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Jun 13, 2018

 

Being comfortable with risk and uncertainty is a hallmark of a great Product Owner.  Understanding how to deal with unknowns or potential issues can help PO’s plan better, show value sooner, and reduce how nervous other people are.  Risk is a something that will travel with us as our products come to life. Keeping...


May 30, 2018

 

In order to communicate effectively, PO’s need to be excellent listeners. We must be able to understand and relate to what the person or group we are talking to are trying to tell us.  Sometimes, we might even agree with them. When we can actively listen and turn on all the listening skills, we really start to...


May 16, 2018

 

One of the basic Product Owner skills is communication.  Delivering, receiving, and improving how and what we are communicating can make or break our efforts.  When there are issues ( and there usually are ), what are some ways to get back on track and increase the team and customer relationships? In a happy...


May 2, 2018

 

Product Owners think a lot about delivering value and how best to do that. One way that can help focus those efforts is a technique from Gojko Adzic called Impact Mapping.  On this episode, Gojko joins us to talk about the basic concepts, some tricks to asking better questions while putting one together, and ways to...


Apr 18, 2018

 

Product Owners should always work on trying to become better. Looking for areas to improve, selecting a few and then working on ways to make them successful is a good skill and practice to incorporate into your daily work.  In this episode, we talk about why continuous improvement is so much a core part of the agile...