The Product Owner Podcast

April 24, 2017 0

The goal of the Product Owner Podcast is to share stories from real product owners working in Agile teams. It proposes tips, tricks and lessons learned from experience. Listening to these interviews, you will gain insight into how these Product Owners manage their stakeholders, their time and their backlogs to deliver the best possible value with their teams.

Scrum Alliance Creates Partnership With LeSS Company

April 19, 2017 0

The Scrum Alliance has announced a partnership with LeSS Company to support widespread adoption of Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). Scrum Alliance interim CEO Lisa Hershman said, “Recognizing that scaling agility is critical to Transforming the World of Work, and valuing doing so with the simplicity and principles of Scrum, we now seek to present organizations with options for scaling Scrum. Scrum Alliance is very pleased to announce our partnership with LeSS Company.”

Storytelling: the Big Picture for Agile Efforts

April 19, 2017 0

Agile reminds us that the focus of any set of requirements needs to be on an outcome rather than a collection of whats and whos. Storytelling is a powerful tool to elevate even the most diehard requirements analyst from a discussion of individual requirements to a discussion of outcomes. Outcomes are the big picture that acts as an anchor for whole efforts and which is continuously broken down into more and more detailed product backlogs.

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game

April 18, 2017 0

If one of the first aim of Scrum was to break the silos between business analysis, development and testing, you can consider that improving the cooperation with the operation side of IT as the next frontier in this journey. What is the point to produce potentially shippable software increment in two weeks if your database administrator doesn’t want more than three new releases windows for the production database?

Building an Experimentation Culture at Spotify

April 5, 2017 0

Running an experiment is trivial: Make a change and see what happens. Running experiments at scale, however, is a different story. It is not trivial to simultaneously run hundreds of experiments across 100 million users. It’s not trivial to cover dozens of platforms and markets while staying on top of the technical and methodological complexities.

Giving Better Feedback

April 3, 2017 0

The first value of the Agile Manifesto is about “individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. Communication is fundamental inside and outside the Scrum team. In his article “Watch Your Words: Feedback Analysis”, Tom Bartel give some hints on how to improve the feedback process especially in a negative context.