Posts Tagged: product backlog

What is the role of the PMO in an Agile organization?

Suddenly it’s 2015! If you’ve been in hibernation for the past few years, you will notice that suddenly everybody is doing Agile in corporate IT (Yes, I deliberately said doing and IT). Where we used to battle to get the

What is the role of the PMO in an Agile organization?

Suddenly it’s 2015! If you’ve been in hibernation for the past few years, you will notice that suddenly everybody is doing Agile in corporate IT (Yes, I deliberately said doing and IT). Where we used to battle to get the

Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

Agile performance reporting – part 3: Cost control

This blog post is the third one of the Agile Performance Reporting series. 3. Cost control The third controlling process of PMBOK is cost control.  It’s goal is to control the changes that influence the cost baseline. There are 4

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

Forget about poker planning

Explaining agile estimating and planning is the hardest part when teaching a class. That’s because people freak out when they hear about story points and relative estimations. Why wouldn’t they? If you’ve ever done a project before in your life,

An iteration gone astray

Imagine this situation. You’re in the middle of an iteration and your burn down chart shows that at the current pace, your team is not going to finish all that was planned. In most organizations, this means talking to senior

An iteration gone astray

Imagine this situation. You’re in the middle of an iteration and your burn down chart shows that at the current pace, your team is not going to finish all that was planned. In most organizations, this means talking to senior

Small user stories generate flow

Creating user stories feels like common practice and is often experienced as ‘just a tool to communicate requirements’, but they can have a serious impact on the delivery of a team. I’ve watched different product owners in different projects pouring requirements

Small user stories generate flow

Creating user stories feels like common practice and is often experienced as ‘just a tool to communicate requirements’, but they can have a serious impact on the delivery of a team. I’ve watched different product owners in different projects pouring requirements

The characteristics of a great product owner

The success of an agile software development team is highly dependent on the quality of the product owner.  As I’ve experienced several times, it’s not an easy role at all. According to me, following skills are a must: Create, market

The characteristics of a great product owner

The success of an agile software development team is highly dependent on the quality of the product owner.  As I’ve experienced several times, it’s not an easy role at all. According to me, following skills are a must: Create, market

Estimating a city trip

Last weekend, I went to visit the city of Paris. With so many things to see and so little time, we decided to make a prioritized list of places to visit. Since this was my very first visit to Paris,

Estimating a city trip

Last weekend, I went to visit the city of Paris. With so many things to see and so little time, we decided to make a prioritized list of places to visit. Since this was my very first visit to Paris,