Product Management

Story Splitting Q&A

Bite-sized story splitting Q&A for when you don’t need the full "Humanizing Work Guide to Splitting User Stories" Read More

Prioritization Heuristics

When we survey Product Owners on the techniques they (actually, not officially) use to prioritize backlogs, we consistently get three answers: HiPPO (Highest Paid Person’s… Read More

Agile CPG Innovation: Pharmavite case study

inQB8 team increases new-product throughput by 10x Executive Summary: 3 Key Differences and Benefits of Agile CPG Innovation 3 Key differences from traditional CPG: Cross-functional groups work as full-time dedicated teams. Rapid test and learn cycles. Focus on… Read More

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training

Learn the secrets of the most successful Scrum Product Owners What if you could feel confident that your product backlog holds just the right details at the right time? You have clarity and alignment on what the most important work is. Your team has the information they need to create… Read More

MMFs: What they are and why they matter

Suppose you have a headache. A bad headache. "I'll take Tylenol to make it go away," you think. So, you grab the Tylenol bottle and see that the directions indicate taking two pills. Would you take 20 pills in an attempt to make your headache go away 10 times faster? Read More

Vertical Slices and Scale

Last week, I tweeted, Working in thin vertical slices is the keystone habit for agile software development. It enables so many other good practices. — Richard Lawrence (@rslawrence) June 22, 2016 Read More

Turn The Ship Around – A View Into Agile Leadership

Note: This post is adapted from some posts that I originally created on Adobe's blog while I was an employee there. I recently finished reading former U.S. Navy Submarine Commander David Marquet’s book “Turn the Ship Around". It is a powerful story of learning what leadership means and the struggles Marquet had putting it into place in his role as commander of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763). Read More