Product Owner

Evolving A Sprint Process That Everyone Loves

January 11, 2019

What is fun for a team of 10, quickly turns in to a nightmare for a team of 25, and a disaster for a team of 50. Every time I see a startup scale up, I find them running in to and complaining about quality issues, communication break-down, stressful work environment, demotivated teams, and chaos. Typically, […]

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5 Books to Read for a Young Product Owner

November 27, 2018

Immediately after I wrote the article “5 Books to Read for a Young ScrumMaster” people started to ask me “And what about a young Product Owner, Anton?”. So I think it’s time to answer this question too. Please fasten your seatbelt and let’s go! 0. The Scrum Guide #0 will not surprise people who saw my […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Scrum

November 24, 2018

For the Scrum Master:  ✔ Facilitate the product owner to maintain and prioritize the Product Backlog and own the business decisions;  ✔ Help the team members to come up with most realistic estimations they can;  ✔ Help the team members to make right technology decision;  ✔ Inspire the team members to pull and own the […]

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5 reasons that stop you from becoming a brilliant Product Owner

November 24, 2018

From time to time people ask me, what skills a person needs to become a good Product Owner (PO)? To be a mediocre or even a good Product Owner should be achievable to most of the people who are willing to try out this hat, though, to be a brilliant Product Owner is hard. What […]

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Product Owner and/or Product Manager – Don’t Debate the Wrong Issue

April 5, 2018

Recently I was called into a mid-size software organization – and got right in the middle of a heated debate that had obviously been going on for some time. Development wanted to move to a Scrum-like agile model and put pressure on the established Software Product Management (SPM) department to change their name to Product […]

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