David Theil Agile Coach and Product Leader with 10+ years experience in different roles — Head of Software, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Dev. I help teams escape the Feature Factory and start agile product development.

Stories by David Theil

Enhancing Collaborative Brainstorming Via Whiteboarding

Enhancing collaborative brainstorming via whiteboarding

Product Management

The term whiteboarding usually refers to the use of a large whiteboard for collaborative work like designing, planning, and ideating.

David Theil
Feb 1, 2024 ⋅ 5 min read
Anchoring Bias: The Invisible Hand Behind Decision-Making

Anchoring bias: The invisible hand behind decision-making

Product Management

Anchoring bias refers to the human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered when making a decision.

David Theil
Dec 14, 2023 ⋅ 3 min read
Understanding The Waterfall Methodology

Understanding the waterfall methodology

Product Management

The waterfall methodology is a sequential project approach where each phase of a project must be completed before moving to the next.

David Theil
Nov 29, 2023 ⋅ 7 min read
A Guide To The Software Bill Of Materials

A guide to the software bill of materials

Product Management

A software bill of materials is a structured, hierarchical list of components, libraries, and dependencies used in a software system.

David Theil
Oct 26, 2023 ⋅ 9 min read
A Guide To Effective Product Testing

A guide to effective product testing

Product Management

Product testing is the systematic process of evaluating and assessing a product’s quality, performance, safety, and compliance.

David Theil
Oct 2, 2023 ⋅ 7 min read
What Is Conjoint Analysis For Market Research?

What is conjoint analysis for market research?

Product Management

Conjoint analysis is a statistical method often used to conduct market research and evaluate how customers value different product attributes.

David Theil
Aug 9, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
Implementing Organizational Change ADKAR Model

Implementing organizational change with the ADKAR model

Product Management

The ADKAR model helps you transition through a change and the acronym stands for: awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement.

David Theil
Jun 13, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
What Is Scope Creep And How To Prevent It

What is scope creep and how to prevent it

Product Management

Scope creep is common in project management and occurs when the scope of the project expands beyond its original boundaries, resulting in missed deadlines, budget overruns, and decreased quality.

David Theil
Apr 17, 2023 ⋅ 12 min read
The Complete Guide To Scrum Artifacts

The complete guide to scrum artifacts

Product Management

The scrum framework defines three artifacts that represent the work of the scrum team or the value the scrum team creates.

David Theil
Mar 10, 2023 ⋅ 8 min read
Minimize Project Risk Using The Stage-Gate Process

Minimize project risk using the stage-gate process

Product Management

The stage-gate process divides projects into different stages with gates (reviews) in between them. Results of the previous phase are presented to stakeholders.

David Theil
Feb 1, 2023 ⋅ 8 min read