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A Scrum of One (solopreneur)?

47 Hats

Yet, I always assumed that Agile development, the closely aligned practice of BDD (behavior-driven development), and in particular Scrum methodology was by and for teams of developers – that while it scaled up, they did not scale down. The post A Scrum of One (solopreneur)? Aaron does it every day. appeared first on


Book Short: Scrum ptious


Book Short: Scrum ptious . But it’s a book I should’ve read along time ago, and a book that I enjoyed.


How to Solve Problems in Your Business: Kanban, Kaizen and Scrum

Up and Running

Scrum: a flexible way to manage product development. So what does scrum look like in the modern workplace? Perfect symbiosis.


Dual-Track Scrum


Which is why I'm a big advocate for what is sometimes referred to as Dual-Track Scrum. Jeff Patton first shared with me the term "Dual-Track Scrum" and I prefer this term because it better captures the parallel nature of Discovery and Delivery. Lean UX and Dual-Track Scrum are made for each other.

How to Work Less and Get More Done

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The co-creator of the famed project-management system SCRUM outlines its 10 guiding principles


"I think that Scrum is becoming a barrier to good product development rather than an aid. The."

Mark Birch

“I think that Scrum is becoming a barrier to good product development rather than an aid. At first, the process optimizes the goal. But pretty soon, the process optimizes itself in spite of the goal. process product development optimization development agile

Move Up The Ladder to the Next Rung in Your Product Career

The Product Guy

S, New York, NY 10016) Keywords: entrepreneur, pm, product, scrum, smb [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community.

The Product Group is Coming to London!

The Product Guy

Special Topic: Scrum v. The Product Group started in New York City in 2009. Join us @ [link]. Thursday, November 5th @ 7PM RSVP Now!


But seriously, folks…

47 Hats

Anyone have any suggestions re Scrum for Solopreneurs? Sometimes we developers take ourselves so seriously – these guys don’t.

The Search For Product Market Fit

Seeing Both Sides

I had never tried a spontaneous scrum like this before and it was great fun. This week, I taught a class at on the topic.


Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Or if you want to go back to 2004 and 2005 when I was really learning about Agile, well before it had become a household name, you could read my posts Agile Software Development with SCRUM or Do You Develop Software For A Living? – Rally started out life as F4 Technologies. We weren’t the first investor in Rally.

The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

Scrum boards went up detailing everything they needed to accomplish by Friday afternoon. Scrum boards are a huge success for kid teams.

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Advice on changing organisational culture

The Equity Kicker

I’ve written a lot in the past about how smart entrepreneurs harness company culture as a tool to drive success.


Episode 13: How to Solve Problems in Your Business, Human Resources, and #Zappos | The Bcast

Up and Running

In this episode, Peter and Jonathan discuss Kaizen, Kanban, and Scrum methodology and how they can be applied to small businesses. Peter: Sure.


Product Manager vs. Product Owner Revisited


But just as learning Scrum or Kanban doesn’t teach a developer how to actually craft scalable software, it doesn't teach a product manager how to actually lead a product. Five years ago I wrote an article arguing that it is essential that the product manager is also the product owner. Today I realize that was a significant mistake.


Lightspeed is growing our Consumer Investing team

Lightspeed Venture Partners

His nickname is Tank and I wouldn’t have minded having him as a teammate in my rugby playing days either, holding me up in the scrum!


Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


A great post , Joe Little starts with acknowledging that Scrum and Agile proponents often downplay upfront planning. Making small changes.

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Why Shorter is Sweeter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some people hold daily ‘Scrum’ status update meetings -- 15-minute power sessions -- during which everyone stands. More is not more.


Great New London Product Management Opportunities!

The Product Guy

Product Development Manager / Product Owner @ Charities Aid Foundation (Kent & London, UK) Keywords: Agile, Charity, Insight, Product Owner, Scrum [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.

Discovery Coaches


For many years, as teams move to Agile methods (they usually start with Scrum), many companies decide to contract with or hire an Agile Coach. These people are there to help the broader team – especially engineers, QA, product managers and product designers – to learn the methods and mindset involved in moving to Agile.

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How to avoid “death by meeting.”


The concept of a scrum is a good one to use in many cases of immediate need to coordinate a working group. Day after day. Slowly in many cases.

The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

crowdSPRING Blog

Luckily, we have found a way to make sure no team member has to work unnatural hours for our daily scrums. There is however, much more.

Hire Top Candidates in 21 Days or Less. Here's How

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It could be a stand-up, "scrum-like" feedback session: quick and to the point. When you spot talent, accelerate your hiring process--right away.


Check out these Great Jobs in #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

Senior Product Manager @ Offerpop (New York, NY) Keywords: Agile, Product, SaaS, SCRUM, Technical [link]. Director of Product @ Offerpop (New York, NY) Keywords: Product , SaaS, SCRUM, Social Media, Technical [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

How To Work Better with Your Co-Founder


At my last startup we eventually started using a process called "scrum," which is basically a framework for managing agile engineering projects.


The Product Group London November 2015

The Product Guy

On the agenda was the always controversial, Scrum v. The inaugural event of The Product Group London took place, November 5th to great fanfare!

You've Merged With a Huge Company. Now What?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to help your employees survive the post-acquisition commotion. this integration period is an exciting one. change?


Continuous Discovery


With the continuous discovery and delivery trends, many teams are finding that Scrum as a process can be limiting, and that Kanban tends to fit this continuous discovery and delivery model better. Even short of moving to Kanban, I have found many Scrum teams that have adapted Scrum in a Kanban direction for exactly this reason.


Case Study: Lean UX at work

Startup Lessons Learned

Levels of Agile adoption span the full spectrum across our 6 Scrum teams. I’m happy to report the answer is “yes” as we’ve proven at TheLadders.

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How Managed Hosting Helps Get Startups Off The Ground


He’s also a certified Scrum Product Owner, ITIL Foundation Certified and a practitioner of Pragmatic Marketing and Journey Mapping.

10 Shakespeare Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s useful in the day-to-day scrum of business life, when it helps you let go of the little irritations that threaten to derail and deflate you. An unlikely source of startup wisdom? Sure--and that''s exactly why a little Shakespeare might be exactly what you need. But why not take inspiration where you can find it? Enough said.


6 Tools We Use at Typeform to Amplify Our Marketing Productivity

Duct Tape Marketing

Perhaps SCRUM methodologies work best for you, or maybe you’re perfectly fine with a good ol’ checklist. photo credit: Unsplash. Do they scroll?


Time-Boxing Product Discovery


In my last article I talked about one technique for applying Scrum concepts to product discovery – the opportunity backlog. This is at the heart of Scrum as a method, and is especially well suited to delivery because of our critical need to have frequent, consistent release vehicles. Time-limiting is what we did in Waterfall.


Latest Opportunity in Product Management

The Product Guy

Product Manager / Technical Project Manager @ Collectrium (New York, NY) Keywords: agile, API, data, jira, scrum [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.

Looking for a job in Product Management? New Opening

The Product Guy

Head of Product @ Unite US (New York City) Keywords: Agile, PM, Product, SCRUM master, UX/UI [link] Filed under: product jobs Tagged: product management. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.

Values Build Startup Culture: A Founder’s Take on Getting Started

View from Seed

We keep ourselves accountable to those goals through company progress dashboards, Scrum, etc. How can it not? Values at Change Collective.


The One Leadership Skill You Must Have to Run a Growing Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The only strategy is for everyone to run wherever the ball is, creating a rolling scrum of limbs and squeals, with a dust cloud hovering above and behind the frenzied mass of shouting kids. Many business leaders fail to bridge the gulf between being a ''good amateur'' and being a successful professional - and here''s why. Flockball. Foosball.


Managing Risk and Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain

Up and Running

See Also: How to Solve Problems in Your Business: Kanban, Kaizen, and Scrum. Finding that balance isn’t easy. See Also: What Is a Balance Sheet?

Lean Startup: Don’t "Just Test It"


For example use Scrum and do a product backlog with user stories (that define KPIs) which later translate into Scrum tasks.


Startup Tools

Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Simple editing. WebSequenceDiagrams - sketch sequence diagrams.