Tag Archives: product management

Using Lean and Agile in racing, interview with formula driver Linus Lundqvist

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Racing is essentially product development on steroids.

For a number of years I’ve been following the development of a promising young racing driver – Linus Lundqvist.  Anyone with a little bit of knowledge about racing,knows that there are many components that need to work together, in order to forge success.  Talant – yes. Resources – yes. But – as important – is how you put them to use.  Here’s where Lean and Agile thinking comes into play.

We got the chance to interview Linus and his race engineer at LL Motorsports, Bo Hanner, on how they have used Lean and Agile thinking, in order to keep an edge on competition.

Where is Linus now? While it still early in the season and many races to go, Linus has put himself in a favourable position, as a frontrunner in the Formula 3 UK championship.

If you would like to dig deeper and learn how a race team works, or how they use Lean/Agile to keep an edge on competition, then take the chanse and meet Linus and LL motorsports here in Stockholm on October the 18:th, at the “Agile Procurement for Business Agility” conference.

 

 

 

#slowtofast podcast with Nordnet CIO Dennis

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Hi!

I recently did a podcast together with Dennis (CIO Nordnet) on #slowtofast. I walked into the podcast thinking it was going to be about Kanban and Enterprise Agile. Right! 🙂 Dennis hit me with these simple questions..

  • The essential elements of proper Product Management
  • The management principles of an Agile leader
  • How the Swedish culture is beneficial for using Agile
  • How to get started with an Agile transition
  • How to make an Agile culture stick
  • How to handle failure

All hard questions, and all so essential to get right.  Here is the podcast:

If you are into Product managment and UX you’ll find more interesting topics in Marcus and Dennis podcast Slowtofast.

Cheers

Mattias

Slicing cheatsheet

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sliced-appleOne of the key challenges for any organization moving to a Lean flow is learning to slice bigger things to small. If you practice this long enough this becomes second nature and you stop thinking about how you do it.  The good news is this skill can be taught and to show the dimensions available for to consider I put together this small cheat sheet.

I use it as a reminder when training product managers, marketing people, architects and senior developers to slice product ideas, projects, market initiatives and architecture changes to smaller pieces. It builds on ideas from Ellen Gottesdiener, Henrik Kniberg and Bill Wake.

Download the slicing cheatsheet.

/Mattias