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Scrum team member fixing a bicycle 3 Common Scrum Anti-Patterns and How to Fix Them

For a Scrum team to operate successfully, the entire team must honor the Scrum values of commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect. But it's easy to fall into practices that can erode trust and collaboration. Here are three common anti-patterns that emerge in Scrum, as well as the solutions to overcome them.

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Owen Gotimer
iceberg of technical debt Technical Debt, Product Value, and Risk Management

Reports that the Equifax breach took advantage of a known issue in Apache Struts set the stage for a conversation about technical debt, product value, and risk management. Steve Berczuk shares his thoughts on how to help prioritize technical work in a way that balances short and long term value.

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Steve Berczuk
The Tester as Product Owner

A lot of the bugs we find were never thought through in the first place. Many of these situations are preventable, yet instead of prevention, we get the tester playing the role of the product owner—and playing it late. Why is it that we never have time to do it right, but we always have time to do it over?

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Matthew Heusser
The Evolution of a Product Owner

The practical application of agile in organizations is still difficult. The role of product owner has changed, and today a PO has to be tech-savvy, aware of the market, and accountable for execution, innovation, and quality. Tim Wise shows the evolution of a product owner and details what it should be now.

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Tim Wise
I Don’t Sprint, I Stroll: A Non-Techie’s Journey to Product Ownership

What happens when the director of marketing becomes a product owner for some of her company's web properties? She gets a crash course on the real meaning of agile development and her role in it all—and a newfound respect for the people who work in software engineering every day.

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Stasi Richmond
Tools and Techniques to Help You Be an Efficient Product Owner

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy writes on tools and techniques product owners can use to do their jobs more efficiently. Remember, the product owner is responsible for building a valuable, usable, and feasible product.

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How Agile Led to the Creation of the Technical Product Owner

Agile has become the primary mechanism by which normally incompatible roles crossbreed and create distinctive positions that bring great value to a company. Steve Vaughn writes on how agile has led to the creation of a new role—the technical product owner—that has benefited his team.

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Steve Vaughn
Why Radical Innovation Is Dependent on People—Not Process

Radical innovation is essential for survival in this century. But no one has been able to come up with a formula or a process to build innovative products like the iPhone or Google Glass. Why is this? Because innovation is a creative endeavor and is people dependent.

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