Split heads are people that are assigned to multiple teams. A team of split heads has many negative effects but there are ways around those.
Stakeholder management is a core activity for anyone working in product development. It is key to building a successful product in the confines of a company. Also, it is rarely a topic of conversation.
One of the most frequent questions I get from teams new to Scrum is how to deal with unfinished stories after the sprint. More often than not, my recommendation surprises the teams. It is very simple and often seems counterintuitive…
Many believe that agile coaches can't be product coaches. I disagree. A good agile coach and product coach want the same: great products.
It can be difficult to get buy-in from the team members for a new approach like Scrum. The most effective way to create an open mind is showing what is in it for them. Making the daily work of the team easier and building a relationship on eye level are the key. These eight best practices are aimed at doing exactly that.
There are ways to conduct effective brainstorming sessions. It’s just not the way they are typically done. Psychology is key.
Anyone responsible for a product knows the situation. Some stakeholder comes with a feature request along the lines of “Can we please add Feature X to the product. It is important because of reasons. Please add it yesterday. Thanks.” How can you deal with these stakeholder requests?
A user story map visually depicts the entire backlog along the user journey while simultaneously showing the priority of user stories associated with each step. User story mapping is an excellent communication aid getting everyone on the same page and it allows for easy definition of releases. It is where you can clearly see the steps from MVP to fully fledged solution.
5 ways to deal with the challenge of attempting to establish a Scrum team (actually any new team) within an existing organization.
Product Manager, Project Manager, Product Owner, Program Manager: a lot of managers, a lot of words that start with the letters Pr. Maybe that is at the heart of why so many people seem to confuse the roles. They all…