Tag Archives: focus

10 Tips to Fully Leverage the Product Backlog

Working with the product backlog can be challenging, and many Scrum product owners wrestle with overly long and detailed backlogs. This article shares ten practical tips that help you take full advantage of your product backlog.

Succeeding with Innovation and Maintenance

Keeping a product successful can be tricky: New features have to be developed to ensure that the product stays beneficial and attractive. At the same time, smaller improvements and bug fixes are required to maintain the product. How can this be done? This post shares my answer how to balance innovation and maintenance work.

Creating Effective Sprint Goals

Working with a sprint goal is a powerful agile practice. This post helps you understand what sprint goals are, why they matter, how to write and how to track them.

The Product Backlog Refinement Steps

Refining the product backlog helps you make the right product decisions by integrating new insights into the backlog, and it helps you get the product backlog ready for the next sprint. In this post, I show how you can get from having collected user feedback to a ready, workable product backlog in five simple steps.

User Story Modelling

User stories are great at capturing product functionality in isolation. But they are not well suited to describe the relationship between different features and capture user journeys and workflows. This blog posts shows how context and activity diagrams can be successfully used to model interactions in user story context.

The Product Backlog Board

Are you struggling with your product backlog? Then try my Product Backlog Board, a structured hierarchical product backlog that helps make sure you have ready items, capture non-functional requirements, and integrate your requirement models.