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07
MAR
2024

What is a User Story?

A user story describes a small feature that one or two people can finish in two to five days.  I like to describe a user story as a chunk – or chunklette – of value that a Scrum Team will deliver and demonstrate to the customer by the end of a Sprint.   History of...
22
APR
2020

Agile Product Playbook – how to make one

It’s necessary for product development teams of different skill sets and years of experience to be on the same page when it comes to the tools they use and approach they take.  A product playbook is a customized set of tools adapted to you organization. This removed the...
03
MAR
2018

A Developer Can’t Be the Product Owner

The Product Owner on my team is also a developer on the team. Do you have any advice on using Scrum in such a scenario? SHORT ANSWER:  Yeah – stop doing it! LONG ANSWER:  In a healthy Scrum Team, each person fills only one Scrum role at a time.  Having someone be both a...
03
JAN
2018

Six Common Mistakes of a Product Owner

How do you cope with the weak Product Owner? You don’t – find a new Product Owner (PO) or stop using Scrum.  Scrum is based on the idea that an empowered, knowledgable business leader is setting direction for the product (or service) under development.  When that...
08
DEC
2017

Webinar: How to Prioritize a Backlog

The Product Backlog: It’s that ordered list of everything known to be needed in the product.  Ordering means prioritization, and the Scrum Alliance ® Collaboration at Scale webinar series will be hosting Carlton Nettleton, CST® and president of Look Forward Consulting, and Luke...
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...
29
JUN
2017

Carlton Nettleton to Speak at Agile Connect Lisbon July Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal – Learn more about the role of the Product Owner in Scrum and how a Product Owner uses Innovation Games® to create market disruption.  In two weeks time, Carlton Nettleton President and Certified Scrum Trainer for Look Forward Consulting, will be speaking...
10
MAY
2017

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not) Meetup

San Diego, CA – Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not), on May 15th, at 6:00PM.  His interactive topic will be “Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product...
16
MAR
2017

Carlton Nettleton a Keynoter at Scrum Day Peru

Lima, Peru – Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce that Carlton Nettleton  will be a keynote speaker at Scrum Day Perú, to be held on April 7th and 8th, 2017 in Lima, Perú.  Carlton will open the conference on April 7th with his talk, “Learning from Product Failure...
01
NOV
2016

CSP Fast Pass Founders Present Two Topics at Munich Scrum Gathering®

Munich, Germany – Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, and Jason Tanner, CEO of Applied Frameworks, were quite busy last month at the Munich Global Scrum Gatherin.  On Wednesday, Oct 19th they presented two, ninety-minute workshops on topics of interest...