This is not part of the regular blog/podcast, but it might be interesting, so I'm sharing the link... Jessica Wolfe, Derek Huether and I recorded a Zoom call discussing what we'd learned from our first week of working in quarantine. We each experienced things that week that caught us by surprise. In some cases, those surprises were pretty awesome. In other cases, not so much.
We're going to try and make this an ongoing thing.
“Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.”
From the 12 Principles of Agile Software
It is one of the most basic responsibilities of the Product Owner and one almost every PO struggles with... saying "No" to people who ask for things. A Product Owner who can't say No is going to end up with a Product Backlog jammed full of things that can't be done. This puts the entire organization at risk. At the same time, a PO who is constantly telling Senior Management "No" to all their requests may find themselves "being offered the opportunity to enjoy working at another company."
So, how do you go say "No" from a position of strength and safety? How do you know that saying "No" is really the right response? What kind of challenges do you need to be ready for? How can you prepare for those uncomfortable moments when you are waiting to see if you will be thanked for your honesty and candor, or told to leave your ID badge with HR on your way out?
In this episode of the Reluctant Agilist, Tim Wise joins me to talk through various aspects of the challenge of saying "No."
Links from the Podcast
Agile 2018 Video Podcast Interviews (ALL OF THEM!)
Cass Van Gelder,
Categories: Chris Sims, Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson, Larry Maccherone, David Bland, Dhaval Panchal, Olaf Lewitz, Dave Prior, Scott Ambler, Jeff Patton, Mike Cottmeyer, LeadingAgile, Dean Leffingwell, Linda Rising, Michele Sliger, Natalie Warnert, Tricia Broderick, Dennis Stevens, Sarah Klarich, Becky Hartman, Laura Powers, SoundNotes, Bob Tarne, Mark Kilby, Agile 2018, Cara Turner, Troy Magennis, Esther Derby, John Miller, Peter Green, Johanna Rothman, Erika Lenz, Paul Argiry, Diana Larsen, Cass Van Gelder, Lyssa Adkins, Joe Vallone, Pam Corbin, Dom Price, Bernie Maloney, John Tanner, Agile
I was trying to post these one at a time, but it is taking me too long. There is some really good stuff in here and I'm very grateful to everyone who was willing to sit with me and let me ask them questions. (And to the amazing crew at LeadingAgile for making it happen.)
I hope you find them helpful as well.
Agile 2018 Video Podcast Interviews
Day 1 Interviews - Johanna Rothman & Mark Kilby, Mike Cottmeyer, Erika Lenz and Michele Sliger, Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson, Paul Argiry, Linda Rising, Diana Larsen, Bob Tarne
Day 2 Interviews - Jeff Patton, Cass Van Gelder, Lyssa Adkins, Joe Vallone, Sarah Klarich and Pam Corbin, Dom Price (Keynote), David Bland
Day 3 Interviews - Troy Magennis (Keynote), Larry Maccherone, Dhaval Panchal, Dean Leffingwell, Dennis Stevens, Bernie Maloney, Becky Hartman, Peter Green, John Tanner
Day 4 Interviews - Cara Turner, John Miller, Esther Derby, Tricia Broderick, Laura Powers, Chris Sims, Scott Ambler, Olaf Lewitz, Natalie Warnert
In this Agile 2017 interview Johanna Rothman talks with Dave about her new book “Create Your Successful Agile Project Collaborate, Measure, Estimate and Deliver” and how teams that are struggling to make Scrum work may want to adopt an approach that focuses on continuous flow in order to deliver value for their customers with greater frequency.
The interview includes a conversation about working with User Stories that are sized to only take the team a single day to complete and how this may help teams that are struggling with estimation. Dave and Johanna’s also discuss her approach to writing (she averages about 1 book a year in addition to posting to her blog every few days) involves writing for just 15 minutes a day.
FOR MORE ON JOHANNA
You’ve taken CSM Training and passed the Exam. Now what?
In this podcast Certified Scrum Trainers Richard Cheng and Dave Prior share their thoughts on most important things that Certified Scrum Master students can do to be successful Scrum Masters once they have completed the training and passed the CSM Assessment Exam. The podcast includes an exploration of why each of the recommendations is critical to making Scrum work and both Richard and Dave share examples from their experiences in the field working with teams who did, and did not have these practices in play.
Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Geoffrey Moore Vision Statement https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2002/05/09/product-vision/
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore http://amzn.to/2h3ruRS
Roman Pichler’s website (where you can find the tools we mentioned) http://www.romanpichler.com
Works for Excella Consulting https://www.excella.com
Email: [email protected]
Works for LeadingAgile http://www.leadingagile.com
Email: [email protected]
The music featured in the podcast was downloaded from The Free Music Archive http://freemusicarchive.org
Cherry Skies - The New Mystical Troubadours. Find them here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_New_Mystikal_Troubadours/