Product Owner

NPS – Measuring Client Satisfaction

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a technique that is widely used to measure your customers’ satisfaction with a product offered by you or your company. It’s a simple and practical calculation. As the name implies, the result is the percentage of people who promote your brand/product, or in other words, the percentage of people [...]

By | 2017-11-16T15:51:39+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Marketing, Product Owner|0 Comments

If this were the last Sprint ever, what would we deliver?

A good Scrum team needs to be prepared for any given sprint to be the last one on the project. Think of this sprint as if it were the last one ever... Of course, a sudden announcement that the current sprint is the last would certainly cause a reaction, since people are so involved in the [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:11:54+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Product Owner, Scrum|0 Comments

NO as a strategy to develop lean product and avoid waste

Software development is a complex activity, and it can become even more so if we don’t avoid waste. Several decisions must be made along the way, such as: What problem are we solving? Who is the final user? Which programming language should we use? Which frameworks? Should we use our own layout or bootstrap templates? [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:06:25+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Planning, Product Owner, Scrum|0 Comments

P.O. Surprised in the Review? Now what?

I often hear the following statement in my classes: "At the Sprint Review meeting, the Product Owner accepts or rejects the product increment developed by the team during the Sprint." Every time I hear this, I stop what we're doing and start a good conversation with the students to set everything straight. Having worked as [...]

By | 2017-11-01T15:42:19+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Product Owner, Scrum|1 Comment

Controversy: Can the Product Owner participate in the Retrospective?

Despite what people may say, the answer is simple: yes. And it's not only that they can participate, but they MUST participate! The Product Owner is part of the Scrum team, and as a team member, s/he must be present in every retrospective. The PO is part of the team! The objective of a retrospective [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:11:04+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Product Owner, Retrospective, Scrum|1 Comment

Controversy: The Best Product Owner Is Not the Client

The Product Owner (PO) is certainly the most neglected of the three Scrum roles. Precisely for this reason, many organizations end up finding a solution that seems to be easier than training or hiring a good PO: giving that title to the client. Because of that, we often hear the notion that the best Product [...]

By | 2017-11-23T13:10:41+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Product Owner, Scrum|0 Comments