Tag: product owner

Scrum Guide 2020 – Sprint Planning
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Scrum Guide 2020 – Sprint Planning

Sprint planning: why, what, how  The scrum guide 2017 mentions the sprint goal 27 times, that’s quite often for something which is not part of the official scrum framework. In the 2020 scrum guide, the sprint goal is the commitment of the sprint backlog.  The sprint goal is the reason to fund the sprint which...

Scrum Guide 2020 – Product Goal
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Scrum Guide 2020 – Product Goal

What is the product goal? Apart from the three roles, the three artifacts and the five events, the scrum guide 2017 described two additional elements: the sprint goal and the definition of done. I like to think about them as very important elements, you can’t be without them, but they’re not part of the framework....

Canceling a sprint
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Canceling a sprint

Sprints are mini projects that help us tackle our main project. But what happens if we decide to cancel one of them? The option of canceling a sprint is clearly stated in the scrum guide. So, let’s go a step back and look at the definition of a project: A project is a temporary endeavor...

Product Owner Demystified – Vision, Value, Validation
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Product Owner Demystified – Vision, Value, Validation

There is a vacuum between the company vision and the final outcome, causing late validation and low value. This vacuum is present in pretty much all companies, caused by a wrong and ill conceived product delivery approach. This vacuum is filled with meaningless busy work and extensive task management resulting in being busy without a...

What is a product
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What is a product

What actually is a product? This is a very important question.  The challenge of correctly defining your product is one of the most important decisions you will make.  We describe a product as something which: Has a producer & a consumer. The consumer is either is willing to pay, or looking to get some cost...