Backlog

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

How detailed should the backlog be?

How to structure a backlog is still an issue discussed in some agile teams, and a recurring point has been the excessive details that go into all the backlog items. To help with this matter, we use the horizon metaphor to guide the PO’s job. Some problems found  When we work on a backlog, we [...]

By | 2017-11-23T12:13:28+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Planning|0 Comments

“When will it be ready?” isn’t the most important question

With agile methods, we deliver more value ahead of schedule and with quality. Even so, some people still ask, "When will it be ready?" It's a valid question, but this is not the most important question. We do have to be ready to answer it and there are several techniques that make it simpler to provide [...]

By | 2017-11-07T15:48:02+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Kanban, Lead-time, Scrum|0 Comments

Product Backlog, Continuous Planning and the Horizon Analogy

Imagine this scenario: you're out in the street watching the city in front of you. Buildings, cars, people and other things are distributed from where you are standing to the distant horizon. To describe what you see, what level of detail can you use in your description? Now imagine your next software development project. When you [...]

By | 2017-11-23T12:34:34+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Planning|0 Comments

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