Focus on Learning, Context and Empowerment

Why learning is so important? The biggest waste in software development: building the wrong thing! Marty Cagan was right: half of the time or 50% the product manager is wrong with his ideas. It’s not about keeping everybody busy, it’s learning what’s the right thing. Focus your attention on that. The Proven Learning Process Learning … More Focus on Learning, Context and Empowerment

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

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

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

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