July 17, 2017

The Problem of Anxiety and How to Embrace It

The Problem of Anxiety and How to Embrace It Uncertainty and complexity demands that today’s businesses must continually be changing to remain competitive. That’s a fact. This is at odds with the mindset of the very people who help organisations to be successful, their employees. This is because people naturally crave stability in the form…

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June 20, 2016

Servant Leader or Slave – a rant about “removing impediments”

Servant Leader or Slave – a Rant About “Removing Impediments” Many organisations are talking about removing impediments as the responsibility and duty of the Scrum Master/Agile Coach/Delivery Manager. These roles will from here on be referred to as servant leader. Every time I read this in a job ad, I see it as a red flag…

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February 20, 2016

Project versus Product and Product Owner versus Project Manager

Project versus Product and Product Owner versus Project Manager I have done a small amount of research on this topic and was surprised to find there is not a lot of useful content explaining the difference between the Project and Product and the resulting roles. So I’ve thrown this post together which are my thoughts…

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June 18, 2015

The most important tool for a Product Owner.

Product Ownership is a tough life. If the development team aren’t moaning about quality, the clients are pushing for more work in less time and trying to fit just that one more extra story in at the last moment. You have to have two heads on. One head firmly set on the horizon, seemly peering…

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June 5, 2015

Where are you Mr(s) Product Owner?

An engaged Product Owner is essential to success in any Agile methodology or process. If the PO is on a remote site, or simply too busy, this can cause problems for the team. The solution is to have a co-located full time PO dedicated to the true product. This may be more than one team,…

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October 11, 2014

The developer role

Thanks to Dean for sharing this 🙂 Simon PowersSimon Powers is an Agile Coach specialising in large scale transformations and agile adoption. He has a background in very large enterprise architecture which has led on to organisational design and agile process refinement. Simon is the founder of Adventures with Agile.

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