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14
NOV
2017

Business People Make Business Decisions . . .

Is the Product Owner part of the business or part of IT? Scrum works best when the Product Owner (PO) is someone from the business rather than IT.  When I think about the role of the PO, I envision an inspiring business leader with the responsibility to maximize the business...
11
MAY
2016

Three Ways to See if Your Product Fits the Market

I have been reading (and applying) a lot of concepts from the book, Value Proposition Design by Alex Osterwalder (@alexosterwalder), as I have been developing and launching CSP Fast Pass.  One of the more interesting concepts from the book is the idea of product fit: do we have...
11
JAN
2013

Redesigning the Product Owner Class – Developing Complete Products

During the second half of 2012, I wrote an article describing some challenges I had regarding my Certified Product Owner (CPO) course and how I achieved a breakthrough in my understanding about the class – trust the learners.  What a new and amazing concept?! Since then, I...
02
SEP
2010

New Offering – Innovation Games®

On May 6th and 7th, I attended an Innovations Games® consultant’s class hosted by Luke Hohmann.  Innovations Games® are collaborative games designed to help business people develop and prioritize new product ideas.  In the context of Scrum, these games are tools the Product Owner...
06
JAN
2009

QFD & Agile Process Roll Out

I have been wanting to blog on my last presentation at XPSD for a while, but have been so busy with the Holiday Season – so here are my thoughts on how to use the Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) quality function deployment (QFD) tool to gather the Voice of the Customer data...
30
SEP
2008

Without a Product Owner…

…you are not doing Scrum.  Recently, I had given a number of Scrum Lead classes to people interested in change.  Invariably when you get a bunch of people together who are dealing with the same organizational obstacles, they want to know why the organization has had so much...
25
JUL
2008

Pay Attention to the Obvious

The other day we were talking about DfSS and how much training material we were going to produce and what sort of timelines we could commit to. I was having a hard time wrapping my head around the scope of the problem because it seemed very large and undefined. Specifically, I...