Henning Möller

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Team Alignment Co | Home of the Team Alignment Map

<b>An agile template to boost alignment in cross-functional teams: concrete discussions that bring concrete results.</b><p>Simple.<p>Learn in just a few minutes, …

Rediscovering the heart and spirit of agile

<b>From one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto</b><p><i>“Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to</i> …

The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

Design Thinking

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

Write great user stories

User story format<p>The correct way to write user stories is a hotly debated subject. Throughout this creed, we’ll try and give you some tips and …

This slide from @henrikkniberg's presentation "Scaling Agile @ LEGO & Spotify" perfectly captures why alignment is so mission-critical. https://t.co/ozvn4AuRkN

Choosing the Right Planning Horizon for Your Product

Planning Horizons and Planning Model“Bring me that horizon,” says Jack Sparrow at the end of the movie <i>The Curse of the Black Pearl</i> while steering his …

Product Management

Cost of Delay. Can It Be Quantified?

Most organizations are struggling to determine how much revenue any given project is going to create; therefore, they need some other criterion to …

Project Management

Squad Health Check model – visualizing what to improve

<i>(Download the cards & instructions as PDF or PPTX)<br>(Translations of this article: Chinese, French)</i><p>What is a squad health check model?<p>A lot of …

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders and Team Members

It’s a Common Challenge“You just can’t make up your mind. I really wish that for once, you gave us clear priorities,” Jane said accusingly at the end …

Self-help

Anatomy of an Agile User Story Map

A user story map is a collaborative practice that guides an agile team in the creation of their product backlog. The story map captures the journey a …

10 Tips for Creating Agile Personas

1. Get to Know the Users<p>Any persona description should be based on knowledge gained from direct interaction with the target customers and users. This …

Scrum: 19 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

Scrum’s Sprint planning is a simple ceremony. Invest upfront during the product backlog refinement, and you will keep it productive. Avoiding the …

Project Management

The Scrum Task Board and the Self-Managing Team

In the early days of Scrum, the quickest way to locate a Scrum team’s work area was to look for the task board, which was usually mounted on a nearby …

Project Management

Why Getting to Done Is So Important

One of tenets of Scrum is the value of getting work done. At the start of a sprint, the team selects some set of product backlog items and takes on …

Project Management

Cross Functional Doesn’t Mean Everyone Can Do Everything

Perhaps the most prevalent and persistent myth in agile is that a cross-functional team is one on which each person possesses every skill necessary …

Project Management

The New User Story Backlog is a Map - Jeff Patton & Associates

<b>Why the flat user story backlog doesn’t work, and how to build a better backlog that will help you more effectively explain your system, prioritize,</b> …

Product Management

Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

Key Takeaways<p>Product owners plays an equally important role in leading an Agile, scrum team.<br>• Agile is still misunderstood although a lot of companies …

Project Management

Scrum "Shock Therapy" How To Change Teams FAST

<i>While he was updating his paper for Scrum "Shock Therapy," Scott Downey of Rapid Scrum found one of the original emails he wrote about how he boosted</i> …

Project Management

The Product Owner Reading List

And any Agile/XP Practitioner (from developer to management)<p>Over the years I have worked with several product owner as a developer, coach, technical …

My Most Popular Posts of 2016

Because I wrote a lot last year--25 blog posts and 50 weekly email tips--I wanted to start something new this year. So here’s a list of the most …

Project Management

What should a new ScrumMaster be doing?

We are coaching at a new client, helping them transition to Scrum. As a result we have a group of totally new ScrumMasters. Any new role with new …

Should Product Owners be Servant-Leaders?

What Is Servant-Leadership?Servant-leadership means that “one wants to serve, to serve <i>first</i>. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead,” …

Leadership

Getting to Done: Creating Good Sprint Goals

In a previous post describing challenges to creating a done Increment, I identified a lack of clear Sprint Goals as one of those challenges. …

Project Management

Planning as a social event – scaling agile at LEGO

The past couple of years I’ve been travelling back and forth to LEGO’s HQ in Billund Denmark, helping out with their agile journey. Super …

Project Management

Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Decisions, Decisions“Is everybody OK with changing the release goal for Q3?”, asks Julie, the product manager. After a few seconds of silence, Julie …

Product Management

Getting to Done: Encouraging Team Ownership

In a previous post describing challenges to creating a Done Increment, I identified a lack of team ownership as one of those challenges. The …

Project Management

How to Reward Agile Teams

I’ve been working with a company to revamp their bonus and incentive structure as part of the organization’s desire to become agile. No matter how …

Project Management