Chapter I – My Agile Coaching experiences | Two different scenarios, two different products!
As an Agile enthusiast, I always advocate Agile; wherever possible. Being a Business Analyst and attaining a Scrum Product Owner Certification, I have been actively involved in helping my coworkers move into Agile. And I think it would be a great idea to share my experiences through the Agile Diary.
The teams at Bridge Global have been working with various Agile frameworks like – Scrum and Kanban. As for our clients, in most situations, we educate them to move into Agile and coach them on a particular framework. On the other hand, some clients approach us with an existing framework in place and I coach the teams here to adapt to the same. One of our Client came up with Kanban and we are following it.
So fast forward to the present day, I have been assigned a rather interesting responsibility of being the Product Owner for all our in-house products.
This should be interesting, as I would get to know the limits to which I can imbibe different product ideas and own them.
I will explain the first product and then after or in the mean time, I will start with my second product.
Stepping into the role:
Ha! Excited.! First things first, so scheduled a couple of meetings with the people, who actually kicked started this product idea. That really helped me get a fair understanding of the product, we are about to build. I gave a patient listening and didn’t hesitate to put forth my thoughts as well. Now, with a product in my mind and to ensure my understandings are correct, I gave an explanation of my ideas in the next meeting and made sure we both are on the same page. The product idea was novel and innovative, so there has to be some responsible effort to bring in the real value, which is expected out of it.
The next big thing was to get an idea about the team members I am supposed to work with (nothing Agile in it but out of curiosity :-)). I am all set and have started making the product backlog of our MVP with the guidance of the actual product owner. In another brainstorming session, we made our stories whichever fits into our MVP. Now, all set for the sprint planning, a real crucial one. The idea has been conveyed. More on this will come up in the coming episodes.