So a couple of weeks ago I started a ten-post blog series on Agile planning with the following rough outline: What’s so hard about Agile planning? The planning onion (or is it a flame?) Listening to the market – outside in Product roadmaps When worlds collide: functionality that impacts across products Sprint planning: how much… Continue reading Listening to the market – outside in
I recently heard someone at my firm lodge the following complaint about Agile: ‘The trouble with developing software with Agile is that it tends to be very reactive as we build to satisfy the most recent requests; instead we need a more proactive and long-term approach to thinking about our software development priorities.’ To offer… Continue reading The Agile planning onion
If you follow me on Twitter (@asbiv) or if you read a post I made to my blog last week, you may have noticed that I recently started reading The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor and a Stoic. When writing about the ways that people ‘abuse their souls’ Aurelius decries those whose… Continue reading What’s so hard about Agile planning?
As I refocus on trying to blog more regularly about life as a Product Owner in an Agile software development organization, I want to start out with a set of posts on the topic I planned to write about in the fall as I wound down my series on velocity. I planned to start my… Continue reading An Agile plan to write about planning in Agile
So those of you who follow me on Twitter (and if you’re not following me please check out my tweets @asbiv) may have noticed that I recently started reading (and tweeting about) The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor and a Stoic. Lots of folks who think about leadership and character seem to… Continue reading A life lived on purpose
Over my last few posts (back in the fall) I talked about understanding and improving the velocity or productivity of a project team. The idea of achieving a sustainable and rapid development pace can be complicated by many factors but hopefully the ideas I wrote about in the past few entries have been useful in… Continue reading How new ideas impact the sprint team
It’s hard for me to believe that 2013 is over and a new year has begun. The last half of 2013 flew by and kept me incredibly busy professionally. We’ve been aggressively developing and marketing two products on which I have been working as the Product Owner, which has meant a fair amount of time… Continue reading Are you still out there?