Posts Tagged: Product owner

The Agile PMO : organizing the project board

Many agile enthusiasts are completely sold to the idea of self-directing teams. In an agile team, there is a continuous search for process improvement and reduction of wasteful activities.  It is logical that they see many of the old project

The Agile PMO : organizing the project board

Many agile enthusiasts are completely sold to the idea of self-directing teams. In an agile team, there is a continuous search for process improvement and reduction of wasteful activities.  It is logical that they see many of the old project

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

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

Agile performance reporting – part 2: Schedule control

This blog post is the second one of the Agile Performance Reporting series.  You can read the first one here. 2. Schedule control The second controlling process of PMBOK is schedule control, which goal is to assess the current status

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

Agile performance reporting – part 1: Scope change control

Many people think that you can’t benefit from agile if the rest of the organization hasn’t changed.  That is only true to a small degree, much less than you would think. In essence, the only organizational change that is a

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,

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

Agile doesn’t always stick

  While the agile values and principles seem to be common sense to most people who discover them, some people abandon them after a while. This is a real mystery to me. Why would you even consider changing back to

Agile doesn’t always stick

  While the agile values and principles seem to be common sense to most people who discover them, some people abandon them after a while. This is a real mystery to me. Why would you even consider changing back to