Agile Business Management

This category contains topics associated with applying Agile Business Management in organizations.  These topics are appropriate for:

  1. Agile Product Owners or Product Managers – who need to better understand how to effectively perform the Agile Product Owner role. The Product Owner role in Agile is not well-understood and most of the people who might be selected to perform that role are not well-prepared for what it requires
  2. Business Analysts – who work in an Agile environment and need to optimize their skills to provide a high level of value in that environment
  3. Business Sponsors – who want to learn more about Agile Project Management in order to provide more effective leadership for the initiatives that they are responsible for
  4. Senior-level Executives – who are interested in making their business more agile and want to develop a well-integrated approach to fit an Agile development process to their business

This is a rapidly evolving area that needs to be better understood.  Many Agile training programs address Agile from a development perspective only and training programs like CSPO for business people are limited to the “mechanics” of doing Agile.

Please check the articles associated with this category for more detail:

What Are the Critical Skills of a Scrum Product Owner in Agile?

I recently participated in an online discussion on the question of “What are the Critical Skills of a Scrum Product Owner?” This is a very good question because the role of a Product Owner is not very well-understood. The actual role that a Product Owner plays can vary significantly in the real-world depending on the …

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What is Systems Thinking and Why is it Important?

Understanding “what is systems thinking” is important to developing a deeper understanding of Agile. I’m an engineer at heart. I’ve been trained to analyze problems objectively and come up with well-thought-out solutions. That approach comes naturally to me; however, it is something that needs to be learned and reinforced. Why Is Systems Thinking Important? An …

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Agile Business Strategy – Making Agile Work for Your Business

How do you go about developing an Agile business strategy to make Agile work for your business? Many Agile coaching and consulting companies take what I would call a “developer-centric” approach to Agile: The effort is heavily focused on team-level capabilities and is primarily oriented around improving the development process There’s nothing wrong with that, …

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