Category Archives: Product Owner

Requests and Ideas - My Polymorphic Backlog in VersionOne

If you are a Product Owner, a Project Manager, or a Business Analyst, you have heard the following before; I’m sure: “It’s not a defect; it’s a feature.” “It’s not an issue; it’s an enhancement.” “It’s not a bug; it … Continue reading

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The Large and the Small: Winter 2014 is Here

A new year is upon us and with that, the new Winter 2014 Release. While the process of delivering our quarterly releases means each is roughly equivalent in size, there is still something special about the annum’s turn. With thoughts … Continue reading

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Keep it Simple. We're Still Learning Agile Development!

I have a VERY active, wily, and curious two-year old at home… the best kind – who loves watching his brothers build complex Lego sets (I know, who wouldn’t!). Obviously as colorful, attractive, and deliciously intricate as the pieces and … Continue reading

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Agile Metrics: I’ve Got Goals and a Whole Lot More

I often find myself talking about agile metrics with many teams using VersionOne.   Agile metrics is sometimes a very challenging conversation — some agile development folks don’t like them because they are sometimes used for EVIL! Well, maybe not … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Release: I Plan to Re-plan

Some years back, Luke Hohmann introduced me to the phrase, “I plan to re-plan.” It’s a somewhat awkward phrase which caused me to stop and ponder it for a moment. “Is re-planning the ultimate purpose of planning?” No, planning is … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Release: Reach Out and Touch Someone

The Summer 2013 Release has some interesting value-packaged within. Reach Out and Touch Someone The old telephone adage has taken on a new twist this summer. Where the mighty Ma Bell once featured this jingle as a means to stir emotion and … Continue reading

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"Why Did the Story Change? Who Requested the Changes?"

The product owner and the team lead had a lively conversation over lunch; much was discussed about the development in-progress of a very cool feature during the present sprint, and both agreed that certain changes had to be made to … Continue reading

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What Fields Do You Require?

Our Epic Bubble Chart is very helpful in visualizing the SWAG, value and complexity of your initiatives but in order to use the chart, certain fields must be captured. This short video shows how to do that. Continue reading

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What to Expect in our Bi-Weekly Live Product Demonstrations! Part 3 of 3

Continued from Part 2… The final part of this series will focus on the area of the demonstration which covers additional areas to get you up and running. Reports: VersionOne comes preloaded with over 50 reports that provide key metrics … Continue reading

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What to Expect in our Bi-Weekly Live Product Demonstrations! Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part 1… In the first part of this series we looked at the Product Owner activities that take place in VersionOne (Product Planning and Release Planning).  The second part of this series will outline the Team activities that … Continue reading

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