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Episode 56 - Is this Seriously Game Over for Scrum? (with David Pereira)

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Product Leadership
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Episode 56 - Is this Seriously Game Over for Scrum? (with David Pereira)
18 May 2021
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An interview with David Pereira. David is the Head of Product Management at Virtual Identity, a product development agency. He's also a contributing editor at Serious Scrum, a leading Medium publication. We speak about his thoughts about scrum and some of the problems with it, what might replace it, and much more.

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About the Episode

An interview with David Pereira. David is Head of Product Management at Virtual Identity, a product development agency. He's also a prolific author and educator, and contributing editor to Serious Scrum.

We talk about a lot, including:

  • The fun and games when working for a company transitioning from a project to product-led mindset
  • The importance of meeting in the middle and making iterative progress, not aiming for perfection on day one
  • How he got his first job as a product owner completely by mistake whilst studying on an English immersion course
  • How he developed his product skills on the job through making multiple mistakes and iterating
  • The debate between Product Owner and Product Manager as job titles, and the trend for Product Owners to be hired as order takers in feature factories
  • How he got into writing over 100 articles and becoming a contributing editor to Serious Scrum on Medium
  • What he means by "The Game Being Over" for Scrum and some of the problems with the framework
  • Some of the issues he sees with SAFe as a successor for Scrum, and how it's really waterfall in disguise
  • The importance of a solid growth mindset and not going stale, and some of the ways he tries to keep ahead of the crowd

Contact David

If you want to catch up with David, you can reach him on LinkedIn, Twitter or read his work on Medium.