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Managing the Very Busy Product Owner

Managing the Very Busy Product Owner

As we well know, the product owner role is fundamental to creating a great product. So what happens to the project when the PO simply has too much to do? Here's how to support the very busy product owner.

What We Really Know About Successful Projects

What We Really Know About Successful Projects

The Standish Group has published its annual CHAOS Report on the state of software development since 1994. Analyzing the long-term trends provides an interesting perspective.

Retrospecting Agile Adoption

Retrospecting Agile Adoption

As organizations mature and grow into multiple Scrum teams, it becomes difficult to track adherence to processes. It is imperative to invest in periodic quality checks to confirm compliance with the standards.

Como e quando implantar Agile em sua organização?

Como e quando implantar Agile em sua organização?

Enquanto a maioria das empresas são conservadoras no desenvolvimento de software, mais e mais elas buscam encorajar as equipes a adotar o desenvolvimento ágil. Mas porquê?

Agile Adoption for DW/BI Programs

Agile Adoption for DW/BI Programs

The scope of a data warehouse program can be either loading the data warehouse or developing the application that will source data from the data warehouse. In either case, it’s important for programs using Agile that the focus is maintained on the end users.

The Power of High-Performance Teams

The Power of High-Performance Teams

This is my story of being the chair of a conference — and of watching the magic of an empowered, high-performance team at work.

Adjusting the Master Contract During Agile Transformations

Adjusting the Master Contract During Agile Transformations

I was part of the vendor team for a large, traditional-model Dutch bank that needed to move to Agile to adapt to frequently changing industry requirements. We made many adjustments to the existing master contracts to enable all of us to work in the new way.

An Introduction to User Stories

An Introduction to User Stories

User stories are among of the most critical elements of XP or Scrum development. Here is an overview of how they work, how they are combined, and how they are broken down.

Dear Leaders: A Quick Reality Check

Dear Leaders: A Quick Reality Check

During my consulting journey, I have come across multiple instances of an organization believing it is all set to undertake organizational transformation for Agile implementation — but then they come across crucial factors that were unattended while they were preparing the roadmap.

Predictions in Agile

Predictions in Agile

We know velocity is useful in planning upcoming sprints. Here's a simple velocity calculation I have used to help the product owner or portfolio manager decide on budget or release time lines.

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