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…Read More
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 telling me that the organisation in question hasn’t understood what…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More