Is your Product Owner a “SME”

When your Product Owner is not an “SME”… Your Product Owner is your subject matter expert, but what happens when they really aren’t a “SME”? A Product Owner is someone who understands the business of your organization. Someone who has a big picture or understands where the organization needs to be.  Sometimes this person can be a senior marketing person,…

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Absence of trust

What happens when there is absence of trust in the workplace? A recent report by Edelman Trust Barometer showed that of the 33,000 people surveyed, one in three workers don’t trust their employer. This is a shocking statistic when you consider that trust within the workplace is one of the biggest contributing factors to productivity, innovation and business success. Whether…

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Fear of Conflict

Fear of Conflict Courtesy of 99u.com Conflict in the workplace can be a major disruptor to the effectiveness of your teams. Avoiding conflict is a natural reaction for the majority of people, after all, when you have to spend 30-50 hours per week with your colleagues, unmanaged conflict can mean that you spend a large percentage…

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Agile Project Management

The Ultimate Introduction To Agile Project Management This article was written by  PAUL BARNES – HEAD OF PROJECTS @ TOPTAL. I thought I share here, as it does an excellent job of summarizing Agile. The Brief You’re in charge of delivering your company’s latest and greatest initiative that’s going to change the face of “Widgets International” forever. It’s a software…

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