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

Notes from the Agile User Group: Empowering Teams – the Secret Sauce of Atlassian

Yesterday I was able to join a special meetup hosted by the Atlassian User Group and the Agile User Group Rhein Main together. Sven Peters aka @svenpet who is traveling Europe was sharing his secret sauce which was about empowering teams. The variance of the product portfolio of Atlassian is going from autonomous to controlled … More Notes from the Agile User Group: Empowering Teams – the Secret Sauce of Atlassian

Change Your Focus and Ask The Right Questions – Impact!

Successful companies have mastered and learned to focus on execution to run their business. But focussing on execution could be a trap, because there might be better ways to solve their customers’ problems, especially when it comes to disruption and disruptive technologies. In theory you want to disrupt yourself before someone else is disrupts you. … More Change Your Focus and Ask The Right Questions – Impact!

Inspirations about #DBART Expert Talk for #ProductOwners

Yesterday evening, the DBART (Deutsche Bahn Agile Round Table) Expert Talk started about Product Owners at @DB_Skydeck with people from the following companies: Hot topics The expert talk was introduced in a world café format with the following topics: Backlog Management Product Owner No Gos #PONOGO Role of the Product Owner Agile Contracts (Traditional) Project Manager meets … More Inspirations about #DBART Expert Talk for #ProductOwners

Beyond #Lean and #Agile

Marty Cagan inspired me to write two cents about my view of “beyond lean and agile“. I don’t have the experience like Marty, only 10 years in product management and 3 years as a product owner. Marty also pointed out how important the understanding of product managers vs product owners really is and how essential they are for building good products. Lean … More Beyond #Lean and #Agile

Nonviolent #Communication for #agile teams

I’ve written before about the communication challenges of a scrum team. For me communication is nothing special to scrum, but it is very important to find a common understanding when comes to collaborative work building features and talking about user stories. It also improves our daily lifes working on our behaviors and attitudes. I’ve bought an audio … More Nonviolent #Communication for #agile teams