Problems, not solutions

problem solution

I’ve been operating as a Product Owner for the last 4 months.  I still have a lot to learn in this role, and this post is meant to share a recent experience to help me collect my thoughts and give readers some insight into my thoughts. My product is a web portal which allows customers …

Simplicity

simplicity

The Agile Manifesto was created in 2001 as a philosophy for improving the way software is developed.  It was created by 17 authors and has become wildly popular in the software development eco-system.  If you’ve heard of Scrum or Kanban, those are implementations of Agile.  The authors also agreed on 12 principles.  This article will …

Looking further ahead

PMP certification

Around a month ago, I attended a full week of PMP training in my office. It was fantastic. It gave me a whole lot of new tools for my toolbox.  It helped me identify a number of holes in my game and gave me some tools to get things back on track. One tool I …

Retrospective Thoughts – Review the week

dont forget

The effectiveness of our retrospective meetings had plateaued for the last couple of sprints, but despite that I couldn’t believe for more than a second that we had nothing else to try in order to grow.  We had been running with Agile for the last 9 months, but we weren’t coming up with many ideas to try and …

Consistency is Key

Consistency-is-key

Recently, with little notice, I had to step back from work for a few days (with a 3 day flu on the tail end of it).  This occurred from day 4 through day 8 of a 10 day sprint.  The whole time I was gone, I was periodically checking my emails to see if everything was ok. …