#5 Prioritizing Stories with Matthias Orgler (Dreimannzelt)

In this 5th podcast we chat with Matthias Orgler, a Product Development Expert & Agile Coach from Germany. He has experience working in startups in Silicon Vally and these days together with his colleagues at Dreimannzelt he helps businesses build awesome products. When he’s not helping businesses, he can be found on stage with one […]

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#4 Chief Product Owner: Bad idea – Wilbert Seele (Prowareness)

In this fourth episode of the podcast I chat with Wilbert Seele, my colleague at Prowareness. He’s an Agile Scaling expert and ‘Continuous Disruptor’. I asked him on the podcast not to discuss tips and tricks for the Product Owner, but to discuss the idea of a ‘Chief’ Product Owner and why he thinks that […]

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Sprint Goal in Scrum: Whose responsibility is it?

The elusive Scrum Sprint Goal. One of those practices in Scrum that is often neglected or struggled with. Which is a shame since Scrum Teams can benefit greatly from the much needed Focus it provides, when used properly. Recently an aspiring Scrum Master asked me: “Who makes the sprint goal? In the training we discussed the PO makes it, […]

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Agile Happiness pt.1: The role of Giving/Helping in Agile

A while ago I stumbled upon a great initiative, called Action for Happiness. It is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Their ideas are based on scientific research and the acronym GREAT DREAM is used to communicate their 10 keys for happier living. The 10 keys are: Giving, Relating, Excercising, Awareness, Trying Out, […]

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Use CRACK to find a good Product Owner

A good product owner is: Committed – success for the product, together with the team is their sole focus Responsible – skin in the game makes sure we take no bad risks and strengthens commitment Authorized – mandate is essential to enable learning and agility (light weight decision making) Collaborative – collaboration is essential for […]

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