Feature Bloat – The Silent Epidemic

Do you ever feel like your product is difficult to explain or is becoming more clunky? While it’s easy to add features to your product, it’s much harder to maintain a polished experience. You can end up being a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. There comes a…

A Summary of Nexus — a Scaled Scrum Framework

This post is a straight up summary of Nexus. I’ve written it as a reference for myself and (hopefully) a quick primer for you. I’ll save a critical analysis for another post. Definition Nexus is a framework which rests on top of 3 to 9 Scrum teams. It…

The Psychology Behind SaaS Startup Pricing

First posted on the Blossom blog. All SaaS startups all have the same problem – they charge people to use their products but need lots of customers to cover the costs of developing their product. In other words, they need a pricing strategy. It can be the difference between a potentialand…

How to Focus with Work-in-Progress Limits

First written on the Blossom blog. When I’m working on multiple things at once, and priorities constantly change, it can feel like I’ll get nothing done. Not only does my mind feel like a jumbled mess, I’m always thinking about the next task to complete. The good…

When to dump Scrum for Kanban

So your team has decided to go ‘Agile’ and everyone has read a copy of the Scrum Guide. You’ve done a few Sprints, things are moving fast and the team generally feels like they are more empowered, until… The CEO/Manager walks into the room and asks to add…