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Are you a Business or Technical Product Owner?

I attended my first Open Space conference this past weekend and really enjoyed it.  It was based around agile leadership challenges and I was most interested in a session with people discussing how to find the right product owner, and

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What to do with “Non-Functional Requirements”

On our last Deliver It Cast, Kim and I talked about what to do with Technical Stories / Debt for your product. The TL/DR version is to schedule it just like the other work and don’t skimp on it. One

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Winning with the customer

I’m sure there’s a formula out there that says how much time a good PO should spend with the customer. My feeling is that it should be as often as possible, when there is a question, or when you have

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Winning with the Product

Ah the product. The thing people argue, worry, and sweat bullets to get out to somebody.  No matter what your app does, at some point, it must do it’s intended purpose for it’s higher power.  So, what does that look like

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Winning with the team

The team is the most important thing, without a good team, you won’t be producing anything.  So how can you tell, as a PO, if the team is going well or not? Good Communication – Stand-ups are open, communicative, and

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How I take stock of the day

When I think about my daily routines, and what I’m trying to accomplish each day as a Product Owner, I tend to focus around 4 different areas.  Each of these areas is a win/loss for me each day.  I look

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My reasons for choosing agile

Since I’ve learned about agile practices, I’ve wanted to work in that way.  Initially it was to get testing involved more up front and, heaven forbid, maybe at the same time as development.  Now when I talk about agile to

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