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Sep 5, 2015

EP7 - Prepare to say “no”

 

One of the most important things that a Product Owner can do is be ready, able, and comfortable with telling someone “No”.  Why you might need to say it, how you can make it not seem as harsh as it could be, and what you really want to say leads the discussion today. Cory and Kim...


Sep 5, 2015

EP 6:Retro-chievable


Jeff Patton asks Are we stopping frequently to take stock of what we have learned and to re-think our product idea, our plans, and the way were working?

 

This question serves as the basis of Episode 6: Retrospectives. The lively conversation centers on why retrospectives are invaluable to the...


Sep 5, 2015

EP5 - Demo your butt off

 

“Working software is the primary measure of progress.”

This is one of the core values of agile! The way to prove progress is by demonstrating working software and the sprint demo is where the magic happens. This meeting serves to proudly show off the team's accomplishments and to...


Sep 5, 2015

Episode 4: Primp Your Story

 

Can story grooming be fun? Of course it can be! Cory and Kim’s lively dialog concentrates on all aspects of the Story Grooming meeting including its purpose, preparation and frequency. Estimates, always a stimulating topic, are briefly covered along with advice on how to stop the...


Sep 5, 2015

Episode 3: The Unsurprising Backlog

 

"A backlog is an ordered list of items to be worked on.” That’s great, but…  What types of items reside in the backlog? How are they organized? How are they managed? Who owns it? These are the questions Cory and Kim discuss and answer in Episode 3. They explain backlog...