Making Tech Debt Visible

Making Technical Debt Visible 4 steps to make it visible and the easy math to build the business case As a Product Owner, there is nothing more frustrating than using valuable development time to deal with technical debt. We use the debt analogy to remind us of the imperative need to mitigate it, to keep our products…

5 Tips for new Agilists

agility trainingDoes your agile coach’s job look like fun? It is! I believe it’s the best career possible in the market today – and the need is growing. Every time I am at an agile event, people reach out to me telling me they want to get into coaching, or evolve into an agile career.…

Scrum AND Six Sigma – Can they Coexist?

14 November 2019|Business Agility, Design Thinking I have clients in two diverse domains – material sciences and life sciences – that are currently investing in maturing their business agility using Scrum. Recently, both clients asked about introducing Six Sigma practices into their organizations. They pose the question – can Scrum and Six Sigma co-exist? The…

5 Tips to Improve Your Own Emo EQ as a Product Owner

Emotions are contagious. Learn 5 practical techniques to evolve from reactive to responsive and position yourself as a strategic leader. A product manager is constantly balancing expectations from the business, the team, and users. It’s a tough and often thankless job, and it can feel a bit lonely, since there is usually only of you…

3 Tips & 8 Seconds for Scrum Masters to Change Emotional Climate

Find out how focusing on your own behavior could positively impact others The following blog is inspired by Scott Watson’s work, an emotional intelligence speaker and trainer who focuses on education. I hope they will complement what you are already doing well and help you create a tactical plan to improve your own emotional intelligence…