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Does Your Team Really Understand What Is Valuable? w Adam Weisbart

Adam Weisbart is back and this time we’re taking on a tragically common problem. Teams who do not have clarity on how the organization defines value. This can happen for a variety of reasons. In some organizations it is simply an oversight… management has achieved clarity and alignment around what is valuable to the organization, but they have not communicated it to the team. In other organizations, there may be an individual or a small group of the leadership team who likes to “go with their gut”, or maybe there are just a lot of assumptions and no one has checked to see if there is agreement across different levels of the org. Whatever the reason, if you have teams that do not have clarity around how leadership defines value for the company, how can they be expected to make choices that align with that definition of value?

In this episode of the podcast Adam Weisbart and I take on the topic of how you can get clarity on value, how can you make sure your backlog reflects that understanding of value and how can you ensure the team has awareness of what “value” means to the organization.

During the interview, Adam also shares some details about his upcoming Agile Virtual Summit (Bite Size) which is taking place on October 14, 2021. The event is free and there are going to be some great speakers, including people like Jim Benson, Richard Cheng, and Melissa Boggs who have all been guests on the podcast. You can learn more about the Agile Virtual Summit (Bite-Size!) and sign up using the link below.

drunkenpmradio · Does Your Team Really Understand What Is Valuable? w Adam Weisbart

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Posted on: October 05, 2021 11:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

The Product Goal with Ryan Ripley

The Scrum Guide got an update last November and one of the concepts introduced was the Product Goal. The Scrum Guide says:

“The Product Goal describes a future state of the product which can serve as a target for the Scrum Team to plan against. The Product Goal is in the Product Backlog. The rest of the Product Backlog emerges to define “what” will fulfill the Product Goal.

"A product is a vehicle to deliver value. It has a clear boundary, known stakeholders, well-defined users, or customers. A product could be a service, a physical product, or something more abstract.

The Product Goal is the long-term objective for the Scrum Team. They must fulfill (or abandon) one objective before taking on the next.”

For some, myself included, taking that basic definition, extending it, and creating clarity on how the Product Goal fits in with other ways we talk about the Product Backlog has been challenging. So, I reached out for some help...

In this episode of The Reluctant Agilist, I'm joined by Ryan Ripley. Ryan is the co-author of "Fixing Your Scrum", the co-host of the Agile for Humans podcast and he's also a Professional Scrum Trainer. During the conversation, Ryan and I dig into what exactly the Prout Goal is, how teams can use it to deliver value and how it fits in with some of the other aspects of the Product Backlog.

drunkenpmradio · The Product Goal w Ryan Ripley

If you'd like to check out the podcast Ryan and I recorded on his book Fixing Your Scrum you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3vIWNJq

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Posted on: March 19, 2021 11:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Product Ownership and Online Education with Braden Cundiff

Since the Covid-19 Quarantining began, we’ve all had to adjust to our work-life taking place 100% online. Whether you are working in a traditional environment or in Agile, this change has impacted your teams’ ability to engage, learn, and collaborate online. In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Braden Cundiff who works in the International Division of McGraw-Hill Education serving in a Product Ownership role for international education products. 

Braden’s work involves creating tools and products that are used in collaborative, educational environments all across the globe. He also has a background that includes teaching, agile coaching, and transformation. This allows him to offer a unique perspective on how to create an effective online environment for your teams. 

At the start of the interview, Braden and I also discuss his role as a Product Owner and he offers his take on the one question that comes up in every single Product Owner class I teach … “How do I get better at saying ’No’?”

 

drunkenpmradio · Helping Your Remote Teams Succeed Online w Braden Cundiff

Contacting Braden

Posted on: June 16, 2020 07:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Roman Pichler on Product Strategy

Roman Pichler, one of the leading voices in Agile Product Ownership has released a new book, Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age. Roman's new book presents a number of tools and techniques Product Owners and Product Managers can use to gain a deeper understanding the product(s) they are developing in order to stock and maintain a better product backlog.

 

 

Show Notes

  • Why the wrote Strategize 00:26
  • Adding Product Strategy to Agile Planning 2:46
  • Vision to Strategy to Roadmap 5:37
  • How to use the Go Product Roadmap to feed Release Planning 6:00
  • Who you need to create the Roadmap? 8:40
  • How Strategize should help Product Owners and Product Managers 10:30
  • Is the focus on Product Ownership increasing and maturing? 11:50
  • Explaining the difference between and Product Owner and a Product Manager? 15:20
  • The key elements of Product Strategy  19:20
  • Aligning products across the portfolio 21:24
  • Product Owner at the Portfolio level 23:00
  • How often should you update your Vision Board and Roadmap? 24:05
  • How important is it that Team Members know the Product Vision? 25:50
  • If there was one misunderstanding about Product Ownership that you could fix, what would it be? 27:54
  • How to get in touch with Roman 30:00

If you'd like to get in touch with Roman, you can reach him at http://www.romanpichler.com

If you'd like to pick up a copy of Strategize, you can find it here.
 

Posted on: June 21, 2016 06:14 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Agile 2015 Video Podcast - Dean Stevens

Dean Stevens visits with Dave Prior at Agile 2015 to discuss some interesting topics centered on Product Ownership

Posted on: August 24, 2015 05:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)
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