Learn about the 12 common misconceptions about Product Owner. are you a victim of any of these misconceptions?
The current version of The Scrum Guide is getting updated. Here are the things I wish the new updates could address (a) Daily Scrum (b)Development Team (c) Product Owner (d) Sprint Backlog and incomplete PBIs at the end of the Sprint (e) Acceptance of Work by Product Owner (f) Increment (g) What is the Product
Scrum does not define a "product", and how you define your "product" has huge implications for the organization. Broader definitions of product
(a) focus on solving actual customer problems
(b) avoids local optimizations in the organization
(c) eliminates management of dependencies between different micro- "products"
(d) and hence enables organization to "be more agile"
Scrum, today, has become the most popular framework. Naturally, the folklore around it also has grown over the course of time. Scrum was first published in 1995, and Scrum Alliance officially founded in 2001. During those times, the main source of Scrum was the creators of the framework. Naturally, word of mouth has its limitations… Continue reading Scrum: folktales, facts, alternate- facts, and other nonsense !!
The concept of "undone" work does not exist in Scrum today, but nevertheless, it makes sense to understand this concept when Scaling Scrum . Most people confuse incomplete work and "undone" work. To understand the difference, please see here. Ideally, you should be able to get to a perfect definition of Done before your first… Continue reading Understanding “undone” Work
Every Sprint, the Development Team is responsible for building a "releasable" Product Increment. The Product Owner may choose to release it or may not choose to release the Increment at the end of the Sprint. Scrum does not prescribe a release frequency (i.e. PBIs can be released multiple, times a day, once a Sprint, once… Continue reading This is how you hit the ball out of the park in your first Sprint
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”?