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

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

An Agile Transition is not iterative software development with Scrum

One of my learnings in software development and people are the interpretation of agile at all. Everybody has its own definition and meaning of agility which makes it hard to understand what really is wanted and needed as a common minimal dominator between senior management and employees. The Agile Onion Due to our presentation at … More An Agile Transition is not iterative software development with Scrum

Anti Pattern at #Agile Transitions #etffm18

Finnaly, Frank, Marcus, Stefan and me had our presentation at the German developer day in Frankfurt about “Anti Pattern and agile Transitions”. Unfortunately the presentation is in German only, but I will write more about it due to the learnings we’d like to share. The presentation is heavy on text TL;TR – anyhow, enjoy reading. … More Anti Pattern at #Agile Transitions #etffm18

Seven Hypothesis of German Tech Culture and Challenging the Status Quo

This week I had several discussions and hypothesis about German tech culture and pioneering, which make me to write them down on my Sunday thoughts for further discussion. Those thoughts are around now for many years now and is nothing really new. Why German tech companies need a change? The scale of tech winners by @BenedictEvans … More Seven Hypothesis of German Tech Culture and Challenging the Status Quo

2nd Product Owner Camp 2017 – Summary, Overview & Impressions #POCamp

Two days Product Owner Camp in Frankfurt @DB_Skydeck sponsored by @DBSystel – and I was really happy to participate and contribute this time. The #POCamp (official Twitter tag) was held as a typical barcamp in an open format. Keynote with Klaus Leopold The keynote was done remotely by Klaus Leopold about “Business Matters” – too … More 2nd Product Owner Camp 2017 – Summary, Overview & Impressions #POCamp

Recap & Impressions from #PMcampRM plus the #waterfall reality about #Agile in #Germany

Recap PMCampRM – what a ride! Mic dropped. #PMCampRM out. pic.twitter.com/YD9EV0iok6 — PM-Camp Rhein-Main (@PMCampRM) June 24, 2017 The last two days really have been a ride at the PM Camp in Frankfurt. I bought the tickets as an early bird this year without a clue what it is and what might happen just to … More Recap & Impressions from #PMcampRM plus the #waterfall reality about #Agile in #Germany