Tag: product backlog

27 November 2019 / Agile & Scrum
Outcome Based Product Backlogs in Large-Scale Scrum

Many organisations are struggling to setup outcome based Product Baklog for their teams, they were stuck in output or scope based backlogs before and kept that behavior. Even though scope isn't a bad thing, understanding its link to business outcomes and what assumptions are behind is (to me) better. I do address this working with Product Owners in organizations we support adopting LeSS (Huge) and experimented...

20 May 2013 / Agile & Scrum
Tooling: How to manage your to-do’s over multiple projects?

In previous article “The Product Owner Iteration – Limit Your WIP” I described one way for a person to manage his/her work on a 2-weekly basis and avoid generating waste in the system. This time I will give you a simple spreadsheet to support you with: -       Requirements management that avoids generating waste -       Team dependency management -       External dependency management -       Prioritization & impact...

13 May 2013 / Agile & Scrum
The Product Owner Iteration – limit your WIP

As the teams are having 2 week iterations to build solutions to problems, the Product Owner has 2 week iterations as well to produce just enough new detailed input for his/her team as the team can handle within a single iteration. The rest is all about communication, collaboration and transparency towards the results and planning of the team. Acknowledge your interest to the team Having...

25 March 2013 / Agile & Scrum
Most common mistakes in scrum ceremonies 1/7: grooming the backlog

No prioritization Although there is a product backlog that contains almost all the work that can be planned, there is no real prioritization and things get picked up ad hoc, purely based on reactionary prioritization. In most cases this is a symptom of a number of possible underlying diseases. More often than we like to, we see product owners not really equipped for reaching their...

14 December 2012 / Agile & Scrum
Agile planning: the basics explained

There are different ways to build a planning that actually embraces change. The most basic requirements are that this planning is easy to use, fast to change and makes it easy for you to visualize impact of change. It should give you just the necessary amount of information to make decisions about change well founded and fast. Whether you are using story points for your...