LIVE Fireside Chat with Bob Galen: Putting the “story” back in User Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1JvYdrQdR8. LIVE Fireside Chat with Bob Galen: Putting the "story" back in User Story. If you're using User Stories for your agile requirements, you're not alone. It has become the ubiquitous vehicle for communicating customer requirements to agile teams. However, many teams are experiencing problems with it. You see, we often forget the "conversation" part of the story and, more importantly, the story-telling part. When Kent Beck originated the idea of the User Story, this was his original intent. It was to initiate or inspire a story-level conversation between a stakeholder or customer and the team implementing something to meet their needs. It was face-to-face and interactive. It was intended to inform but also inspire. Join Bob Galen as we practice improving your story narrative.

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Sharpen your Saw

https://deezer.page.link/8NNWRDb9mGfDnXQD7 Often times the lesson you need to learn is stuck in your head and only crystalizes when you’re ready. Such is the case for the notion of sharpening the saw that Bob Galen continually talks about. Now that I get it, I wanted to explore the idea more with him and get the background and tips about how to do that for PO’s

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Lean Agile Network – What does “Good” Look Like? The 4-Quadrants of Product Ownership with Bob Galen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eqGaR9P9i0. Lean Agile Network - What does “Good” Look Like? The 4-Quadrants of Product Ownership with Bob Galen. The product owner role was introduced in Scrum in 1993. So, the role has been around for ~25 years. Yet, still, we struggle with the nature of it. Is it simple or complex? Is it inward or outwardly facing? It is about backlogs and stories or something more? And is ‘ownership’ the whole point? In this talk, Bob Galen will be sharing his 4-Quadrants model for what effective (good) product ownership looks like in the real world. It will start with balance because the role is so broad and deep in its nuance. The essence of the 4-quadrants says that there are product, project, analyst, and leadership parts to the role. We’ll explore each in turn and talk about cross-connecting each area. We’ll also explore the partnerships that are key to success. And finally, we’ll even explore product ownership at scale, which is its own can of worms. So, we’ll help with that too. You’ll leave this session certainly understanding what Product Owner Excellence looks like and how crucial it is for team success.

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Product Owners – Are you “Happy”?

Product Owners – Are you “Happy”? happiness is related to quality of contribution and to the results. So, while this list is helpful, it needs to have two things: First, it needs to have a more holistic view to the role. That’s where the 4-Quadrants are helpful in better “fleshing out” the role. And second, I’d like to see the whole list focus more on team-based results. That is, aligning with the Product Owner being a part of the team AND setting the stage for everyone’s success – Customer, Business, and Team.

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