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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...
Reign of emotions

Reign of emotions

All through my career, I have seen how emotions can work wonders but also cause turmoil in the mind. I am not excluded from that internal battle. As I was reflecting on my career, I realized a few such moments are stuck in my mind. There may not be much for the...
Chow #152 – Are you done?

Chow #152 – Are you done?

Mancini is a Product Owner. Based on the average velocity of the previous release (13 units of work), he estimated a new release of the product to take 7 Sprints. Development is 3 Sprints underway. Product Backlog has been stable. Over these first Sprints, the...
Chow #144 – Too many incomplete stories!

Chow #144 – Too many incomplete stories!

Agilators is a team using Scrum for about six months now and Alan is the Scrum Master of the team. Alan has some experience as an SM for a little over a year. He has been able to coach the team to adopt the ceremonies quite well but few challenges which he finds...