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Government PO What to expect when they are expecting

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Government PO What to expect when they are expecting presented at Agile 2015 in Washington, DC

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Government PO What to expect when they are expecting

  1. 1. Government  Product  Owner   What  to  expect  when  they’re  expec7ng  
  2. 2. The  Telephone  Game   Rules   1.  Do  not  ask  a  person  to  repeat  the  phrase.   2.  Do  not  purposely  communicate  the  wrong   phrase  as  doing  so  would  ruin  the  fun.  
  3. 3. What  role  are  you  playing?   Agile  experience?   1.  What  is  agile?   2.  I  heard  of  it   3.  I  read  about  it   4.  I  pracAce  it   5.  I  can  teach  it  
  4. 4. Salah  Elleithy   @selleithy     Darren  Hoevel   @agilefairy   Pliant Solutions Entrepreneur, Coach, Product Evangelist, Agile Junkie, Adventurer etc.. !  A pragmatic, non-prescriptive kaizen enabler with a passion for leveraging Agile practices to consistently deliver exceptional results, great products and “delighted customers” to evolving organizations. !  Industry expertise: Technology, Education, Software, Semiconductor, Retail, Education, Start-up, Healthcare (HIX), State & Federal Government. !  Agile Community: AgileDC (AgileDC.org) Organizing Board Member, Agile 2013-14 Participant, Agile Meetup junkie, Coaching Clinic Volunteer, ICAgile Training Partner, SAFe Trainer !  Passionate about enabling and sustaining enterprise agility with a focus on organizational development. !  Managing Partner with ReadyforAgile, an enterprise assessment analytics tool for scaling agility. !  Trainer & Learning Facilitator with SparkAgility !  Organizer & Learning Facilitator at Agile NOVA !  ICAgile Member Trainer !  Certified Trainer in Training from the BACK of the Room (An approach to Accelerated Learning) !  Linkedin.com/in/selleithy SparkAgility Agile Coach & Learning Facilitator
  5. 5. Session  Outline     What  is  the  product  owner  role?     Is  it  different  in  the  federal  space  and  the  commercial   space?  What  are  the  challenges  that  the  PO  face?     Group  exercise  -­‐  If  we  were  to  define  a  PO  persona,   what  would  it  look  like?       Would  a  convenAonal  PO  role  work  in  the   government?  What  are  the  limitaAons?       Group  exercise  -­‐  What  could  be  changed  for  it  work  in   the  government?     How  would  the  PO  role  apply  in  the  government   seNngs?       Group  exercise  -­‐  Does  the  organizaAonal  structure   affect  the  PO  role?       Q&A    
  6. 6. Gulf  of  Evalua7on   IKIWISI  (I’ll  know  it  when  I  see  it)   How  it  all  started?  
  7. 7. What  is  the  product  owner  role?  
  8. 8. The  Product  Owner  is  the  sole  person  responsible  for  managing   the  Product  Backlog.     (Source:  The  Scrum  Guide.  Scrum.org)   What  is  the  Product  Owner  role?  
  9. 9. What  does  “managing  the  backlog”  entail?   Product  Owner   The  Product  Owner  is   responsible  for  maximizing   the  value  of  the   product  and  the  work  of   the  Development  Team.     Clearly  expressing  Product  Backlog  items   Priori7ze  Product  Backlog  items   Ensure  business  value  is  being  delivered   Ensure  Backlog  is  visible,  transparent,   and  clear  to  all     Ensuring  the  Team  understands  items  in   the  Backlog  to  the  level  needed  
  10. 10. Func7onal   Matrix Agile   Product  Owner  role  evolved  
  11. 11. Government  Product  Owner  
  12. 12. Government   Product   Owner  
  13. 13. Quali7es  of  a  Product  Owner  
  14. 14. What  we   like  to   think  of   PO?   What  REALITY  looks  like?  
  15. 15. Where  do  Product  Owners  come  from?   •  Business  Stakeholders   •  Program  Managers   •  Project  Managers   •  Subject  Ma[er  Experts   •  End  Users   •  System  Owners  
  16. 16. What  are  the  challenges  Product  Owners  face?  
  17. 17. What  are  the  top   3  challenges   facing  Product   Owners  at  your   organizaAon?  
  18. 18. Is  the  Product  Owner  role  different?   Government   Commercial  
  19. 19. How  does  the  Product  Owner  role  apply   in  the  government  seUngs?    
  20. 20. From  “Superhero”  Product  Owner  to  Value  Team  
  21. 21. What  are  Value  Teams?   A  team  that  has  everyone  and   everything  they  need  to  iden7fy,   priori7ze  and  slice  business  value   increments,  and  to  make  decisions   about  funcAonality  and  prepare  the   informaAon  needed  by  the   development  team(s)  to  deliver  a   feature/story.   Source:  Dr.  Ahmed  Sidky   Product  Owner   Subject   MaYer   Experts   Governance  
  22. 22. Organiza7onal  Structure  (Agile)   Subject   MaYer   Experts   Governance   Business  Stakeholders   Project   Managers   IT   Business   Analysts   Developers   Testers   Scrum   Master   Product  Owner   Users/ Customers   The  Delivery  Team  (aka   the  Development  Team)  
  23. 23. The  Value  Team   Governance  Users/Customers   Testers  Developers   Business   Analysts   The  Value  Team  evolved   Source:  Dr.  Ahmed  Sidky   SMEs   Project   Managers   The  Delivery  Team  (aka   the  Development  Team)  
  24. 24. The  Value  Team   Value Team Facilitator (Previously known as Product Owner) The  Delivery  Team   Governance   Delivery Team Facilitator Users/Customers   Testers  Developers   Business   Analysts   Possible  Value  Team  Configura7on Source:  Dr.  Ahmed  Sidky   SMEs   Project   Managers  
  25. 25. The  Value  Team   Value Team Facilitator [Product Owner - SCRUM] The  Delivery  Team   Governance   Delivery Team Facilitator [SCRUM] Users/Customers   Testers  Developers   Business   Analysts   Another  possible  configura7on   Source:  Dr.  Ahmed  Sidky   SMEs   Project   Managers   Support   Sponsor?  
  26. 26. Design  your  Value  Team   •  Who  needs  to  be  on   your  value  team?     •  What  would  need  to   change  to  support  the   Value  Team  at  your   organizaAon?  
  27. 27. The  Value  Team   Value Team Facilitator (Previously known as Product Owner) The  Delivery  Team   Governance   Delivery Team Facilitator Users/Customers   Testers  Developers   Business   Analysts   What  does  Facilita7on  got  to  do  with  Value  Teams?   Source:  Dr.  Ahmed  Sidky   SMEs   Project   Managers   Support  
  28. 28. What  is  Facilita7on?   Facilita7on  is  the  art  of  leading  people  through   processes  toward  agreed-­‐upon  outcomes  in  a   manner  that  encourages  parAcipaAon,  ownership   and  creaAvity  of  all  involved.   -­‐  The  Grove  Consultants  InternaAonal  
  29. 29. What  would  make  Value  Teams  successful?   •  Ownership  of  vision   •  FacilitaAon   •  Responsibility  
  30. 30. Tweetable  takeaways!   •  Product  Ownership  over  Product  owners   •  Value  Teams  will  work  when  decision  makers   or  their  representaAves  are  part  of  it   •  FacilitaAon  is  as  important  to  Value  teams  as   oil  is  to  an  engine.     #agile2015  #GovyPO  #ValueTeams   ~@selleithy  @agilefairy  
  31. 31. Con7nue  the  conversa7on   •   Agile  coaches  clinic     •   outside  of  Potomac   •   Use  #GovyPO  #ValueTeams   #Agile2015     • Join  Agile  meetups   •   Agile  DC    OrganizaAonal   Agility  PracAAoners   •   Agile  NOVA  

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