“It’s not hard to be a Scrum Master. You just schedule some meetings in a calendar, send some invites, book some rooms, and create some reports. Most of them you don’t even create, Jira is doing that for you, so what’s the big idea with this role?”
Setting OKRs for the whole company boosts the value that you deliver to your customer and removes the handbrake of your Agile Delivery. Having a healthy OKRs organization is complementary to the Agile Delivery that you have in place, it’s not redundant.
Product Roadmap and Release Plan are both different perspectives of the Product Backlog
One example of Value Stream is “Recruiting for new employees”. The trigger is clear, there is a need for a “Java Developer”. The end of the Value Stream is “java developer available”.
I see Scrum of Scrums as a “Daily” for a System of Teams that delivers a Solution.
Following the Daily approach, Scrum of Scrum should have a similar objective. So, check the progress towards the Goal and identify any impediments that might stop us from reaching it.
When a Stakeholder ask the question “Hey, when do you think it’s gonna be ready?” you cannot answer with “don’t know man, it’s gonna be ready when it’s gonna be ready…”
Following up on the article about OKRs, Epics & Stories, I have an exercise that I always use when explaining to the teams I coach why I think this is a good idea.
4 hours for a Product Discovery Workshop. Only 4 hours for discovering a set of minimum functionalities, the most important ones, that can be used to pitch an idea of a new product.
What’s your vision? Which are your business hypotheses? How would you validate them? – These are the questions that I’ve been addressing a lot lately to the teams I’m working with as an Agile Coach.
This is not meant to be only a theoretical article, but a guide for all the agile minds who seek a source of inspiration for their products.
Working remote is not easy. It brings overhead in order to ensure that the same benefits you have from a collocated team are also there when people don’t sit together. The first step in succeeding in this type of venture is to find someone that is fit for the challenge.