Multiple Product Owners for an Iteration

I’ve been working with clients making the transition to Agile. They are accustomed to a product manager “owning” a product, and negotiating for people to work on their product. Of course, that means begging, borrowing, stealing people from other projects and lots of multitasking. It also means that specific people have very specific knowledge of …

Management Debt, Technical Debt, and Decision-Making

Dave and Bob have great comments on my post, Might Three Backlogs Be Better Than One?. Dave is describing situations where management is making reasonable decisions, not incurring management debt, and by extension, technical debt. Bob and I have experience with significant management debt. (Take a look at Musings About Management Debt for more information …

What Would a Successful Agile All-Remote Team Look Like?

In their  comments to my post, Agile and Remote People: Part 1, Telecommuting, Matt, Lisa, Pete, Abby all had great rebuttals. They successfully make their remote teams work. They have successfully built trust. They use a variety of communications tools that allow their team members to work together. Good for them. (I mean it. I am …