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Who Should Be the Product Owner?

The head of the PMO we are coaching through their agile adoption asked us last week who should become their Product Owner, since that is a new role for this company. They wanted to know who to send to the Certified Scrum Product Owner training class. We have seen several trends. Business Analysts Often, Business...

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Implementing the ScrumMaster

Who Should be the ScrumMaster is the most popular post from my personal blog Software Development and Human Capital, the blog that I’ve been writing for the last 10 years. Why? There’s understandable confusion because the job role of ScrumMaster is new, and purposefully has a a title that doesn’t map to something we already know. The founders of...

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Getting Management Support

Getting management support is one of the top concerns for attendees coming to class to learn Agile says Certified Scrum Trainer and Project Management expert, Scott Dunn. There are several ways to answer this, and the thought process alone is worth the time.

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Career Kaizen #4 – 5 Ways to Make Real Change Happen

5 Ways to Make Real Change Happen Monday, It wasn’t easy – I had to change a LOT Difficult days are rewarding. The challenges you face are what make you better, more than what you were last week or last year. Imagine that you are observing some amazing team, better than any you’ve ever been...

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Career Kaizen #3 – Your Culture

Your Culture Monday – Your Cultural Context This week we’ll be looking at your cultural context. A mentor once told me “People trump process, but politics trumps people”, and for the business, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So, what is your company culture? And what does that mean to you? The technology innovation adoption curve...