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  • Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

    by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017

    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?

  • Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017

    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.

  • Q&A on Analysis Techniques for Product Owners Live Lessons

    by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 12, 2016

    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

Product Development Mechanisms

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Jul 01, 2016

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.

Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 21, 2016

The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products.

Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

Posted by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016

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

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

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.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016

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

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

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

Using Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) with Feature Teams to Ship Your Product Every Sprint

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2015

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.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

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?

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