I was once an agile project manager. In fact I did it more than once.
If that is not shocking enough then maybe I should also confess that I have coached, trained and enabled others to be agile project managers.
In this article I will share my experience of being an agile PM without a real product owner or team facilitator (scrum master, kanban commander, iteration manager etc). I think it worked out well, but I will let you be the judge.
Continue reading “True confessions. I was an agile project manager”
Once upon a time I used to run projects.
To be honest I am probably a better BA than a PM, but I have run quite a few projects and my projects always seemed to come through OK.
So when I encountered agile projects with product owners on them, I was pretty relaxed.
Continue reading “The problem with project managers and product based thinking”
I sometimes get involved discussions about whether agile teams need project managers.
I have a very strong view on this – NO, we do not need project managers, unless of course we do, in which case YES.
Continue reading “The problem with project managers and self managing (agile) teams”
In my last article, I explained what I think agile coaches do in practice. But I did not reveal some of the complications and messy bits that get in the way of adopting the model in any sensible way.
So in this article I will explore some of the complexities and messy bits.
Continue reading “What does an agile coach actually do – is it really that simple?”
I ran a mini workshop as part of a training course I didn’t really follow the course notes in this exercise so we did not have any standard material to refer back to.
People took notes and photos as we went, but I promised to publish a generic version of what we did. So here it is.
Continue reading “How we defined the problem in our workshop, plus a plan on a page”