Product Owners can DESTROY your Agile teams

According to the Scrum Guide, a Product Owner is the sole person responsible for: Managing the Product Backlog’s content and order Representing the desires of a committee in the Product Backlog Defining the Development Team’s requirements Note the key phrase, “sole person”. If the Product Owner is not…

When to dump Scrum for Kanban

So your team has decided to go ‘Agile’ and everyone has read a copy of the Scrum Guide. You’ve done a few Sprints, things are moving fast and the team generally feels like they are more empowered, until… The CEO/Manager walks into the room and asks to add…

Scrumban: The Unofficial Agile 'Maintenance' Framework

Constantly disrupting your sprint? Don’t have enough time to meet changing priorities? Then maybe Scrumban is for you. What is Scrumban? Deloitte Digital explains: “Scrumban is a pull-based system, where the team no longer plans out the work that is committed to during the planning meeting, and instead continually…