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How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.3

How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.3

  • Angela
  • 5/18/2017 9:45:00 PM
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In part 1 and 2 of this blog series, we looked at the benefits and pitfalls of filling the Product Owner role with either a business analyst or product manager. In the final installment of this blog, we’ll look at one more potential role transition: project manager to product owner.
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How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.2

How to Choose the Right Product Owner Pt.2

  • Angela
  • 5/11/2017 11:13:00 AM
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In Part 1 of this blog, we looked at the pros and cons of transitioning your business analysts into the Product Owner role. Another common role transition is from product manager to product owner. When my clients do this, their reasoning goes like so: “We want a product owner who understands and has accountability for the success of the product. Product managers are a natural choice.”
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Increase Your Team's Productivity with Relative Estimation

Increase Your Team's Productivity with Relative Estimation

  • Angela
  • 8/22/2016 8:16:00 PM
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Many people who attend my Certified ScrumMaster courses come from a background in traditional project management. One agile principle that many project managers find difficult to grasp is relative estimation. However, taking the time to learn how to perform relative estimation and why it works so well is essential for bridging this gap and ensuring that sprint commitments are consistently met.
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Agile Profile – John Sproul

Agile Profile – John Sproul

  • Angela
  • 3/4/2015 6:10:00 PM
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A challenge so many of our service men and women face as they transition from military careers to civilian life is that the job titles between the two worlds don’t map well. This was the case for John Sproul, a transitioning officer serving in the US Army.
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The Sit-Down Stand-Up

The Sit-Down Stand-Up

  • Angela
  • 2/22/2015 6:29:00 PM
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Convention says that the daily Scrum should always be done standing up. Staying on our feet helps keep the team focused, prevents long-winded conversations that wander off-topic and avoids the feeling of doing a status meeting. So sitting down during a daily scrum is always bad, right?
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The Druckman Company Expands Program with Bellevue College to Include Product Owner Training

The Druckman Company Expands Program with Bellevue College to Include Product Owner Training

  • Angela
  • 12/9/2014 7:06:00 PM
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Exciting news for the Seattle-area agile community! Based on the overwhelming success we’ve had with our Certified ScrumMaster courses, Bellevue College has decided to expand their agile offerings to include Product Owner training.The product owner role is pivotal in Scrum. Without their strong leadership and willingness to make tough trade-offs, Scrum projects will flounder. I’ve always felt fortunate that my very first experience with Scrum was as a Product Owner. I learned first-hand the ch...
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