Writings


At the moment, I do not maintain a regular blog, but I write some stuff here and there. Here’s a collection of the writings I have spread around the web.

Marty meets Martin: connecting the two triads of Product Management

Medium (published to Product Coalition), November 2017
https://productcoalition.com/marty-meets-martin-connecting-the-two-triads-of-product-management-5c7cb2c9004f


6 Principles for Truly Effective OKRs

Medium (published to Onfido Tech), March 2019
Part 1: https://medium.com/onfido-tech/6-principles-for-truly-effective-okrs-part-1-8278ce2b8b20
Part 2: soon

Natural Intelligence

Medium, March 2019
https://medium.com/@jpgcc/natural-intelligence-25de18fe973

Learning about Machine Learning through a toddler’s eyes

My 2018 Product retrospective

Medium, Dec 2018
https://medium.com/@jpgcc/my-2018-product-retrospective-abc4907f8a47

A Product is a Product: product management is not just software!

Medium (published to Product Coalition), May 2018
https://productcoalition.com/a-product-is-a-product-product-management-is-not-just-software-7be4cc0e10c4

“If you find me, hand me at the nearest cafeteria” — Said no ID card ever

Medium (published to Hacker Noon), September 2017
https://hackernoon.com/if-you-find-me-hand-me-at-the-nearest-cafeteria-said-no-id-card-ever-268d7fe57768

Sunday morning thoughts on identity theft

Scrum in agencies: where does the Product Owner live?

Medium, July 2017
https://medium.com/@jpgcc/scrum-in-agencies-where-does-the-product-owner-live-e7dd645a1c5d

Implementing Scrum in a standalone organisation (such as a product company) derives directly from the framework. Yet some aspects are open to interpretation for Scrum teams in an agency providing software development services to clients.

“I need a shoe!”

Medium (published to Product Coalition), April 2017
https://productcoalition.com/i-need-a-shoe-82316ee44a72

A product management metaphor for focusing on the users’ problems, not feature requests

Stop saying “Hi!” on Slack!

Medium, February 2017
https://medium.com/@jpgcc/stop-saying-hi-on-slack-afcaf177c26b

From the point of view of a Product Owner who enjoys openness.

Trello in Agile Teams

Medium (published to Product Coalition), October 2016
https://productcoalition.com/trello-in-agile-teams-3d0536fb518c

This is a companion post to the talk I delivered at Pixels.Camp on October 6th, 2016 (video on YouTube), with advice from my experience using Trello in agile software development. Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with Trello or any other entity or brand mentioned in this post.

A Day in the Life: inviting college students to view a software house from the inside

Premium Minds blog, September 2014
https://blog.premium-minds.com/a-day-in-the-life/

Premium Minds participated in an initiative which included hosting college seniors for a day, working together with our teams. This post tells how the experience went.

O Metropolitano de Lisboa está sem dinheiro para mais museus

Público’s “P3”, February 2012
http://p3.publico.pt/actualidade/sociedade/2140/o-metropolitano-de-lisboa-esta-sem-dinheiro-para-mais-museus

I have an amateur interest for public transport networks, and a strong opinion on some aspects thereof. In this article in Portuguese, I talk about the lack of growth of Lisbon’s subway network, and the relationship with the grandiosity of its stations.