Agile in Large Enterprises aka Comments about “The Revenge of the PMO” by @cagan

I’m a huge fan of agile methods, values, principles and processes. This week I’ve read a great article of Marty Cagan backed by Jeff Patton, Ron Jeffries and Ken Schwaber which I need to share and comment, because it resonates that much with my experiences of working in a large enterprise. I just published an … More Agile in Large Enterprises aka Comments about “The Revenge of the PMO” by @cagan

Webinar with Biggerplate about “Mind Mapping the Product Owners Overview”

Today, I was thankful and happy to volunteer for a business club webinar at Biggerplate about “Mind Mapping the Product Owners Overview”. The webinar was hosted by Liam Hughes who is an expert in mind mapping tools and shares the same passion in mindmapping like I do. Liam contacted me some weeks ago due my … More Webinar with Biggerplate about “Mind Mapping the Product Owners Overview”

#AIFFM – One Year Anniversary of #AI in Frankfurt – cool demos and talks

Last Wednesday I had the chance to join the local AI chapter in Frankfurt #AIFFM for the first time. It was a special event as they celebrated their 1 year anniversary – congratulations! In preparation of the event I tried to learn more about AI as this is one of the most hot topics and … More #AIFFM – One Year Anniversary of #AI in Frankfurt – cool demos and talks

Using Gherkin for Writing Better User Stories and Splitting

Inspired by #NoEstimation movement I’d like to share my ideas of story splitting as there are plenty of ways how to do so. A common understanding Teams struggle sometimes in getting a common understanding of what to do to create software and to contribute to a specific outcome. Usually the Product Owner is assigned to … More Using Gherkin for Writing Better User Stories and Splitting

Miele Prisma W850 repaired – no need to buy a new washing machine now

After one week without my washing machine, I finally repaired it on Saturday. Because of this journey, I’ve decided to write an off-topic post about it. It was tremendously easy to repair it and I’d like to avoid early replacements of washing machines, due to uneconomical decisions. Model: Miele Prisma W850 Manufactured: 10.08.2000 The problem: … More Miele Prisma W850 repaired – no need to buy a new washing machine now

Be a good example. Treat others like you’d like to be treated. Be kind.

This week I’ve read a post from Vala Afshar that remind me again of good behaviors for a culture change: how can I help? what do you think? your work matters I trust you and our team I appreciate your commitment thank you for working hard I was wrong, I am sorry your career path is … More Be a good example. Treat others like you’d like to be treated. Be kind.

The Product Owner Overview as an Ultimative Mindmap

Since the last presentation at the German developer day in Frankfurt, I shared some learnings about having a common understanding for agile transitions. This lead me to the idea to write down an overview and understanding of the role of product owners. I’ve read so much and work so long in this role, that the … More The Product Owner Overview as an Ultimative Mindmap