LeSS adoption prescribes one person in the role of Product Owner (PO). Not multiple people, not a committee, just one person. Companies have a hard time in accepting the idea that one person can do this complex task for the whole product. The product is too big and there are too many customers and stakeholders the PO needs to deal with. Companies refuse to redefine the PO role description and stick to having multiple Fake PO’s. Continue reading
Just gave a lecture in Riga. The feedback question was: show your feedback using your fingers. Put up 1 finger if my session was wasteful and 5 fingers if it was very valuable.
My team consists of Frontenders, Backenders, a Tech Writer and a QA. I am their scrum master. They are working as a team for a while already. It’s a team in the sense that they work on the same sprint backlog, but they are not the team as you would see described in the Agile books: They are not cross functional.
On July 7 and 8, it’s time for the Agile Days in Riga. Looks like it is going to be an exciting conference. I will be having my talk “Remote team facilitation and scaled scrum: How to make it work”. I’m really looking forward to contribute to this event!
I hope you enjoyed The ITEM conference. I did! It was heartwarming, you Dnipro people are awesome! Continue reading
The ITEM conference is in Dnipro,Ukraine . It’s the largest conference in Central Ukraine about IT Business & Development:
- 5 seasons
- from 2013 1600+ participants
- CEO, CTO, PM, Developers, QA
- 300+ companies
- 76 Speakers form Europe, USA, Israel, Ukraine
In the weekend, 7-8th of April, the Eastern European Agile convention took place. I was granted a 30-minute slot to speak on Saturday. This was the first time ever for me to speak at a convention. If you ever might consider to share your knowledge with a large group of people, read on.
2 months earlier Continue reading
See a part of the presentation as I did in KIEV on april 8 2017:
Setting a safe and pleasant environment to do a retrospective is important. We have identified and tasked a couple of cool improvements!
Roland Flemm with Dmitry Smirnov, Nicolae Danu, Gertjan Bazuin and Peter Dematte @Roest Amsterdam