and after almost 10 years in the industry, a good one really, but I’ve noticed a couple of years ago that my role started changing. I was doing less and less screen work, Jira and Confluence became my best friends, and the days I most enjoyed were filled with connecting all parts of product development — from conception to deployment.
Naturally, I’ve started observing the industry and questioned my own role and stability of UX as a profession.
And I wasn’t the only one!