Roles | The Product Owner

HA #38: AMA session with Roman Pichler: The Product Owner | 58 minutes
Age Of Product | Feb 08, 2022

Stefan Wolpers’ Hands-on Agile #38: AMA w/ Roman Pichler: The Product Owner | 58 minutes

Abstract
Stefan Wolpers’ AMA session with Roman Pichler on the role of the Product Owner.
Speaker: Roman Pichler | Host: Stefan Wolpers

My Notes:

Product Owner = Accountable for maximizing the value of the product
(Scrum Guide 2020)

What is a Product? An asset that creates value for
The users and customers
The company developing & providing it
(Searching for a product online = feature, not product)

What does it mean to own a product? It means
Being empowered to make strategic and tactical product decisions (own a product holistically, cf. Full Stack ownership)
Being responsible for achieving product success

Ownership Depth
Vision = what we want to achieve
Strategy = approach to get there
Tactics = information in the product backlog
Scrum Product Owner = Full stack ownership Vision/Strategy/Tactics
Product Manager in an Agile Context or Agile Product Manager
Compare w/ Partial Ownership
(SAFe = example) Product Owner = more a tactical role => product backlog, more inward facing, close to the Dev Team => Only partial ownership
(SAFe = example) Product Manager = for the Vision & strategic role

3 Scaling options
How to make it work? Get together and discuss it

About the Business Analyst

Characteristics of a great Product Owner
Available/full-time
Professional PO (=> focus on the role of PO)
Committed to the Product, to the People, to the Process
Qualified

About the Right Leadership

Backlog Management
Product Goal => only items that serve the product goal
Not too big, not too fast
Tie product backlog to product roadmap
Sometimes easier to start from scratch than try to make sense of a too large backlog (like thousand+ items)

Goals
Big products => Cascading goals
Mission statement
Challenge = Formulate the right goals & connect them in a meaningful way

Authors = Roman Pichler & Stefan Wolpers

URL = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbXzaHaorTc

Roles | 10 Steps to Becoming a Great Agile Coach

The 10 Steps to Becoming a Great Agile Coach | 58 minutes
LeadingAgile | April 2020 (TriAgile 2020)

The 10 Steps to Becoming a Great Agile Coach | 58 minutes

In this remote talk from TriAgile 2020, LeadingAgile CEO Mike Cottmeyer uncovers the 10 steps you can take to become the great Agile coach you always wanted to be, along with the four primary skill areas that make a great coach and the hard skills you’ll need to develop to get there.

Introduction
Primary Skill Areas That Make a Great Coach
#1 Developing Hard Skills
#2 Getting The Right Experiences
#3 Fitting In To Your Company Culture
#4 Being A Good Community Citizen
#5 Recognizing Your Belief System
#6 Understanding Your Default Behaviors
#7 Developing Emotional Intelligence
#8 Learning To Think Fast On Your Feet
#9 Working Through Solutions
#10 Pattern Recognition, Systems Thinking, and Planning
Coaching Roles at LeadingAgile
Conclusion

Author = Mike Cottmeyer

URL = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXgLMmpe7yI

Training | LinkedIn Learning Free Online Courses

Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success
LinkedIn Learning | Undated

Optimize working remotely in this set of online courses—whether you’re new to remote work or not, and whether you’re leading a team or part of a team involving distributed team members. Discover how to be productive and stay connected when working from home or other remote environments.

Learn how to effectively work remotely.
Gain tips for adjusting to changes in your work environment.
Explore virtual communication tools for staying connected.

17 Items, 14h 14m of content

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/remote-working-setting-yourself-and-your-teams-up-for-success

Remote | ZDNet Special Feature: Working from Home: The Future of Business is Remote

ZDNet Special Feature: Working from Home: The Future of Business is Remote
ZDNet | Undated

(…) From Fortune 500 enterprises to very small businesses, every organization has been thrust into the future faster than prognosticators dared dream. What factors will determine failure or success in this brave new world of work?

A variety of topics related to “Working from home: the new normal”. Each topic has its article with interesting ideas and perspectives, tools & tips. List of topics:

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Author = ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/topic/working-from-home-the-future-of-business-is-remote/

Training | Harvard University Free Online Courses

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Harvard University | Undated

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Author = Harvard University

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Remote | Remote Work VS Distributed Work

The crucial difference between remote work and distributed work
Work In Progress Dropbox Blog | April 03, 2020

Remote work is a discipline for the individual worker, but distributed work is a discipline for the entire organization.

Distributed work needs different tools
Distributed work needs a new social contract
Distributed work needs a more agile org chart
Distributed work needs a smart workspace

Author = Anthony Wing Kosner

https://blog.dropbox.com/topics/work-culture/the-crucial-difference-between-remote-work-and-distributed-work

ScrumAlliance: Scrum Foundations eLearning Series

Scrum Theory and Values—Scrum Theory (05:47), Scrum Values (3:16)
Scrum Roles—Cross Functional and Self-Organizing Teams (1:42), Scrum Roles (2:39)
Scrum Events—Introduction to Scrum Events (3:34), Sprint Planning Meeting (7:35), Daily Scrum (3:40), Sprint Review (2:35), Sprint Retrospective (2:25)
Scrum Artifacts—Scrum Artifacts (3:48), Product Backlog (2:20), Product Backlog Refinement (2:16), Sprint Backlog (2:33), The Increment and Definition of Done (01:58)

Author = ScrumAlliance

https://www.scrumalliance.org/learn-about-scrum/scrum-elearning-series