Companies may claim they're implementing Scrum, but is the claim really valid? Do they uphold the philosophy of Scrum? It turns out it's not, as a lot of companies are still practicing a distorted version of Scrum. Part of the common dysfunction is the misunderstood role of the product owner: a role essential to success with Scrum. What then is the actual job of a good product owner?
In The Great ScrumMaster Zuzana Šochová explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. She describes the #ScrumMasterWay, a concept which defines three levels of operation of ScrumMasters.
In the Analysis Techniques for Product Owners video lessons, Kent J McDonald shared a set of techniques that will help you build and maintain a shared understanding and put outcome of a project before the output. You'll learn, amongst other topics, how to best assess the need to be satisfied by a project and how to build and properly communicate the solution to be delivered
Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.
The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products.
How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them. 2
InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.
In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1
This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.
This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2
An interview with Craig Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility.
With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?