Many of us have spent the first few weeks of this crisis focused on (worried about) our people, our teams, and the economic impact of COVID-19. But now we are shifting attention to changed priorities and product plans
Most agile conversations are about morale, velocity (aka throughput), quality, predictability, and team dynamics. But we rarely address actual customer/user vale or business outcomes — instead hiding behind story points or vanity internal value metrics. This discussion will be about how strong product management bridges the outward customer/market view and inward development view.
The ProductTank Dublin team has shifted this to a real-time virtual discussion. We’ll be talking about developer critiques of user stories as a way to understand unclear feedback and tailoring agile processes to each team’s local needs. What does my team really want vs. what they ask for?
Sometimes we’re asked for conflicting or less-than-sensible things, both from customers and internal groups. This webinar is about understanding teams and adopting agile processes/tools to our specific situations.
My team says that my stories are too short, insufficient. Except when they say I’m long-winded, overspecifying HOW instead of WHAT. What’s really happening? Thoughts on engaging with our teams to unpack issues and work better together.
I joined Shane Hastie’s InfoQ podcast for a high-speed talk about building the right things; how engineering teams worldwide are similar; and the importance of bringing development teams into close contact with real customers.
ProductTank Dublin is hosting a short discussion on product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. This is usually a large, loud, opinionated group — so should be exciting and unpredictable.
For those who missed this year’s Agile Alliance conference in Atlanta (July 25-29), Rich gave talks on “Intro to Agile Product Innovation” and “Intro to Agile Product Management.” Both were for general agile audiences, geared to those working on (or coaching) agile development teams, and emphasizing the revenue-generating market side of the software business. LeanUX / Lean Startup practitioners will recognize many of the themes.