Scrum Product Owner Resources & References This resource is under continual improvement. Please let us know if you experience any bugs or issues. SCRUM MASTER RESOURCES SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER RESOURCES SCRUM DEVELOPER RESOURCES LEADERSHIP RESOURCES A/B TESTING AGILE CONTRACTS ANTI-PATTERNS BACKLOG GROOMING/REFINEMENT BUSINESS ANALYST IN SCRUM LEAN STARTUP MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT (MVP) PERSONAS PO TOOLS AND IDEAS PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PRIORITIZATION TECHNIQUES AND MODELS PRODUCT DISCOVERY PRODUCT OWNER ROLE PROJECT VS. PRODUCT ROADMAPS AND STRATEGY SPECIFICATION BY EXAMPLE USER STORIES UX VISION AND VISIONING TOOLS A/B Testing [TOP] AA Testing (i.e. not A/B) Too Big to Fail: Running A/B Experiments When You’re Betting the Bank Agile Contracts [TOP] 10 Contracts for your next agile project (slides) Agile contracts Agile Contracts Primer Agile Contracts: InfoQ Agile Contracts: Money for Nothing and Your Change for Free Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract An overview of Agile Contracts Contracting for Agile development projects Contracting for Agile Software Projects Create Flexible Contracts I’m Agile But My Contract Isn’t: How to Align Contracts with Agile Software Development Teams Published Patterns: Change for Free Published Patterns: Money for Nothing AGILE CONTRACTS BOOKS Agile Contracts: Creating and Managing Successful Projects with Scrum – Andreas Opelt, Boris Gloger, Wolfgang Pfarl, Ralf Mittermayr [AMAZON] Valuing Agile: The Financial Management of Agile Projects – Alan Moran [AMAZON] Anti-Patterns [TOP] 28 Product Backlog and Refinement Anti-Patterns Backlog Grooming/Refinement [TOP] 35 cards which will improve your backlog refinement process and engage every team member Backlog Grooming – Definition from Agile Alliance Backlog Grooming Bugs Me Backlog Grooming: Who, When and How Backlog Refinement …Are You Doing It Right? Different Approaches for Product Backlog Grooming Discovery Board Evidence for the Effectiveness of Good Backlog Refinement Grooming the Product Backlog How to Hold an Effective Backlog Grooming Session How to improve Scrum Backlog Refinement? How To Refine Features Large Group Product Backlog Refinement in LeSS & LeSS Huge Scrum By Example – Product Backlog Refinement in Action Scrum By Example: Ill Prepared going into to Sprint Planning. Consequences? When Should Product Backlog Grooming Take Place? Business Analyst in Scrum [TOP] Business Analysts in Scrum How Agile Helped Me Survive Being a Business Analyst What is the Role of a Business Analyst in Scrum? Lean Startup [TOP] A Pivot, preserve, kill decision Beyond the Basics of Lean Startup Lean Start-Up, and How It Almost Killed Our Company Product Discovery Tips Putting Pivots Into Practice – CSP Fast Pass Case Study LEAN STARTUP BOOKS The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets – Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits [AMAZON] Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works – Ash Maurya [AMAZON] The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries [AMAZON] Minimum Viable Product (MVP) [TOP] Enterprise Lean Startup Experiment Examples Finding the Truth Behind Minimum Viable Products How to Choose the Right Product Validation Technique in Scrum Making sense of MVP (Minimum Viable Product) Minimum Viable Product: a guide Minimum Viable Products for Enterprises Straightforward Tactics for Testing Minimum Viable Products The Art of Prototypes and Building MVPs Using Structured Conversations to Discover Your MVP PO TOOLS AND IDEAS [TOP] 12 Tips for Product Owners who want better performance from their Scrum Teams 4 Product owner assessments to help you focus your learning efforts Feature Injection a Tool for Product Owners Learning and Exploration vs Execution Making the Product Backlog DEEP Scrum By Example: Technical Items in the Product Backlog Should we get rid of the Product Backlog? Personas [TOP] A Template for Writing Great Personas Approaches to Creating Personas [PDF warning!] Five Approaches To Creating Lightweight Personas Persona “How To & Tools” Pragmatic Personas Tweaking the Persona Portfolio Management [TOP] Kanban Portfolio View Kanban Portfolio View – Continued Managing an Agile Project Portfolio Portfolio Management Portfolio Management – IDLE TEAMS Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement Visualize your Project/Product Portfolio using a Kanban Wall PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT BOOKS Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects – Johanna Rothman [AMAZON] Prioritization Techniques and Models [TOP] 20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour An Introduction to Cost of Delay Business Value Game (or Poker) Collaborative Prioritization Exercise Cost of Delay How Kano model helps to agile product backlog prioritization How Pandora used the “Buy A Feature Game” to make choices among too many options Innovation Games – Buy a Feature Teach Someone to Prioritize Using Psychological Distance The Problems with Estimating Business Value Wiegers’ Relative Weighting Model KANO Kano Kano Model Analysis [PDF warning!] Understanding the Kano Model – A Tool for Sophisticated Designers MOSCOW MoSCoW Prioritisation WSJF Problems with WSJF Product Discovery [TOP] How Much Time Should You Spend in Product Discovery? Skateboards vs. Cars Revisited Product Owner Role [TOP] Demystifying the Product Owner Role Every Great Product Owner Need a Good ScrumMaster Evolution of the PO and UX roles on team: The Overlap Listening Practices For Product People One Page Product Owner Product Owner isn’t just a Business Analyst on Steriods Product Owner Responsibilities Product Owner Video from Henrik The Product Owner’s Guide to the Sprint Retrospective We Don’t Hire Product Owners Here Which UX Skills should Product Owners and Product Managers Have? PRODUCT OWNER ROLE BOOKS Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play – Luke Hohmann [AMAZON] Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past – Geoffrey A. Moore [AMAZON] Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love – Marty Cagan [AMAZON] Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers – Dave Gray, Sunni Brown [AMAZON] Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love – Roman Pichler [AMAZON] Scrum Product Ownership – Balancing Value From the Inside Out – Robert Galen [AMAZON] Project vs. Product [TOP] Products Over Projects Project Focus Is An Impediment to Long-Lived Teams Project Work vs. Product Work Roadmaps and Strategy [TOP] 10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap A 3x3x3 Perspective for getting your Vision, Strategy, and Product aligned Complexity and Strategy Journey Mapping 101 What does an agile product roadmap look like? STORY MAPPING How to create a User Story Map Introducing Example Mapping It’s ALL In How You Slice [PDF warning!] Learning Story Mapping Through Exercises Story Map Concepts [PDF warning!] Story Mapping Presentation (Original source for Story Mapping on the web) The new user story backlog is a map Working with User Story Mapping STORY MAPPING BOOKS Impact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects – Gojko Adzic User Story Mapping Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product – Jeff Patton IMPACT MAPPING Getting the most out of impact mapping What It Is Impact Mapping? VIDEO User Story Mapping in Practice FULL BLOWN STORY MAPPING TOOLS CardBoard FeatureMap Realtime Board StoriesOnBoard COLLABORATIVE POST-IT STYLE TOOLS Boardthing Lino NoteApp ROADMAPS AND STRATEGY BOOKS Impact Mapping: Making a big impact with software products and projects – Gojko Adzic User Story Mapping Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product – Jeff Patton Specification by Example [TOP] Specification By Example Summary on Wikipedia Thoughtworks – Specification by Example Wikipedia on Specification By Example SPECIFICATION BY EXAMPLE BOOKS Specification by Example – Gojko Adzic UX [TOP] Managing UX in Scrum Project LEAN UX Book review: “Lean UX” Book review: Lean UX — Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience How FreshBooks democratizes technical design by applying lean UX principles Lean UX Explained Lean UX in the Enterprise: 5 hills to climb Lean UX: Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business Summary of Lean UX talk by Jeff Gothelf in Barcelona Why Lean Enterprise Transformation is Hard LEAN UX BOOKS The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond – Jesse James Garrett [AMAZON] The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity – Alan Cooper [AMAZON] Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability – Steve Krug [AMAZON] UX BOOKS The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond – Jesse James Garrett [AMAZON] The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity – Alan Cooper [AMAZON] Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability – Steve Krug [AMAZON] User Stories [TOP] Alternative formats for User Stories Another Alternative User Story Format Conversational Stories Life Cycle of a User Story Story Slicing: A Real Life Example User Stories Presentation from Mike Cohn Using Vertical Slicing and Estimation to make Business Decisions at Adobe Vision to User Stories – What is the Best Flow? What if the User Story is too Big for the Team? STORY SPLITTING More questions for your User Stories Original Article on Story Splitting Patterns for Splitting User Stories Splitting stories into small, vertical slices Splitting User Stories with Acceptance Criteria Splitting User Stories with Generic Words Splitting User Stories with Timeline Analysis Story Slicing: A Real Life Example Story Splitting Poster Story Splitting with Examples Why Split User Stories ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA Introducing Example Mapping Scrum By Example – The Team Collaborate on Acceptance Criteria User Stories And Acceptance Criteria In The House INVEST Demonstrating the INVEST Criteria USER STORIES BOOKS User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development – Mike Cohn [AMAZON] Vision and Visioning Tools [TOP] 8 Tips for Creating a Compelling Product Vision Agile Product Planning: Vision, Strategy, and Tactics Agile Scenarios and Storyboards How to get your project started on the right foot Innovation Game – Product Box Product Canvas – beyond the Product Backlog The Business Model Canvas The Product Vision Board Why Lean Canvas vs. Business Model Canvas?