Deliver It is a podcast for agile Product Owners. Hosted by Cory Bryan and guests bring their experience and ideas on how to improve the role and techniques they use to deliver value within an agile framework. The show brings together relevant news, discussion, around a central topic and your feedback in a fun and supportive way.
Speaking with Intent with David Marquet
The language that Product Owners use every day plays a big role in how successful our products, teams, and customers will be, not to mention, ourselves. How do we change that language? In his wonderful books, David Marquet explores how he successfully used "Intent" as the driver of change on his submarine and when working in other areas as well. In this episode, we take a look at some of the great advice from his books and leadership nudges to move more towards speaking with intent.
Product owners see and deal with a lot of waste. It's almost everywhere. In our products, our process, our teams, our daily lives. The struggle is not only in how to eliminate or at least reduce the waste, it's how to get others to know and look for the waste as well. In this episode we will look at what are the 8 wastes from a Lean perspective and what can you do about them. Check out some of the great materials in the links for ways to learn to see the waste and why seeing it is so important.
Perfection with Geoff Watts
Have you ever been told you're a perfectionist? Is that really common for Product Owners? Is perfection even possible? In this episode, Geoff Watts joins the show to talk about how this is a trait that can sometimes trap us in our work and with our teams. Also, we discuss some areas where it might be a good thing and how POs can leverage it for a benefit.
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The simple questions are usually the best. In this episode, I share a question ( or series of questions ) that has been driving a lot of my conversations lately to understand some of the fundamental thinking in companies. Sometimes this reveals things that aren't great and can give a direction for PO's to head in to make things better.
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PO Coaching and Consulting - seek taiju
Paul Akers - Banish Sloppiness
Justin Pot - ‘I don’t know’ is the best phrase for your career
Marty Cagan - The Best vs. The Rest
Forbes - Why Every Company Is A Technology Company
What is it about measurements that cause so much grief? There's a great number of things that we should be measuring in our product, our teams, and our companies that would benefit us to look at. Product Owners need to be in a position to help see, understand, and explain all the different things that are being measured. If important things are not being measured, find some way to start.
Escape the Sprint Bubble
A common anti-pattern is when Product Owners are too focused on doing things only in the current iteration. Maarten Dalmijn has written a lot about teams and PO's that find themselves stuck in their sprint bubble and joins this episode to discuss some signs that you're stuck, some ideas to break out, and ways to make sure sure you don't find yourself there again.