Roadmaps, Expectations and Empowerment

TL;TR Use roadmaps to discuss scope as objectives and outcomes you’d like to achieve. Don’t use roadmaps to write down features or track output. Work with themes: problems, needs and objectives. Don’t use dates in roadmaps. Use features and experiements as possible customer solutions and only track them in a plan, if really needed. Empower … More Roadmaps, Expectations and Empowerment

About Imagineering, Completion and Professionalism – while not sharing everything you know

Vacation is a great time. I love traveling and experiences with other cultures as all this comes with a huge enrichment out of my daily work and life. Walt Disney As Disneyland might sound trashy or childish to some readers, it is absolutely worth a trip, especially to have a look behind the scenes and … More About Imagineering, Completion and Professionalism – while not sharing everything you know

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