Tag Archives: product owner

Scrum Guide changes

In November 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland presented their revisions to The Scrum Guide™. The recording of the webinar is available on Vimeo. It is just over 55 minutes long. Here is a summary of the major changes: 1) Uses of Scrum The new Guide now has an additional section titled ‘Uses of Scrum’… Read More »

Three Amigos

How do you ensure that requirements are communicated from subject matter expert (e.g. Product Owner) to those implementing the work (e.g. the development team)? We tend to avoid detailed requirement specifications nowadays, but tediously long meetings are equally unattractive. Some say that “Three Amigos” is the solution. There are various interpretations of the approach. Many… Read More »

Duplicate Roles

Who can the play the roles of Product Owner and ScrumMaster? And do they need to be full-time?   The ScrumMaster Can the ScrumMaster perform the role of Product Owner? No. There is a potential for a conflict of interest. One of the duties of the ScrumMaster is to protect the team from over-committing to… Read More »

Product Owner | Product Manager

What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager? A simple question, but not simple to answer; opinions are divided and approaches vary from company to company. Following a discussion at London Agile Discussion Group and further reading, here are my generalised summaries. The Product Owner The Product Owner is a Scrum… Read More »

My problem with the ham-n-eggs fable

For those of you who don’t know the fable, it’s a conversation between a pig and a chicken regarding a potential business opportunity. Chicken: “Pig, I was thinking that we should open a restaurant” Pig: “Sounds interesting. What would we call it?” Chicken: “How about Ham-n-Eggs?” Pig: “Er… no thanks. I’d be committed but you’d… Read More »