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. Aaron shared that ElevatorUp actually use Cucumber to have clients write and define user stories which are at the heart of Scrum and Agile, and that this approach actually worked extremely well both for his developers and their clients.

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Book Short: Scrum ptious

OnlyOnce

Book Short: Scrum ptious . I just finished reading Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time , by Jeff Sutherland and JJ Sutherland. Sutherland gets credit for creating the agile framework and bringing the concept scrum to software development over 20 years ago.

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

Up and Running

Scrum: a flexible way to manage product development. Finally, let’s take a look at the increasingly popular problem-solving method—especially in the technology sector—known as scrum. So what does scrum look like in the modern workplace?

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Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing

ConversionXL

Before we dive into the marketing applications, however, let’s briefly cover what scrum is and how it came to be. An Introduction to Scrum and Agile Development. Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products.” sourced from the Scrum Guide.

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Dual-Track Scrum

SVPG

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. Another reason I like the Dual-Track Scrum metaphor is that I find many people essentially doing little mini-waterfalls within their Scrum framework. Lean UX and Dual-Track Scrum are made for each other.

"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. The reliance on rituals and rigour make it look like it is a “fool-proof” process to success but all the optimisation goes in the wrong place, in the delivery.” - The Time Travelling Designer and other stories of Agile Design | Made by Many (via iamdanw ). At first, the process optimizes the goal. But pretty soon, the process optimizes itself in spite of the goal.

Make sure you have discipline and flair in your startup

The Equity Kicker

I’m only up to episode 5 of the first series (late convert) but already Erlich has saved the day with an off-the-cuff speech to a key investor about the company’s vision and Jared has implemented a scrum development process without which they would have missed a key deadline.

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Savor the Next Stage in Your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

Product Manager, Audience Growth & Retention @ Everyday Health, Inc (New York, NY) Keywords: Agile, Engagement , Product Manager, Scrum, SEO/Audience [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. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community.

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The Product Group is Coming to London!

The Product Guy

Special Topic: Scrum v. The Product Group started in New York City in 2009. The meetup has grown to well over 9000 product people, and is now coming to London !

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But seriously, folks…

47 Hats

While I’ve pretty much settled on Pivotal Tracker as I (painfully) change from unAgile to Agile, reading Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland (creator of Scrum) has me thinking about ways/means for a Scrum of 1.

Ready to rumble! Cindric to fight the field for Trucks title

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Austin Cindric returned to his hauler and found a scrum of drivers more ready to rumble than make small talk about championship weekend MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)

The Search For Product Market Fit

Seeing Both Sides

I had never tried a spontaneous scrum like this before and it was great fun. I continue to be fascinated with the changing art of product management. This week, I taught a class at Intelligent.ly on the topic. Intelligent.ly

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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. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Check out this week’s newest, below…. Product Manager @ ShopKeep (460 Park Ave.

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. Most of that work has centred around being clear on vision, mission and values and it’s never too early for founders start thinking about these things.

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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. Atlassian: A Brief Introduction to Scrum. Forbes: Scrum is a Major Management Discovery . Scrum is more of a process, an application of process.

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Reconciling Product Management and Product Leadership

The Product Guy

The Scrum ceremonies (Sprint planning, Standups, etc.) Guest Post by: Lamia Benhaddou (Mentee, Session 4, The Product Mentor) [Paired with Mentor, Amanda Ralph].

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Product Manager vs. Product Owner Revisited

SVPG

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.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

A great post , Joe Little starts with acknowledging that Scrum and Agile proponents often downplay upfront planning. I've done four Free CTO Consulting Sessions in the past month with startup founders who all had run into variations of the same problem.

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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! I joined Lightspeed ten years ago. It’s been an amazing ride.

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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? – Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million.

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. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.

Discovery Coaches

SVPG

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. In my last article on Discovery Sprints I mentioned the concept of Discovery Coaches and several people asked me about that, so I thought I’d describe more about what this role is and when it’s helpful.

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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. I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups.

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. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community.

How To Work Better with Your Co-Founder

ReadWriteStart

At my last startup we eventually started using a process called "scrum," which is basically a framework for managing agile engineering projects. However, one of the great things about scrum is that you are always estimating forward the amount of work remaining in a given task.

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Case Study: Lean UX at work

Startup Lessons Learned

Levels of Agile adoption span the full spectrum across our 6 Scrum teams. The role of scrum master has become less relevant as each team member owns their own accountability. This article is a guest post by Jeff Gothelf, Director of User Experience at TheLadders in New York City.

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Continuous Discovery

SVPG

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. In this case, they are mainly using the time-boxing of Scrum as a way to structure work and encourage a frequent retrospective.

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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! Kanban Debate, and the exciting Featured Product, Powr of You! VIEW SLIDE SHOW. DOWNLOAD ALL. See you at our next event….

Your Next Product Management Job

The Product Guy

Senior Product Manager @ YieldStreet (New York) Keywords: Agile, Design Sprints, Discovery, fintech, high growth, Lean UI/UX, marketplace, Prototyping, 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. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community.

Why Shorter is Sweeter

Inc Startups

Some people hold daily ‘Scrum’ status update meetings -- 15-minute power sessions -- during which everyone stands. To communicate more meaningfully: Cut, cut, cut!

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How Managed Hosting Helps Get Startups Off The Ground

YoungUpstarts

He’s also a certified Scrum Product Owner, ITIL Foundation Certified and a practitioner of Pragmatic Marketing and Journey Mapping. By Alan Glazer, Senior Product Manager at Hostway Services, Inc. Startups in every industry have their work cut out for them.

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. 6 Tools We Use at Typeform to Amplify Our Marketing Productivity written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Unsplash. Working in marketing can be very demanding.

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How to avoid “death by meeting.”

Berkonomics

The concept of a scrum is a good one to use in many cases of immediate need to coordinate a working group. Scrums are effective and should be short, scheduled, and supervised. Imagine yourself with a calendar requiring you to be in six meetings in a day. Day after day.

Time-Boxing Product Discovery

SVPG

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. This model of working is often referred to as dual-track Scrum.

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

Inc Startups

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. As they say in sales: "Time kills all deals." But the statement applies to recruiting, too. Here's a dreadful scenario you'll find familiar.

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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. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community.

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. Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.

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. As a new startup, you’re likely well aware of how inventory costs money and how those costs can quickly add up the longer you go without orders.

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