Product Owner Dependability and Adaptability

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This blog post is an invite for open discussion.  If you have any insight or opinions about the content included in this post, please feel free to comment.  We appreciate all feedback and welcome all input. Here begins Rev 0 AKA the rough draft of my...

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Story Points Estimation

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This blog post summarizes the key points which came up in a conversation between Joe Justice and Chris Wallace discussing some challenges Chris is having with consistently and accurately estimating points for user stories in the WikiSpeed Burleson, TX, USA shop. While explaining his current experience with story...

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Scrum at Scale

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A good friend and former colleague recently emailed me: "What is your take on SAFe?" I thought others might enjoy our edited down email thread: Joe: "SAFe, in my opinion, gives good structure but slows and dissents inspection and adaption above the team level as the...

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Agile Homeroom

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An Agile Homeroom, or centralized agile business unit, appears to be a necessary step as agility grows across a company. We are seeing this now across the 370,000 employees at Bosch, for example. Cliff Notes version of what I'm learning in this space: 1) having a clear,...

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The Three Scrum Outputs

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An email came in last week from a Florida area Scrum coach, checking on the three outputs of Scrum I referenced in an online course with the Scrum Alliance. This is in the context of the 3-5-3 recipe for booting up Scrum as defined in...

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The order of the Agile Manifesto

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Jeff Sutherland recently commented on the order of the 4 values in the Agile Manifesto: http://www.agilemanifesto.org/, which is now the dominant method of delivery in software and other industries: "Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over...

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Burleson, TX Shop Now Open!

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The Burleson , TX shop is now open.  Come by for our scheduled build party every Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Central Time.  These builds are open to the public, at no charge.  We love families and children of all ages if accompanied by a responsible adult. You are invited to...

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Who Fires A Scrum Team?!

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Who Fires a Scrum Team?! In an Agile 1.0 organization, where a traditional management structure exists with Scrum teams in delivery roles inside the company, traditional management fires the Scrum team if they don’t perform. In an Agile 2.0 organization, where the entire company is reformed of...

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