An Agile Career!

What Is Your Agile Career Path? Some of the team members I coach were interested in understanding what options they have to grow their Agile career.  As I posted before, last week was all about performance reviews, and everyone on the team was looking for what to write about their goals.  I remember many years back, when I had the…

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When There Is No One To Make Decisions

When There Is No One To Make Decisions Our Product Owner is not an SME (subject matter expert)! I was in North Carolina a while back, you don’t know how much I miss that warm weather.  In any case, I was brought on to train and coach four teams.  To set the stage: This was a large organization with a…

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A Proxy Product Owner’s Sanity Check!

A Proxy Product Owner’s Sanity Check! When your product owner is not your end user… This week a proxy product owner came to me to ask me questions about scrum.  This individual described the team as the Developers, QA, Scrum master,  Proxy PO, and the Product Owner.   He mentioned the Product Owner represented the architect team.  He needed to…

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Which Way Do We Go, George (Our Product Owner)?

 

  The proxy product owner is used quite frequently in large agile transitions where there are too many specialized lines and no centralization.  This proxy could be a business analyst or a subject matter expert. This was one of my earlier experiences with an organization that was riddled with inconsistencies despite its wonderful scrum pods (earlier post).  It…

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