Recorded by Lance Kind

Dave Prior and Lance Kind discuss a new item from the Scrum Guide: Product Goal. Listen in while Dave teaches Lance what the product goal is, ideates on how to implement, and debates as to the value product goal provides. As a bonus, Dave and Lance: discuss how “real options” relate to product backlogs, that there will be a struggle about where to put backlog items that don’t fit the product goal, and how computers have become like the Tardis.

It’s a fun discussion that anyone who is seeking answers about using product goal will enjoy…

Recorded by Dave Prior

This episode of SoundNotes is an interview with LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer who takes on 3 separate topics during the interview:

1. Locus of Blame (01:38)
Things happen. They don’t always happen the way we want them to. You get a flat tire on the way to a job interview, your supplier is late resulting in a massive delay in your delivery of a project, there’s a pandemic and that messes up pretty much everything you had planned. The questions you ask yourself in response to these kinds of setbacks are very important. …

Recorded by Dave Prior

As vaccination rates rise and the number of people infected with Covid-19 drops our world is slowly moving on to some new form of normal. Many of us have returned, or soon will be returning, to the office. After a year working from home, that shift back to the thing that was once part of our every day work lives, is going to present unique challenges for each of us. Some have been champing at the bit, waiting to get back to a busy social IRL work atmosphere. Others discovered that working from home actually provided…

Recorded by Dave Prior

This podcast is the second in a series of conversations focused on Fixed vs. Growth Mindset. Leveraging the work in Carol Dwek’s book, Mindset, Mary Kaufman and Dave Prior are exploring the differences between having a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Each episode of this series will focus on how our mindset impacts the way we perceive and respond to different types of stimulus / events. This episode is focused on obstacles and the differences between how a fixed mindset and a growth mindset meet and respond to the things that get in our way.

LeadingAgile’s Adam Jennison and Dan Smith have collectively spent decades in product management roles in multiple organizations for data-driven products.

In a time where it’s nearly impossible to separate products and services from data science, data science is fundamental to success. With so much digital information being produced, leveraging it is imperative to being competitive in any market.

How you think about data is important-but how your organization uses it is even more important. If you aren’t actively managing, governing and operationalizing your data, you will inevitably fall behind.

So, what does it mean to use data in your…

We know process doesn’t matter if your organization isn’t aligned to your customers and markets. Most large-scale organizations aren’t aligned in this way.

We also know that the Agile Manifesto says, “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.”

In this episode of Agile Unplugged with LeadingAgile CEO Mike Cottmeyer and guest COO Chris Beale, they explore how LeadingAgile is using this same idea for our approach to Agile Transformation-uncovering better ways of doing Agile Transformation by doing it and helping others do it. We call this Organizations to Summits. …

Recorded by Dave Prior

This week in SoundNotes our focus is Design Thinking. If you are a Product Owner and Design Thinking is not part of your toolbox you need to listen to this podcast. This is the first in what will be a series of interviews centered around Design Thinking, how it works and why it is a critical element of the work of anyone serving in a Product Owner or Product Management role.

Angela Peat and Derek Poppink join Dave in this episode to talk all about Design Thinking. By the end of the interview, you’ll know where…

Written by LeadingAgile

Business now moves faster than ever. Some call it market speed, others call it Business Agility. But if your company can’t deliver an ever-evolving set of customer-facing, customer-satisfying functions that support its core mission, someone else is working hard to make sure that they can.

And how is management looking at the world? Through metrics that tell you what happened in the past. The past year, quarter, even month. These numbers are too late. The functional pillars of your organizations are struggling. And culture changes aren’t going to make a difference. Here’s what does:

  • Structural changes that…

Written by Joel Norman

“We forgot … we forgot to request… we forgot to request the subdomain level domain, and that lead time for DNS propagation is at least 48 hours, can someone tell marketing we can’t launch this tomorrow?”

It’s a simple oversight, forgetting something. Building software is a complex thing, prone to mistakes. In my own career as a developer, mistake to mistake, commit to revert. If only there was a checklist, something that could remind of what is necessary to be successful, something that could remind us of the important things, because we will forget.

Let’s review…

Written by Stephanie Davis

We are at the midway point in our Agile Transformation-focused exploration of Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” with Habit 4 — Think Win/Win. I’m sure we’ve all said it in business and even relationships, but how does Covey intend it towards being highly effective and what does it mean to an Agile Transformation?

Before we explore the answer to that question, it seems appropriate for a quick refresher on the first three habits. Habit 1 — Be Proactive, and Habit 2 — Begin With The End In Mind ultimately enable Habit…


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