"Software engineering and product management tend to be focused on deterministic things, such as algorithms and data structures, and more often than not, it is a lot about problem solving, bug fixing, criticising this or that. But deep inside, engineers and product managers are creative, emotional people with a lot of passion for their work. I was just curious to see what happens if their perspective would be one that is unconditionally positive - do you love your product?" —Dirk Bartels, CPO, Idealo Internet GmbH
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In a client workshop with a team of Product Owners at idealo Internet GmbH last week, Dirk Bartels, the CPO/Head of Product, suggested and facilitated an inspiring exercise. Dirk had read the book "Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love" by Marty Cagan. So he asked the group: What does this statement mean to you, "I love my product"?
Explaining why he wanted to start the day with this session, Dirk said, “One of the motivations behind this exercise was to allow everyone to take a different perspective. Software engineering and product management tend to be focused on ...