Category Archives: Interactive Conversation

IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

I recently found this infographic explaining pizza as a service it’s funny and is a great analogy, but after a conversation with an old coworker, I realized that not everyone knows the original definitions of how the ecosystem of products … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Sizing: Is there nothing it can’t do?

I recently discovered Planning Poker style T-Shirt Sizing can aid the elicitation process while gathering and ranking pain-points. The job: Gathering pain-points from many Lines Of Business (LOB) related to the process of policy administration for AIG. The goal, incorporate … Continue reading

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This is Epic:

My contract with AIG is coming to a close, and I’ll be back on the market shortly. Since I spend so much of my time writing user stories, I thought to express my availability in the same way. As an experienced Product … Continue reading

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UX Burnout?

Haven’t heard of UX burnout? Don’t worry neither had I, but looking back over the last umpteen years – I’ve sure felt it. UX burnout is a term coined by UX Designer Benjamin Earl Evans in an article for BoxesAndArrows.com (A publication that incidentally … Continue reading

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Learned: Spreadsheet calculations that update totals when filtering!

Ever created a spreadsheet with calculations on a long list, and then experienced frustration when filtering your list because the calculated totals don’t change when cells are hidden? Yeah me too*. I did some searching and found these two macros that … Continue reading

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Link: The 5 Ways to Know if Your Product Idea is a Winner

I recently found this post by Jim Semick, Founder/Chief Strategist at productplan.com. The process he describes nearly parallels the UCD process (obviously on a more market-based approach). and why shouldn’t – there’s great power in leveraging your user’s input. Thousands of … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Sizes: Make good decisions quickly

I’ve been using the agile approach in one way or another now for the last eight years. There are so many different flavors of agile – but all rely on the team’s ability to make good decisions quickly. Most teams … Continue reading

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