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Sleepwalking Through Scrum

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How do we recognize when the way we’re “doing Scrum“ is impeding our Agility?

SCRUM 165

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

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We were humming along as a Team; suddenly it feels like everybody’s got two left feet. What’s going on? Sometimes when a Team hits a rough patch, after a period of really working well together, it’s hard to understand what went wrong? We’ve faced tough challenges before… this feels different.

SCRUM 168

A Day In The Life Of A ScrumMaster

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The daily life of a Scrum Master [1] is anything but mundane. Play along with one Scrum Master as she facilitates, coaches, and runs interference all in the name of becoming a Well-Formed Team [2]. Download a PDF Version of This Infographic.

TDD 158

To Empower Your Scrum Teams, Provide Mission Protection

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Scrum coaching and training usually focuses on strengthening your Dev Teams’ collaboration, empowering Scrum Mastering and Product Ownership. These ingredients are all required for Scrum Teams to achieve high-quality results. [1]

SCRUM 182

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

To Empower Your Scrum Teams, Provide Mission Protection

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Scrum coaching and training usually focuses on strengthening your Dev Teams’ collaboration, empowering Scrum Mastering and Product Ownership. These ingredients are all required for Scrum Teams to achieve high-quality results. [1]

SCRUM 151

To Build Trust, Risk Being Candid

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Search Google Books on trust and candor and the first listings you’ll get are business examples. Because for a Team to respond agilely , we need to be candid with each other and have a basic trust in each other.

SCRUM 192

What Makes A Good Stakeholder?

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Stakeholders [1] are the reason we develop Product [2] in the first place. Stakeholders are those people that have needs, wants, and desires. (In In an IT setting, these may be referred to as desirements, a processing task or type of output that is desired, but not absolutely necessary.)

Agile 183

Scrum as Superhero

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Once upon a time, there was a company. A large, multi-layered organization ordered with the task of developing and launching new software. And not just any software. Complex software, unlike anything the organization or the public at large had seen, or used, before.

SCRUM 183

What Football Teaches Us About Scrum Teams

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Even if you think that a “Fair Catch” [1] has something to do with a summer carnival fishing tournament and a “Flea Flicker” [2] can be eradicated with a dog collar, there are two things that all football and non-football fans know: The crazy intensity of the championship football season is among us.

SCRUM 179

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

3 Undeniable Reasons To Get Your ScrumMaster Certification Now

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Let’s face it, you’re really busy. So, the idea of taking time out of your crazy work day to get a certification may make you ponder, “Is this really worth it? Will it help me do my job better?” If this is what comes to your mind about becoming a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) , don’t feel bad.

Course 165

What Do You Do When You Finish a Sprint Early?

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So, let me talk about the easy stuff first. One of the best things that can happen to a Scrum Team [1] is that it finishes its work early in a Sprint [2]. It amazes me that Teams are confused about what to do, but they are.

SCRUM 162

Top 10 Tips To Becoming A Better PO

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Seasoned PO’s ( Product Owners [1] ) share a certain kinship bred from their time spent navigating the PO world ; a world full of balancing, prioritizing and clarifying. We decided to capture their PO knowledge and ask them, “What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were a new PO?”.

Scrum Handbook: Servant Leadership And Scrum Mastering

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Scrum Mastering is a servant-leadership role. That’s a given. The phrase servant leader, first coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in his groundbreaking essay, The Servant as Leader , defined the role as focusing “primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Scrum 3.0: Servant Leadership And Scrum Mastering

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Scrum Mastering is a servant-leadership role. That’s a given. The phrase servant leader, first coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in his groundbreaking essay, The Servant as Leader , defined the role as focusing “primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.

SCRUM 154

What Makes A Good Stakeholder?

3back

Stakeholders [1] are the reason we develop Product [2] in the first place. Stakeholders are those people that have needs, wants, and desires. (In In an IT setting, these may be referred to as desirements, a processing task or type of output that is desired, but not absolutely necessary.)

Agile 154

Top 10 Tips To Becoming A Better PO

3back

Seasoned PO’s ( Product Owners [1] ) share a certain kinship bred from their time spent navigating the PO world ; a world full of balancing, prioritizing and clarifying. We decided to capture their PO knowledge and ask them, “What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were a new PO?”.

The PO and SM: A Match Made in Agile

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Every year as the middle of February approaches, our world is taken over by little red hearts, cherubic cupids hoisting arrows and foil wrapped drugstore chocolates. The heavily scented fragrance of Valentine’s Day is in the air.

Agile 154

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

3 Undeniable Reasons To Get Your ScrumMaster Certification Now

3back

Let’s face it, you’re really busy. So, the idea of taking time out of your crazy work day to get a certification may make you ponder, “Is this really worth it? Will it help me do my job better?” If this is what comes to your mind about becoming a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) , don’t feel bad.

Course 151

To Build Trust, Risk Being Candid

3back

Search Google Books on trust and candor and the first listings you’ll get are business examples. Because for a Team to respond agilely , we need to be candid with each other and have a basic trust in each other.

SCRUM 151

What Do You Do When You Finish a Sprint Early?

3back

So, let me talk about the easy stuff first. One of the best things that can happen to a Scrum Team [1] is that it finishes its work early in a Sprint [2]. It amazes me that Teams are confused about what to do, but they are.

SCRUM 142

Scrum as Superhero

3back

Once upon a time, there was a company. A large, multi-layered organization ordered with the task of developing and launching new software. And not just any software. Complex software, unlike anything the organization or the public at large had seen, or used, before.

SCRUM 138

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

How To Do Large Scale Scrum [Infographic]

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Many large organizations find it hard to deliver valuable Results [1] to their Stakeholders [2]. Their size makes it difficult to adapt to the fact that both the realities of delivery and the Stakeholder’s minds change in unexpected ways.

SCRUM 130

The PO and SM: A Match Made in Agile

3back

Every year as the middle of February approaches, our world is taken over by little red hearts, cherubic cupids hoisting arrows and foil wrapped drugstore chocolates. The heavily scented fragrance of Valentine’s Day is in the air.

Agile 130

How To Do Large Scale Scrum [Infographic]

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Many large organizations find it hard to deliver valuable Results [1] to their Stakeholders [2]. Their size makes it difficult to adapt to the fact that both the realities of delivery and the Stakeholder’s minds change in unexpected ways. That’s when systematic scaling of Scrum becomes critical to an organization’s success.

SCRUM 121

Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model

Erik Bernhardsson

Anyone who built software for a while knows that estimating how long something is going to take is hard. It’s hard to come up with an unbiased estimate of how long something will take, when fundamentally the work in itself is about solving something.

Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron

You can learn a lot by studying your product data, but the real magic happens when product managers blend different types of data from different sources. If you want to blend data and intuition to make bold decisions that move your product forward, you'll need to open yourself up to new data sources - but where do you get this new information? Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing at Nyotron, knows the answer: from other teams in your organization! Join us as Rene goes through the different teams you'll find in a B2B organization, how to build a strong relationship with those teams, and what kinds of insights you can get that will benefit your product.

Passing execution context to domain probes

Martin Fowler

Calls to instrumentation require various bits of execution context. Pete extends his discussion of domain probes to show how factory functions help simplify the data plumbing. more…. skip-home-page

Data 277

Domain-Oriented Observability

Martin Fowler

Any serious software system needs some form of observability, so we can figure out how it is working and keep track of problems. But adding the code for this often results in lots of low-level cruft.

Other implementations for domain-oriented observability

Martin Fowler

Pete completes his discussion of domain-oriented observability by comparing domain probes to using events and aspect-oriented programming. more…. skip-home-page

Testing Domain Probes

Martin Fowler

Now he's shown you the basic idea, Pete shows how using domain probes makes it much easier to test observability behavior. more…. skip-home-page

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

How OverOps Can be Used as a Learning Platform for Junior Developers

OverOps

Web applications are an extremely important part of our lives; We use them daily, and at this point, a huge portion of the world relies on them. With this, we have a rapidly growing customer base that is reliant on the functionality they provide.

SDLC 207

6 cybersecurity revelations from the redacted Mueller report

The Parallax

From the earliest moves by Russian hackers to influence the 2016 U.S.

Report 162

Meet ‘misinfosec’: Fighting fake news like it’s malware

The Parallax

VANCOUVER—The last thing Emmanuel Vincent expected to do with his Ph.D. in oceanography and climate science was fact-checking news reports. But he found a compelling reason to dive into the fraught world of online journalism: He wanted to stop fake news.

Report: Technical Debt is Costing You More Than You Think

OverOps

How many errors does the average application have? And, how much do these errors cost companies each year? We all know application issues cost money, but quantifying it – well, that’s a harder task.

Report 207

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.