Four Tips For Better Remote Product Management

Although more and more companies become comfortable with employing remote workers, folks in product management still seem to resent the idea of working with location-independent teams. The overarching conclusion is that product managers cannot influence their team members if separated by distance. So the question becomes: can a field focused on collaboration, such as product … Read more

What Is The Role Of Management In Scrum?

As advocated by the Scrum Guide, the role of management is to “support the Product Owner with insights and information into high value product and system capabilities. Support the Scrum Master to cause organizational change that fosters empiricism, self­organization, bottom­up intelligence, and intelligent release of software.” When organizations make the switch from traditional development methods … Read more

A Quick List Of Product Owner Responsibilities

Product Owners represent the centre of the development cycle, acting as the voice of the customer while being responsible for maximizing product value. But what do they actually do? And what are their key responsibilities? Although their job description can vary, they do share a common set of responsibilities. This article will give a quick … Read more

What Are The Three Pillars Of Scrum?

The Scrum methodology is based on the concept of empiricism. Within the empirical approach, we make decisions based on what we experience and observe. That means that we monitor our past experiences (for instance how we develop a peace of functionality) and if we see room for improvement, take this experience and adjust our course … Read more

What Are Stretch Objectives?

Back when I used to work in IT Consulting, a common theme we observed was that deliverables within our Sprints were always extremely close (and often delivered upon the last day). More often than not, this resulted in additional conflicts on the client site since the delivered Product Increment lacked certain functionality or simply failed … Read more