The crafstman mindset

Decus in Labore - The Craftsman Mindset

It was on the beautiful glass ceiling of in livraria Lello in Porto, one of my favourite places in the planet, where I discovered Decus in Labore, which is Latin for “honour in work” or “dignity in labour”. This phrase recently came to my mind as I reread So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why … Read more

Why Product Managers should never skip refining their backlog

Jared grooming the backlog

Although not exclusive to software development, Agile methodologies such as Kanban and, most notoriously, Scrum, have popularised the term “backlog” in the past two decades. However, a backlog is nothing more than a collection of tasks that need to be worked on. Therefore, a simple grocery shopping list or a sum of future product development … Read more

The most important skill to have as a Product Manager when working remotely

Due to the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, many companies have enforced their employees to work remotely until further notice so as to avoid them becoming infected or infecting others. While some companies offer employees the possibility to work from home several days a week, working remotely is not common practice in most companies. Therefore, Product … Read more