Category: NowAboutThis

NAT: Competitive Advantage

There are lots of reasons for people and business to choose you, your work, product or services, over other available options and competitors, but it’s your ability to…

NAT: Zero Trust Security

We all love buzzwords! Especially security folks that for the past decade found ways to bring design and marketing together. Just look at the ransomware designs, or logos…

NAT: Clive Sinclair ZX Spectrum

The Timex Sinclair 2048 was my first computer, ever. It’s the reason why I work in technology and why I do indeed love so much this world, even…

NAT: Event Driven Architecture

Is really event driven architecture a buzz or actually a new idea? Indeed, it’s not something new. From complex event processing to the hardware interrupts of the UNIVAC, computers have been…

NAT: No Code, No Worries

No code? No worries! That’s how many of the no-code or even low-code platforms marketing themselves. But the purpose of no-code platforms is to make things easier for…

NAT: Domain Driven & Strategic Design

All these new microservice-based architecture became a standard for designing a modular scalable software architecture. You will face, at certain moment of growth, challenges of splitting monolithic applications…

NAT: Cloud Exit Strategy

We are currently in a world where friends don’t let friends build datacentres, where the cloud needs to be first and where serverless is the new gold standard…

NAT: Product Roadmaps

Did you know that effective roadmaps can help an organization make deliberate choices about a products’ development? But either you’re writing or reading a roadmap, you still have…

NAT: Failures and starting small

We all know that most projects fail. Some of them even fail multiple times. But is there a way to actually reduce this rate and likelihood of failure?…

NAT: Product Strategy

What is value? How do we achieve value in a product? These are some of the things people think when they talk about value products. But values are…

NAT: Dependencies in Agile

Agile isn’t something new. Actually, everyone in the industry thinks they do some sort of agile, even if sometimes it’s a masked version of waterfall. But one of…

NAT: Listen first, question later

Everyone today wants collaboration to work. It’s important then to ask the right questions or give space for others to ask them. Harnessing the skills and independent thinking…

NAT: Dealing with complexity

The world now is quite complex, like it never was before. Not because only of the current pandemic, markets moving fast, but also companies have more complex operations…

NAT: Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are sometimes worse than filling timesheets. Not because managers have to do them, but rather because it requires an alignment between current company objectives, individual personal…

NAT: Agile should be fine, not better

Agile, scrum, devops and all other abstract solutions are common terms nowadays in companies, startups and development teams. But the problem is that expectations are always set too…

NAT: Disruption vs Motivation

2020 has been a very though year for everyone. From disrupting companies, life’s and families, the change that this pandemic brought is here to stay. This episode is…

NAT: Coaching is better than feedback

Every leader wants to get the best performance from their team. In companies, the importance of learning on the job and continuous employee development can’t be overstated. But…

NAT: OKR’s in remote first companies

We are currently working remotely and a lot of companies are already positioning themselves as a remote first ones. So managers need to rethink the way they measure…

NAT: Priorities, the magic behind it

You can do dense documents, using the SMART goals, held weekly meetings, use a multitude of tools, but the magic metric in companies in my opinion are clear…

NAT: Soft Skills are very important

A lot of people talk about how tough it is to work with developers, especially if you come from a non-technical background. So on this video I’ll talk…

NAT: Influencers are just sales people

Influencers are the new QVC people. If you look at it, what we are now seeing is a new rebranding of the old days of telesales. And now…

NAT: Everyone hates metrics

Funny thing that a few years ago, I worked at a company that was using the mantra of “no ticket not task”, which lead me to write a…

NAT: Tech Laws (3/3) – Conway & Pareto Principle

There are few laws that contain some of the most influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations, design business models, and build products….

NAT: Tech Laws (2/3) – Gall & 2 Pizza Rule

There are few laws that contain some of the most influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations, design business models, and build products….

NAT: Tech Laws (1/3) – Moore & Metcalfe

There are few laws that contain some of the most influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations, design business models, and build products….

NAT: Do you think you do agile?

When you do Agile, are you aligned to the methodology or just the tools and frameworks? Are you still on Waterfall and what keeps you there? And now…

NAT: Software is eating itself

What does remote working, no-code/low-code and abstractions have in common? They are both driving the software industry obsolete. And now about this…

NAT: Dealing with burnout

When we state that the work we love with “not really working,” it propagates a belief that if we love it so much, we should do more of…

NAT: Innovation with Lateral Thinking

Lateral thinking involves a dialogue in which questions are asked to uncover more information in order to devise a solution. Which should be the base for all innovation….

NAT: Value Stream Mapping

After waterfall, agile and devops, the concept for enterprise software delivery is value stream. So to understand value stream mapping, we need to first understand what a “value…

NAT: Mindmaps

Successful companies build MindMaps, not cool products. So, taking a problem to solution mapping, in a user’s brain is crucial. And now about this…

NAT: Experimental Mode

On the previous episode, I talked about the need of a platform product manager, but conducting empirical market and user research of innovative solutions, often start with a…

NAT: Platform Product Managers

The other day I talked about product societies, but actually it’s better to build a platform rather than a product and you definitely need a platform product manager….

NAT: The Product Society

It’s been more than 3 months since covid lock down and few weeks after black lives matter. But bottom line, this has been a big bandwagon for companies…

NAT: Apple Health

Now About This, is a new series of videos I’ll be doing here on LinkedIn. This one is about how Apple is building an operating system for health….