What are the barriers that prevent developers from fully accepting a Product Owner as the final decision maker? 

Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Product Owners 🌉  In the realm of software development, the relationship between developers and Product Owners is a critical one. Let’s explore why sometimes this relationship is strained and how to mend it.  Accountability: The Silent Culprit 🕵️‍♂️  Understanding accountability is key in dissecting the relationship between developers and […]

Worst Contribution from a Product Owner that You Know Of

Product Owner’s Misstep There’s never a good time for a Scrum Team to be slanted, unsupported or left feeling surprised.  A Scrum Team is all about transparency, dependability and teamwork throughout good and bad situations. Setting the Stage at the Sprint Review  Imagine a meeting room brimming with anticipation after all the stakes are high […]

Hiring a Professional Product Owner

One of my customers is asking me about the accountabilities of a Product Owner and how they break down. While I had seen many things around the Scrum Master for my post on Hiring a Professional Scrum Master, this was a little bit more of a discovery session, which is why I asked some of […]

Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner (PSMPO) with Certification

Scrum Teams flourish when the Scrum Master and Product Owner accountabilities are well fulfilled. The 3-day Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner (PSMPO) course combines the key learning objectives from both the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) and Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) courses. Merging PSM and PSPO together enables side-by-side learning in a way […]

Sprint Goal is an Immediate Tactical Goal

In the The Evidence-Based Management Guide we talk about the Intermediate Strategic Goal and I likened that to the Product Goal in the 2020 Scrum Guide. If we also think of each Sprint as a tactical move towards fulfilling that Product Goal then the Sprint Goal becomes an Intermediate Tactical Goal that moves us towards […]

Advanced Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO-A) Course with Certification

Professional Scrum Product Owner™ – Advanced (PSPO-A) training experience uses a unique blend of self-paced learning, live classroom hands-on activity-based exercises, and community-based aftercare helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders. The course goes beyond the topics […]

There is no place like production

Value is such a subjective thing that we will often be wrong, and there is no way around that wrongness. In order to minimise the wrongness and maximise the amount of value that we deliver we need to have a clear understanding of what our users need, how they are using the product, and validate […]