Communication, Organization, Product Owner

[Product Owner – Dev. Team] Ladder of Empowerment

"Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team." - The Scrum Guide. When the whole  Scrum Team is self-organizing (in addition to the Dev. Team being self-organizing in executing the Sprint Backlog), understanding the context of Product Owner -… Continue reading [Product Owner – Dev. Team] Ladder of Empowerment

Organization, scrum-master

Measuring the Performance of a Scrum Master

Someone asked me this question in LinkedIn  "In your opinion, how do you measure a scrum master’s performance?" There are some good answers in the comments, and  I thought I will elaborate on my perspective a bit more.  To answer this question, we have to understand the dimensions of Scrum Master's work and the context under… Continue reading Measuring the Performance of a Scrum Master

Organization, Product Owner

Dysfunctional Product Owner Patterns

One PO per Development Team instead of one PO per Product One PO per feature/component/epic ("feature" product owner, "component" Product Owner, "epic" product owner) One "onsite" PO & N "offshore" PO PO being the bottleneck in communication, acting as in intermediately between the team & stakeholders/customers increasing the number of "hops" in communication PO not… Continue reading Dysfunctional Product Owner Patterns

Organization, Product Increment

Scrum: What is the difference between “Undone Work” and “Incomplete Work”?

All work that needs to be done by cross-functional (Product) Development Team is in the Product Backlog. Each item in the product backlog (product backlog item, PBI for short) is expressed in a way such that the value of PBI is transparent to the Product Owner.  During the Sprint, the Development Team works on the… Continue reading Scrum: What is the difference between “Undone Work” and “Incomplete Work”?

Organization

Scrum is not a Substitute for Common Sense

Have you encountered these situations below? We are adopting Scrum, I want my team/management/organization to listen to me, but they are not listening to me, what should I do? Scrum says self-organizing teams, so I (manager/scrum master) am going let them figure out everything. Am I doing it right? We want our estimates to be accurate,… Continue reading Scrum is not a Substitute for Common Sense