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If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate.

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients.

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Learn more: 71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions.

Best,
Stefan


If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate. They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients.

So far, this Product Owner interview guide has been downloaded more than 6,000 times.

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The free PDF is not merely listing the questions, but also contains background information…


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Welcome to the 270th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,431 peers.

tion, and creating value, and we analyze prerequisites of successful agile transformations at an organizational level.

We then learn about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. Also, we explore a handy tool for ordering Product Backlogs beyond the usual suspects like Cost of Delay, Kano model, or RICE, and we ask: “What else about product [management] is as ‘simple as it sounds’ but needs to be learned? …


TL; DR: Agile’s Intangibles, Productive Uncertainty — Food for Agile Thought #270

Welcome to the 270th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,431 peers. This week, we cover Agile’s intangibles; we delve into innovation, risk mitigation, and creating value, and we analyze prerequisites of successful agile transformations at an organizational level.

We then learn about a developer’s perspective on what it takes to build a successful product development team. Also, we explore a handy tool for ordering Product Backlogs beyond the usual suspects like Cost of Delay, Kano model, or RICE, and we ask: “What else about product [management] is as ‘simple as it sounds’ but needs to be learned? …


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The following 70 Scrum Master theses describe the role of a holistic product creation perspective.

The theses cover the accountabilities of the Scrum Master from product discovery to product delivery in a hands-on practical manner. On the one side, they address typical Scrum events such as Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and the Sprint Retrospective. On the other hand, the Scrum Master theses also cover, for example, the relationship with the Product Owner, they deal with agile metrics, and how to kick-off an agile transition, thus moving beyond the original framework of the Scrum Guide.

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70 Scrum Master Theses

Learn more: 70 Scrum Master Theses.

Best,
Stefan


The following 70 Scrum Master theses describe the role of a holistic product creation perspective.

The theses cover the accountabilities of the Scrum Master from product discovery to product delivery in a hands-on practical manner. On the one side, they address typical Scrum events such as Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and the Sprint Retrospective. On the other hand, the Scrum Master theses also cover, for example, the relationship with the Product Owner, they deal with agile metrics, and how to kick-off an agile transition, thus moving beyond the original framework of the Scrum Guide.

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The Scrum Master Theses in Detail

The Role of the Scrum Master

This first set of the Scrum Master theses addresses their role in the Scrum process. I am aware that the Scrum Guide 2020 substituted the roles with accountabilities. Nevertheless, speaking of the “role” of Scrum Masters is a suitable path to basic principles of Scrum…


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Welcome to the 269th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,267 peers.

This week, we delve into estimating Cost of Delay; we identify nine signs that your CEO understands Scrum, and we learn that mental models impact the efficiency and accuracy in decision-making.

We then enjoy the essence of product leadership from a new Marty Cagan book; we get into measuring real progress as a product team, and we embrace the canary product launch approach to test the waters with a restricted set of clients.

Lastly, we applaud Ken & Jeff for releasing the new Scrum Guide 2020.

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Learn more: Food for Agile Thought #269: Estimating Cost of Delay, Re-Teaming, Measuring Real Progress, Is Your C-Level Getting Scrum?

Best,
Stefan


TL; DR: Estimating Cost of Delay, Re-Teaming — Food for Agile Thought #269

Welcome to the 269th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,267 peers. This week, we delve into estimating Cost of Delay; we identify nine signs that your CEO understands Scrum, and we learn that mental models impact the efficiency and accuracy in decision-making.

We then enjoy the essence of product leadership from a new Marty Cagan book; we get into measuring real progress as a product team, and we embrace the canary product launch approach to test the waters with a restricted set of clients.

Lastly, we applaud Ken & Jeff for releasing the new Scrum Guide 2020. …


The Scrum Guide 2020 is available now: Change is coming to make Scrum more accessible and inclusive beyond software development.

Learn more about the changes, download the brand new and free Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered to spot patterns quickly, and join the Scrum community discussion.

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Scrum Guide 2020 — The Development Team Is Dead; Long Live the Scrum Team!

Read more: Scrum Guide 2020 — The Development Team Is Dead; Long Live the Scrum Team!

Best,
Stefan


The Scrum Guide 2020 is available now: Change is coming to make Scrum more accessible and inclusive beyond software development.

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Learn more about the changes, download the brand new and free Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered to spot patterns quickly, and join the Scrum community discussion.

How Scrum Changes with the Scrum Guide 2020

Scrum has witnessed many applications beyond its origins of software development over recent years. Being a real framework, Scrum has been augmented by many other practices, techniques, and tools, embracing many of those so tightly that they seem to be indistinguishable from the framework itself. Or, could you imagine running a Sprint without a Sprint board?

Consequently, the calls for accessibility and inclusion have become louder, and Ken and Jeff managed to answer them compellingly.

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My Top Changes Regarding the Scrum Guide 2020

I do believe that everyone interested in Scrum as a framework should take an hour and read the Scrum Guide 2020 or the Scrum Guide 2020 Reordered thoroughly. …

About

Stefan Wolpers

I have worked for 14-plus years as an Scrum Master, Product Owner, and agile coach. Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.

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