Writing

Books:

 

Agile for Everybody
(O'Reilly Media, 2018)

Agile for Everybody makes the principles and practices of the Agile movement accessible and actionable to everybody in a modern organization, from product managers and engineers to marketers and executives. Including real-world stories from Agile practitioners at companies like IBM, Spotify, and Coca-Cola, Agile for Everybody provides a jargon-free blueprint for how teams and organizations of all time can become faster, more flexible, and more customer-focused.

You can order Agile for Everybody via Amazon here.

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Product Management in Practice
(O'Reilly Media, 2017)

Product Management in Practice is a real-world guide to the day-to-day practice of product management. Incorporating stories from working product managers across industries and company sizes, this book focuses on the mission-critical connective skills that all product managers must develop to succeed in their work. Simply put, this is the book I wish somebody had handed me when I started working as a product manager. 

You can order Product Management in Practice via Amazon here.

 


SELECTED Articles:

Even the best customer service can’t fix the damage done by company-centric decision-making.

When data models don't match social models.

The asynchronous communication tools preferred by most organizations are exacting an enormous and largely unseen toll.

Why customer insights, not robot guitars, are the future of the musical instrument business.

Why most organizational transformation efforts are more or less the same — and why most of them fail.

Agile Adoption Is Not Agility

How Can We Implement Agile in a Way that Lives Up to Its Name, when only 4% of respondents to a major survey say Agile is actually making them more… agile?

How not to "gamify" your product into oblivion.

The quest for small, fast, and autonomous teams is creating fragmented, confusing, and disjointed experiences.

Why your company's sink is full of dirty dishes.

Redefining product management as a connective role.


podcast appearances AND INTERVIEWS:

“Matt LeMay on Why Agile Is for Everybody”

On curiosity as a core value, and identifying opportunities for personal and professional

On the CORE skills of product management (Communication, Organization, Research and Execution)

On the CORE skills of product management (Communication, Organization, Research and Execution)

"Navigating Human Complexity Is Product Management."

"The Art of Active Listening and Product Management"