Tag: product owner

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...

4 September 2019 / Agile & Scrum
How to run multi-site Scrum events without tooling?

Today I am frequently working with larger organisations and continually have to deal with people in different locations across the country or globe. This kind of context brings its own challenges and many people hope to find solutions in tooling and so did I, but hey, did I think wrong! Before going into running multi-site events, a bit of context on team setup and the need for...

29 December 2015 / Agile & Scrum
20 New Year’s Resolutions for Scrum Product Owners

The end of the year is nearby, time for some New Year’s resolutions! As I experienced a lot of stress within the role of Scrum Product Owner, and as I know you’re busy, I’m going to help you get started… Here are 20 New Year’s resolutions to get you started: Update the product’s vision (or make one if you don’t have one) with your stakeholders...

17 June 2013 / Engaging Workshops & Meetings
Prioritize with your stakeholders – Innovation Games® Buy a Feature

Back in the old days, I took up the role of a Agile Product Owner within a Healthcare environment and soon discovered that “responsible for setting priorities”, as it is announced in Agile literature, does not mean that doing it by yourself is the right approach. Not surprisingly, we see and hear about similar settings in other organizations: Product Owners or Project Managers that are...

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...