This is basically a 1 day product ownership course compressed into 15 minute animated presentation. There’s obviously more to product ownership than this, so see this is a high level summary.

For translated versions & translation guide, see

Special thanks to Alistair Cockburn, Tom & Mary Poppendieck, Jeff Patton, Ron Jeffries, Jeff Sutherland, and Michael Dubakov for providing many of the models, metaphors, and ideas that I use in this presentation.

Download the complete drawing here:

Downloadable version of the video here:

PS: The intro & outtro song is just me jamming in my home studio. I bought a cool half-acoustic guitar a few months ago and was looking for an excuse to make use of it :o)

Tools used: Artrage (drawing program), Wacom Intuos 5 (drawing tablet), Screenflow (screen & audio capture).

The original video is available here.

Check out Cultural Fit versus Cultural Fit by Pawel Brodzinski. Here is an excerpt:

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There is a remark on hiring I’ve heard quite a few times recently. It’s about sending a rejection message to a candidate. It goes along the lines: “Just don’t tell them that they’re not a good fit for the culture. That’s bullshit. That means nothing.”

A Bad Fit

I can’t say that…

The full article is available here.

Check out 25 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job Interview by . Here is an excerpt:

Nice article from Alison Doyle…

Are you wondering why you haven’t been contacted for a job interview? Waiting for an email or a call from an employer to schedule an interview and wondering why you haven’t been selected can be the most vexing part of the job search process.



The full article is available here.

Check out Don’t plan to fail! Or how to never be late, never ever! #NoEstimates by vasco. Here is an excerpt:

Project management methodologies involve some kind of estimates on the content of the project (i.e. scope) and effort/duration (i.e. schedule). Simple techniques like WBS (work breakdown structure) with Gantt Charts or more complex techniques like PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)…

The full article is available here.

Check out Capabilities Based Planning by Glen B. Alleman. Here is an excerpt:

Over the years, the success rate of traditional project management methods applied to software development projects has been underwhelming.

These traditional methods are based on a retrospective approach that measures variance against plan rather than providing a performance–forecast that can…

The full article is available here.

Check out Humanizing Work Show: What Can Jazz Teach Us About Teams? Everything. by Richard Lawrence. Here is an excerpt:

Think about it. When people are paying attention to what other people are doing in a more present and engaged way, it frees them up to contribute in new ways and bring more creativity to the table. The parallels between jazz and how great teams operate are widespread.

Peter Green’s first career…

The full article is available here.

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