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Five Enablers of Value Flow

Five Enablers of Value Flow

One of the beauties of Scrum is its simplicity in converting a Product Backlog into increments of value with just a handful of events. When I engaged with teams in larger enterprise IT functions or large product organizations, I found something more is required to...
CHOW #214 – Role Clarity & Clouded Minds

CHOW #214 – Role Clarity & Clouded Minds

In this large enterprise IT function, a cross-functional program level team was formed. Purpose of the team was to orchestrate flow of value end-to-end in collaboration with their Scrum teams, portfolio team and other key business stakeholders. Many middle managers...
Chow #192 – Conflicting Methods

Chow #192 – Conflicting Methods

You are coaching John, a Product Owner, in prioritization techniques. The team predominantly works on small enhancements alongside a few major functional epics. Small enhancement features are grouped into a couple of Maintenance epics in the tool. Road-map has been...
3P + 2S Method for Ordering the Backlog

3P + 2S Method for Ordering the Backlog

When it comes to higher levels of planning like road-mapping or release planning, product management has the responsibility to determine the order of work items for delivery teams. In my opinion, product owner is one of toughest roles in the agile world. Product...
PM Power CXO Meet 2020

PM Power CXO Meet 2020

PM Power’s first-ever CXO Meet on March 5th, 2020 focused on the theme of ‘Driving Business Agility – Managing new paradigms of doing business’. The event hosted an exclusive gathering of 30+ executives from the CXO community across industries like Banking, Financial...
CHOW #176 – Suitability of Agile

CHOW #176 – Suitability of Agile

FireCon consults corporates in Fire-fighting systems and equipment. It works with vendors where necessary to source and implement total solutions for high-rise business towers. Their engagements are mostly turn-key with well-defined deliverables. Kuber, the founder,...
Implementing Agile in Non-software World

Implementing Agile in Non-software World

It is not often that one gets to work on an engagement where there is an opportunity to build a system from the ground-up. Thought I would briefly share the experience. This fast-growing consulting firm in social sector came to us with a need for greater agility in...
Chow #154 – What are you committed to?

Chow #154 – What are you committed to?

Ram is heading delivery in a 120-member software services and e-commerce start-up. He has been there from the beginning, almost 3 years, and has the trust of the founders. It has been a hard road in terms of hours of work – late nights and week-ends. Ram has shown...