Agile IM Takeaways

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Agile IM Takeaways

  1. 1. Dos and Don’ts for Product Ownersin Agile Information ManagementJune 2013
  2. 2. Dos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information ManagementWhile delivering product owner client training to the business, we discovered thatthere’s now a lot of nuance in agile delivery that may be missed as people try toabsorb the flood of instruction.So, to help Agile IM business owners along, we’ve distilled the most important ‘agilebusiness owners rules’ down to four key dos and don’ts…1. Don’t expect constantly improving velocity2. Don’t live apart from the team3. Do always plan like it’s the last week of the project4. Do spruik your achievements!
  3. 3. • But, DO make sure you do everything you can do as a product owner toimprove it!• The first few checkpoints are likely to take you from nail-biting stress toeuphoria, particularly as the team hits its stride, youll start to notice an uptick inprogress.• This can be both helpful and harmful as it can make people believe theres onlyone way for velocity to go. This is simply not true. The team will hit an efficiencyplateau; treat this as the bedrock upon which your future plans can be formed.1. DON’T expect constantly improving velocity…Dos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information Management
  4. 4. • Developers make thousands of decisions over the course of a project thatcustomers sometimes dont see until well after launch.• Keeping a customer close by stops the developers making decisions withouttrue business understanding. Make sure you’re in regular touch with your teamto avoid any surprises down the track.2. DON’T live apart from the teamDos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information Management
  5. 5. • Its hard sometimes to know what to do next, especially if your project is going torun for some time. So ask yourself: If this was as far as my budget stretched,what would I do?• Its surprisingly effective at focusing your decision making.3. DO always plan like it’s the last week of the projectDos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information Management
  6. 6. • Data-driven agile will help you deliver better code faster. It wont be long beforepeople are clamouring for your secret sauce.• Share how youve delivered great business value quickly and you can set up avirtuous circle of agile for your business and technology partners. That will makework a better place and, you, a happier person.4. DO spruik your achievements!Dos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information Management
  7. 7. Remember, at the core of data-driven agile success is understanding andparticipating in the process, and being closely connected to the developers who aredelivering your outcomes.Focus on your goal and you will find success.Stay focused and involved…Dos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information Management
  8. 8. Who is C3?Dos and Don’ts for Product Owners in Agile Information ManagementC3 Business Solutions is an award winning InformationManagement and Business Intelligence company thatsuccessfully articulates and converts clients’ business strategiesinto measurable results.We enable organisations to effectively monitor and managebusiness performance and outcomes against strategic goals.Our clients say they select us because: our people are highcalibre; we offer value for money; we have a proven ability todeliver; we excel at stakeholder management; and we know howto ensure the IM/BI solutions are adopted within theirorganisation/s.We work in banking & finance, insurance, retail, utilities &transport, general corporate, and federal/state government.

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