Technical Product Manager and Product Owner

Business-minded manager and technology-focused strategist transforming companies and enabling users through the use of IT-based solutions.

More than eleven years of experience in product management and engineering roles within the sectors of telecommunications, banking and automotive. Proven cross-functional leadership in taking products from concept to market, covering aspects of monetisation, product design, customer development, and go-to-market with globally distributed teams. Analytical and technical hands-on manager with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Lazaro Ibanez on LinkedIn.

Lazaro Ibanez is the author of the publication: The Agile Manager.

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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is an easy to use, high-performance, block-storage service designed for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for both throughput and transaction intensive workloads at any scale. You can choose from a broad range of workloads to deploy on Amazon EBS such as relational and non-relational databases, enterprise applications, containerised applications, big data analytics engines, file systems, and media workflows.

What can affect AWS EBS pricing?

The great thing about AWS EBS pricing is that you only pay for what you use.

  • Volumes: Volume storage for all EBS volume types is charged by the amount of GB you provision per month, until you release the storage. …

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In short, DeFi stands for “Decentralised Finance”. An umbrella term for a variety of financial applications and protocols in cryptocurrency or blockchain, that leverages decentralized networks to transform old financial products into trustless and transparent protocols that run without intermediaries.

DeFi initial idea comes from the technology behind the digital currencies: blockchain. A system in which a record of transactions made with a cryptocurrency are maintained across several computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network, meaning it isn’t controlled by a single, central source. That’s important because centralised systems and human gatekeepers can limit the speed and sophistication of transactions while offering the users, less direct control over their money. What is the difference between blockchain and DeFi? …

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Wireframe is the blueprint of a webpage or app. They provide a clear overview of the page structure, layout, information architecture, user flow, functionality and intended behaviours. They represent the initial product concept and keeping the styling, colours and graphics to a minimum. They are not working prototypes or mockups of a webpage or app, wireframes are as mentioned before, the initial step of a product, a two-dimensional skeletal outline of a webpage or app.

Wireframing is a process that allows the stakeholders to agree on where the information will be placed before the developers build the interface out with code. …

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The Circular Economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible.

This is the World Economic Forum’s definition Of Circular Economy:

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with restoration, shifts towards the use of renewable energy, eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, which impair reuse and return to the biosphere, and aims for the elimination of waste through the superior design of materials, products, systems, and business models.

Since the industrial revolution, humankind has been following a linear economic model of production and consumption, based on a take-make-consume-throw away pattern. It means that the raw materials have been transformed into goods that are afterward sold, used and turned into waste that has been many times unconsciously discarded and managed. All of that relying on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy. …

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Agile is a very popular iterative development methodology that values human communication and adapting to change… An important part of the agile approach that helps shift the focus from writing about requirements to talking about them is the use of user stories and epics.

The following articles dig into the concept of the user stories and tasks.

User Stories are short requirements or requests written from the perspective of an end user and the scrum unit, the team can commit to finish within a sprint.

Epics are large bodies of work that can be broken down into a number of user stories. Usually, developers would work on dozens of stories a month. Epics, in contrast, are few in number and take longer to complete. They are a helpful way to organise your work and to create a hierarchy. The idea is to break work down into shippable pieces so that large projects can actually get done and you can continue to ship value to your customers on a regular basis. Epics help teams break their work down, while continuing to work towards a bigger goal. …

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Dragon Dreaming is an open-source method spreading around the world and first developed by John Croft and Vivienne Elanta at the Australian Gaia Foundation. It is a method that help us to build bridges between consciousness work and project management.

The philosophy of Dragon Dreaming draws upon the indigenous wisdom of the Western Australia Aborigines and is based on three, equally important objectives:

  • Personal Growth
  • Community Building
  • Service to the Earth

When using Dragon Dreaming, it is good to be aware that we are striving for the creation of new paradigms and a new culture. We need to regain the ability to deeply listen, listen to each other and listen to ourselves. The encounter between an initial individual and his environment, as well as between practice and theory creates the following four quadrants that every project…

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AB Testing is the act of running a simultaneous experiment between two or more variants of the same product to see which one performs the best.

Imagine, for instance, that you are working on a web page and you want to test your hypothesis that the new banner will generate more leads than the old one. You could just make the change and cross your fingers. But what if you’re wrong? Mistakes can get costly. …

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On November 18 2020, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the creators of Scrum, published an update of the Scrum Guide. The below article covers all the changes this update bring:

Scrum Artifacts represent work or value. They are designed to maximize transparency of key information. Thus, everyone inspecting them has the same basis for adaptation. With this update each artifact contains a commitment to ensure it provides information that enhances transparency and focus against which progress can be measured:

  • For the Product Backlog it is the Product Goal.
  • For the Sprint Backlog it is the Sprint Goal.
  • For the Increment it is the Definition of Done. …

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The year 2020 has been a tough one and for many, this have been a lost year, in several senses of the word: on top of the loss of human lives, the pandemic paused many people’s progress on family and career goals. Additionally it forced our celebrations and holiday gatherings either onto Zoom or out of existence. But nothing of these stopped Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the creators of Scrum, to publish an update of the Scrum Guide on November 18th, 2020. According to the co-creators, the Scrum Guide 2020 aims at:

“Bringing Scrum back to being a minimally sufficient framework by removing or softening prescriptive language.” …

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