What 3 things must a Product Owner do if they feel like they have lost control of the product?

Mastering Agile: The Trilogy of Vision, Value, and Validation 🚀 Agile methodologies emphasize adaptability, customer satisfaction, and iterative progress. Central to this approach are three core elements: Vision, Value, and Validation. By mastering these elements, Agile teams can navigate complexities, deliver impactful outcomes, and continuously improve. The North Star: Vision in Agile Leadership 🌟 Crafting […]

What is a product backlog?

Unpacking the Scrum Magic: Mastering the Product Backlog 🧙‍♂️📋 Ever wondered what’s at the heart of a successful Scrum team? Today, we’re diving deep into one of the most fundamental, yet often misunderstood, components of Scrum: the Product Backlog. Stick with me, and by the end of this read, you’ll be wielding your Product Backlog […]

3 signs that your product backlog is creating problems. Sign 3

Shining a Light on Product Backlogs: Sign 3 Illuminated 💡 While diving deep into the nuances of product backlogs, I hit upon another vital sign that may indicate the health of your backlog. And you know what? It’s not just about what’s on it, but also about who’s crafting it. Intrigued? Let’s unravel it together. […]

3 signs that your product backlog is creating problems. Sign 2

The Real Essence of a Product Backlog 🎯 You know, sometimes, amidst the chaos and complexity of product development, it’s easy to lose sight of what our tools are meant for. The product backlog is one such tool that, if misunderstood, can easily steer us off course. Let’s dive into the second sign that might […]

3 signs that your product backlog is creating problems. Sign 1

  If you are experiencing problems managing and ordering your Product Backlog, Scrum.org have just created a Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management course and it’s worth the investment. If you are a previous PSPO or PSPO-A student from Effective Agile, or are going to be purchasing a PSPO or PSPO-A course in the future, you […]

How do you ensure that items in the product backlog are well understood?

The Key to Stellar Product Backlog Understanding 🎯 Did you know that items in the Product Backlog don’t necessarily have to be user stories? A common misconception! In fact, User stories hail from Extreme Programming and aren’t intrinsically tied to Scrum. What they can be, however, is a bucket for understanding, a different kind of […]

3 critical elements to good product backlog refinement

Mastering the Art of Product Backlog Refinement in Scrum 🧠📋 When it comes to Scrum, it’s not just about riding the agile waves but ensuring our ship is heading in the right direction. The heart of this journey? The Product Backlog. Today, we’re diving deep into the three critical elements of product backlog refinement, and […]

East: Change behaviour and you change culture. West: Change culture and behaviour changes

Cultivating an Agile Culture: Behavioural Change for Organisational Growth  Cultivating an Agile culture is fundamentally about fostering behavioural change to drive organisational growth. This process involves more than merely adopting new processes or tools; it requires a fundamental shift in how people think, communicate, and interact within the workplace.  At the heart of this transformation […]

How tough is it to become a PST? Do you need to prove yourself an expert in Scrum?

Navigating the Path to Becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)  It’s a Rigorous Road  🛣️  Becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) is not a walk in the park. It’s a journey that demands a profound understanding and practice of Scrum. This blog delves into the intricacies of this path, offering guidance and ‘how-to’ advice for […]

Why were you drawn to Product Ownership?

  The Crown of Product Ownership 🤴👸  In the realm of Agile Scrum, the role of the Product Owner is often misinterpreted. It’s not about being the most crucial person on the team, but rather about the significance of the activities they perform. Imagine a scenario where you have the finest Scrum Master and the […]