Demystifying agile team roles – Product Owner

Product Owner, Product Manager we hear these terms (and roles) all the time. Also the role expectations could be different per company, department or even teams. You can even see these differences from a short thread here https://twitter.com/koqoo/status/1263738991939129349 In one team that I am involved, Upward, we decided to run a series of webinars from … Continue reading Demystifying agile team roles – Product Owner

Awesome Daily Standup Tools for Slack

Working remotely is a thing for some time now, mainly among startups and entrepreneurs, but far along becoming mainstream. The concept of working remotely has become omnipresent. Everyone is writing guides about it, talking, posting on social media… Tools like Slack are in the backbone of companies and startups communication and remote culture. Companies that are using Slack, and are agile at the same time, use Slack standup bots that help them succeed in Scrum ceremonies like Daily Standups.

How To Do A Damn Good Daily Standup Meeting

How To Do A Damn Good Daily Standup Meeting

Please raise your hand if you've ever found yourself in a boring status meeting. A manager with a task list at hand checks the general progress. All participants (usually in turn) will give a status update and then the deliberations begin: 5 minutes talking, 15 minutes talking, 30 minutes talking and the list goes on. … Continue reading How To Do A Damn Good Daily Standup Meeting

Retrospective Meetings: 4 Valuable Things Spock Needs You to Know

agile-facts

Star Trek... I’m afraid this post will give away my age but I’ll say it anyway; although I would not consider myself a "trekkie", a startup is in many ways like a Star Trek season series. An episode starts with a happy bunch, travelling and exploring planets and space. Suddenly something unthinkable happens. Something that nobody … Continue reading Retrospective Meetings: 4 Valuable Things Spock Needs You to Know

The Hard Truth About MVP and Agile

A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. -- Steve Blank A 'startup' is a company that is confused about: What its product is. Who its customers are. How to make money. As soon as it figures out all 3 things, it ceases being a startup and becomes … Continue reading The Hard Truth About MVP and Agile