Nic Werner

Biography

  • From handshake to trust fall: Patterns of high-performing agile teams

    From handshake to trust fall: Patterns of high-performing agile teams

    Waterfall, agile, XP, lean – these are all processes and methodologies. But it’s still a team of humans building the software. And how the team works together is crucial; we#8217;ve all been on...

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  • Strolling down the Happy Path

    Strolling down the Happy Path

    A highly-functioning software team has parallel development and design cycles. Developers and PMs work on building the software, while PMs and designers work together to ensure that the software...

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  • Feature Flagging: A PMs Best Friend

    Feature Flagging: A PMs Best Friend

    There are often times when you’re building a feature, and have broken it into smaller user stories. But this new feature won’t be completed for a month, and you’re releasing into production every...

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  • Epic Sharding

    Epic Sharding

    Epic Sharding Anyone familiar with agile has heard of the concept of user stories. According to every agile diagram, all you need to build software is user stories! Except software development...

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  • Receiving Feedback

    Receiving Feedback

    Receiving Feedback Here at Pivotal, we’ve spilled much electronic ink about giving feedback, so let’s take a seat on the other side of the table. Receiving feedback can be tough. We all feel...

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  • How to interview for a PM position

    How to interview for a PM position

    How to interview for a PM position Product manager roles vary by company. But when you’re interviewing for a PM role, there a few basic facets to follow. You’ll not only impress the interviewer,...

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  • The Myth of the Sole Product Manager

    The Myth of the Sole Product Manager

    There is a myth that the Product Manager is the sole person for the success and failure of a product. It’s been boosted by the concept that PMs are the “mini-CEOs” of a product. After all, the...

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  • Defrosting the icebox (and other clever analogies)

    Defrosting the icebox (and other clever analogies)

    First, there was the Backlog. And code was shipped to much rejoicing. But Agile demanded more, and the Icebox was created. What is the icebox? No, it’s not a place where you can take half-baked...

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  • Volatility for Product Managers

    Volatility for Product Managers

    Historically, if a client asks when a certain set of stories will be completed, we point to the Tracker backlog and show the date. We know if the velocity decreases, then the date is pushed out....

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