Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

author Henrik Kniberg   6 год. назад

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What is Agile?

This short cartoon answers the question "What Is Agile?" and will give you the background to understand the Agile principles and values and how they can help you and your team work together more efficiently. If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey outright. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at the link above.

Scrum vs Kanban - What's the Difference? + FREE CHEAT SHEET

Scrum and Kanban have much in common - and some striking differences. Watch the video... and grab your FREE CHEAT SHEET. Download your FREE CHEAT SHEET: If you've been wondering about the differences between Scrum and Kanban, you've come to the right place. Scum and Kanban are perhaps the best known of a number of Agile software development. They have much in common - and some striking differences. And don't forget to grab your copy of the Scrum vs Kanban Cheat Sheet. → SUBSCRIBE for a NEW EPISODE every WEDNESDAY: Music: 260809 Funky Nurykabe: ------------------- 68. Scrum vs Kanban - What's the Difference? + FREE CHEAT SHEET Scrum and Kanban are perhaps the best known of a number of Agile software development frameworks. Let's break that down: Software Development, in very broad terms, looks like this: The Product Owner decides what to build, The Development Team builds it, and Customers use it, experience it, benefit from it in some way. What makes software development Agile is that value is delivered to the customer in small increments. And - importantly - feedback is gathered from customers and fed back into the process. It's the Product Owner's job to take input from customers - and from various Stakeholders - and organise it into a prioritised list of features and User Stories. The list is known as the Product Backlog. What happens between the Product Backlog and the Customer is what distinguishes Scrum from Kanban. As we'll see, each has its own routines and rituals. It's this person's job (see below) to help the Product Owner and Development Team to adopt and maintain good habits. In Scrum, the role is known as the Scrum Master. In Kanban, the role is known as the Agile Coach. Something that Scrum and Kanban have in common is that both are PULL systems. Without getting into two much detail, a pull system ensures that work gets from Product Backlog to Customer in the shortest possible time. A pull system also helps to uncover bottlenecks in the process, which helps to ensure that work gets from Product Backlog to Customer in the shortest possible time! As you'll see in a moment, Scrum and Kanban implement the pull system in two strikingly different ways. Scrum ----- Scrum teams work in a series of Sprints, most commonly two weeks in length. Each Sprint it proceeded by a Sprint Planning Meeting, run by the Scrum Master and attended by the Product Owner and the Development Team. Together they select high priority items from the Product Backlog that the Development Team believe it can commit to delivering in a single Sprint. This is the "pull" I was talking about earlier. The selected items are known as the SPRINT BACKLOG. For the next two weeks, the Development Team focuses on working through the items in the Sprint backlog - and ONLY those items in the Sprint backlog: in all but the most exceptional circumstances, any new requirements that arise have to wait for the following Sprint. It's common practice for Scum teams to use a board to track the progress of the work. It's called a Scrum Board... or an Agile Board... or even (slightly confusingly) a Kanban Board. Each day during the Sprint there is a Scrum Meeting: it's a stand up meeting where the team takes a maximum of 15 minutes to discuss progress and identify any "blockers". At the end of the Sprint, the work completed during the Sprint is packaged for release, and any incomplete items are returned to the Product Backlog. The Sprint ends with two rituals: The Sprint Review, which is a demonstration of new functionality to Stakeholders. The Sprint Retrospective, which is an examination of what went well, what went badly and what could be improved. The aim of the Retrospective is to ensure that the next sprint is more efficient and effective than the last. And that's Scrum! Kanban ------ Kanban does a few things differently. There's no two-week sprint: Kanban is a continuous process. And there's no Sprint Backlog; the "pull" system in Kanban happens in a different way, via Work In Progress (WIP) limits. If an Agile Board is useful for Scrum, it's a necessity for Kanban. Each column on the Kanban Board has a Work in Progress limit related to the team's capacity. For example, a team with two developers might set a limit between two and four items. The lower the better. Let's see the pull system in action: When testing of a particular feature is complete, the corresponding ticket moves to the "Done" column. The empty column is a

GOTO 2015 • Why Scaling Agile Doesn't Work • Jez Humble

This presentation was recorded at GOTO Berlin 2015 Jez Humble - Vice President at Chef, Author of "Continuous Delivery" ABSTRACT There are now several frameworks designed to address the demand for "big agile." In this talk Jez will explain the flaws in such frameworks, why they so often fail to produce the desired effects, and what we should do instead. He will also address some common [...] Download slides and read the full abstract here:'t%20Work

A Simple Test Will Show If You Are a Genuine Introvert

According to statistics, the majority of people are extroverts, and their eyes are looking to the outside world. Introverts are a smaller group. It is believed that it’s easier for them to focus, that's why they can cope with our test without difficulty. And then, there are ambiverts – they are right in the middle and have the best of both worlds. But what type are you? It's time to find out more about yourself: just look at a couple of pictures and try to find the hidden items in them. TIMESTAMPS Picture #1 1:01 Picture #2 2:08 Picture #3 3:01 Picture #4 3:55 Picture #5 4:51 Picture #6 5:43 Picture #7 6:38 Picture #8 7:30 SUMMARY - If you found the items easily, then you can be referred to as an introvert. You possess unique observation skills, and you know how to focus and see the tiniest details. You prefer to be by yourself rather than inside a noisy get-together, and feel a bit tired after you've spent hours communicating with others. Instead of going to the big party, you will most probably just stay home and read a book or watch the last episode of your favorite TV show, which you were too busy to catch up before. And you will still have a great time! - If you became bored looking for the items and lost your patience, then you are probably an extrovert. You are an active and emotional human being. You're completely different from the previous type – you will most probably become the life of the party, even if nobody knew you when you got there! After you've spent loads of time communicating, you feel energized and inspired by other people. You like to have conversations with others, and you know how to attract attention. You have a lot of friends and a long list of acquaintances, and you enjoy getting to know new people and make new friends. You are open to everything that's going on in your life, and you tend to react emotionally in most of the situations. - If you experienced difficulties but still passed the test, then you are an ambivert — a rare type of personality. You were probably confused listening about introverts and extroverts, as you could find similar traits to your character in both of these descriptions. Well, that's because you're right in the middle of the spectrum! You are a person of many talents, you know how to adapt to different environments, and you find it easy to talk to almost everyone. You're confident in yourself, and you feel comfortable in pretty much every social situation. Subscribe to Bright Side : ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: SMART Youtube: 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: Have you ever seen a talking slime? Here he is – Slick Slime Sam: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:

Funniest Leadership Speech ever!

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This is basically a 1 day product ownership course compressed into 15 minute animated presentation. There's obviously more to product ownership than this, so see this is a high level summary.

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Special thanks to Alistair Cockburn, Tom & Mary Poppendieck, Jeff Patton, Ron Jeffries, Jeff Sutherland, and Michael Dubakov for providing many of the models, metaphors, and ideas that I use in this presentation.

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PS: The intro & outtro song is just me jamming in my home studio. I bought a cool half-acoustic guitar a few months ago and was looking for an excuse to make use of it :o)

Tools used: Artrage (drawing program), Wacom Intuos 5 (drawing tablet), Screenflow (screen & audio capture).

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