Done vs Releasable
From not yet releasable to releasable and beyond to full quality

Done in your Scrum Team: does it have to be releasable? Spoiler: no way Jose! There’s a road to releasable and trying Scrum can help getting there. Done vs Releasable is about the difference of doing Scrum as intended and thus gaining maximum benefit, versus the long hard road to reach that state of pure transparency. In […]

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#10:focus – Validated Learning board for tracking your Product development ideas – Edwin Wopereis (Kramp)

In this Focus topic, Sjoerd meets with Product Owner Edwin Wopereis to discuss the Validated learning board. Edwin is responsible for the Kramp Webshop. Kramp is a technical wholesalerand one-stop supplier of spare parts, technical services and business solutions to more than 40.000 dealers worldwide. Edwin works with multiple developments teams – located in the Netherlands & India – […]

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Creating customers – the purpose of any product
customer road sign pointing left with blue sky and white clouds background

Creating customers = not simply making your customers happy. Product-market fit Creating customers means finding a sustainable product-market fit. When found, the product is a solution for the customers who in turn create a market by their willingness to pay for it. It entails not just making a user happy, but turning a mere user […]

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Purpose of a product? Serve customer needs!

Recently I shared my thoughts on what should come first, your customer or your employees in a small post called ‘Customers First or employees first?’. Now I’d like to revisit this topic, because Steve Denning wrote a quite brilliant, comprehensive article about this topic. In this article I will apply Steve’s arguments to Products instead of […]

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#10 Collaboration and Ownership in the Scrum Team – Edwin Wopereis (Kramp)

In this episode we meet with Product Owner Edwin Wopereis. Edwin is responsible for the Kramp Webshop. Kramp is a technical wholesaler and one-stop supplier of spare parts, technical services and business solutions to more than 40.000 dealers worldwide of agricultural machines, forest & grasscare machines, construction machines and in the OEM and MRO industry. Edwin […]

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Definition of done in sprint planning

When getting to grips with the Scrum framework for the first time, it may take awhile before the notion of “Done”, the Definition of Done, what they are for and how they can be used sinks in. One of the Scrum events where we use the Definition of Done is Sprint Planning. Product Backlog items […]

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Two types of stress: helpful and harmful

Stress is often seen as unilaterally bad. We should avoid it if we want to stay healthy and burn-out results of being stressed for too long at a time. However, there are two sides to this coin. Stress can be either helpful or harmful. The harmful type is called ‘distress’. This is the type to […]

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Customers first or employees first?

Customer first. Always. No Customer -> no product or service -> no employees. Nina Maurer asked on linkedin: “Customers first or employees first?“ This seemingly difficult question popped into my feed because of Chris Lukassen. His reply is brilliantly simple: “Neither and both, you need to strike a balance. Suggestion: “people first”” Yes, when we […]

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