As I put together some new blog posts in the next few months I also want to continue revisiting some older posts as well. I finished reblogging my old Monty Python-based entries on the role of a product owner and now I want to revisit the second ‘arc’ of my blog by discussing again the… Continue reading The role of Product Managers
As I head into the fall there are a number of topics I hope to blog about – both because these topics interest me and because they have come up in the past few months on the teams that I work closely with. So here are some sneak previews of things I’ll be writing about… Continue reading Notes on things to come
Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
In a well-functioning Agile development team, the members of the team collaborate in multiple ways during a given development cycle or Sprint. Coders, testers, designers, and product owners work closely with each other to ensure that the most important features and fixes are worked on in the right way at the…
I spent two days this week getting certified as a scrum product owner through Scrum Alliance (find out more about all this here if you’re interested: https://www.scrumalliance.org/). The company where I work in software development and sales has been using the Agile methodology with Scrum for almost nine years (they were just starting this at… Continue reading Notes on Scrum Alliance Product Owner Training
I’m not sure who said this first since I’ve heard or read it in multiple places over the years, but one of the simplest definitions of leadership I have heard is stated this way by leadership writer John Maxwell: “Leadership is influence.” As I take time in 2015 to blog regularly about leadership I wanted… Continue reading Influence
My company has been using an Agile approach to software development for over 8 years. We use a Scrum approach on our development teams. But here’s the thing: we don’t do everything that Agile Scrum is supposed to involve according to the experts. We’ve adapted the approach to fit our culture; specifically we have decided… Continue reading Are we missing something?
In my past two blog posts I have mentioned the Agile Manifesto and my intention to share some reflections on this important statement of the values behind an Agile development methodology. As I hone my plans for the next mini-arc of blog posts I want to write – about ‘a scrum in the life’ of… Continue reading Reflections on the Agile Manifesto