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Connecting teams and strategic planning in Agile organizations

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca For the past four months, I have been working within an IT Operations division in one of Montréal’s financial institutions, particularly with people working to support production environments for the rest of the organization’s IT services. It has been a challenging and interesting experience …

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Agile transformationFeature postProduct Owner

Is there a PO in the room?

Within the context of product development, the fact that Agile planning is based on business value emphasizes the essentiality of the role of the Product Owner (PO). In this regard, we wish to present considerations that can be useful when choosing the person who will play this key role.   …

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Reinventing the wheel, or the place of best practices in Agile!

This morning, I received a message from an old college friend. As a Product Owner, he presently has a problem with a team distributed on two continents. Seeing in my title that I’m an Agile coach and Scrum.org trainer, he asked me what approach he should adopt in this situation. …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryProduct OwnerTools

A Product Owner diary

Meet Maria, Product Owner Maria is known for promoting collaboration with her clients and for being aligned to their needs. She masters the changes and risks during deliveries  and fosters good energy in teams. A few months ago, senior management of the company in which she works, decided to carry …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

We delivered! – Post 7 of 7  

It has been 6 sprints already! I am pleasantly surprised with our team’s dynamics and to see how collaboration is emerging from Agility. I feel the team’s will to deliver a high-quality product that fully satisfies our users. I noticed that they are more and more involved in the design …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Scrum and the organization – Post 6 of 7

It was too good to be true! After 4 sprints, we are maintaining our cruising speed and the team is still motivated in delivering value. On the other hand, it’s at the organizational level that it is difficult. It began with people disturbing the team. Project managers were coming to …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Trust in a Scrum team – Post 5 of 7

Cruising speed A second sprint completed. Here’s what has been different in this sprint: First of all, at the sprint planning, the team has broken down the product backlog items more finely. Then, they asked me all the right questions to understand the work to be done and capture the …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Too many things to do – Post 4 of 7

The real work begins! During sprint 1, many things occurred. At the beginning of the sprint, we held our first planning session. Gilles, our super coach, kept the time and facilitated the meeting. Thank God! Otherwise I think we would still be there! We used the Planning Poker® technique for the …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Agile transition—Ready or not, here I go – Post 3 of 7

This week, we started to organize ourselves, it did me some good. At the beginning of the week, it was chaos! The team needed to know everything. They wanted all the details that I couldn’t provide. I had the feeling of being completely disorganized. In addition, with the new approach, …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

First steps to implement Agility – Post 2 of 7

Here we go! I was introduced to my team: eight team-mates who come from the IT field. I’ve worked with such a team in the past. I remember how they were disconnected from the market and how they represented a big expense for the project. I hope this time it …

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