Ravi Jay: Leadership skills for Scrum Product Owners

Leadership is one of the key set of skills that we must help PO’s master. When working with PO’s we must pay attention to their ability to work with multiple different stakeholders.

The Great Product Owner: Leadership skills for Scrum PO’s

Leadership is one of the key skills that Product Owners need to develop. After all, their work depends on many people making the right decisions for the products they own. In this segment, we talk about some of those aspects of leadership that Product Owners must be good at.

The Bad Product Owner: Playing the PO role, a first-person story

When Ravi played the PO role, he experienced how hard it was to take his own advice. We discuss some of the most difficult aspects of the PO role, and some of the signs of problems to look out for as Scrum Masters.

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About Ravi Jay

Ravi started his career as a Mainframes developer in 2004 and was introduced to agility in 2007. He went from hating Scrum Masters to loving Kanban very quickly but became a believer in agile methods after learning by losing money implementing SAFe in his London-based startup in 2011. Over 16 years, Ravi has specialized in driving value out of complex software, hardware, firmware and organizational change programs using various large-scale agile and traditional methods across industries. He enjoys spending time coaching and building teams that create products, people love to use.

You can link with Ravi Jay on LinkedIn and connect with Ravi Jay on Twitter.

Ravi Jay: From “output” success to “outcome” success questions for Scrum teams

When thinking about Success for a Scrum team, Ravi shares 5 questions that he asks often to assess the team’s state. Ravi also shares why he does not ask any more “output-focused” questions when assessing the team’s success, but rather focuses on the impact of their work. 

Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: The Dart Board Retrospective 

A fun and visual format, the Dart Board (resource: a Trello board filled with many Retro formats) is a way to discuss the last sprint from different perspectives: People, Process, and Product. Use this format to help make sense of many different trends in the team.

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About Ravi Jay

Ravi started his career as a Mainframes developer in 2004 and was introduced to agility in 2007. He went from hating Scrum Masters to loving Kanban very quickly but became a believer in agile methods after learning by losing money implementing SAFe in his London-based startup in 2011. Over 16 years, Ravi has specialized in driving value out of complex software, hardware, firmware and organizational change programs using various large-scale agile and traditional methods across industries. He enjoys spending time coaching and building teams that create products, people love to use.

You can link with Ravi Jay on LinkedIn and connect with Ravi Jay on Twitter

Ravi Jay: A change management warning: “local success and collective failure”

Change is never an easy process, and in modern organizations that is made even more difficult because of the complex links and dependencies between the different areas. In this episode, Ravi shares how by succeeding at change in one part of the organization, the problems became worse, a typical case of “local success and collective failure”.

About Ravi Jay

Ravi started his career as a Mainframes developer in 2004 and was introduced to agility in 2007. He went from hating Scrum Masters to loving Kanban very quickly but became a believer in agile methods after learning by losing money implementing SAFe in his London-based startup in 2011. Over 16 years, Ravi has specialized in driving value out of complex software, hardware, firmware, and organizational change programs using various large-scale agile and traditional methods across industries. He enjoys spending time coaching and building teams that create products, people love to use.

You can link with Ravi Jay on LinkedIn and connect with Ravi Jay on Twitter.

Ravi Jay: Building great Scrum teams

This team was full of “rock-stars”, but something was not working as expected. The architects were seen by the team as someone to look up to, and that affected how they estimated their work. Aiming to please, the team was getting into trouble. This helped Ravi understand an important lesson: building a rock-star team is always better than building a team of rock stars!

Featured Book of the Week: The Phoenix Project, by Gene Kim

In The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim was a book that helped Ravi understand some of the problems he had faced in his own work. It was a book that opened his eyes to some of the common problems that he later would face as a Scrum Master.

 

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About Ravi Jay

Ravi started his career as a Mainframes developer in 2004 and was introduced to agility in 2007. He went from hating Scrum Masters to loving Kanban very quickly but became a believer in agile methods after learning by losing money implementing SAFe in his London-based startup in 2011. Over 16 years, Ravi has specialized in driving value out of complex software, hardware, firmware and organizational change programs using various large-scale agile and traditional methods across industries. He enjoys spending time coaching and building teams that create products, people love to use.

You can link with Ravi Jay on LinkedIn and connect with Ravi Jay on Twitter

Ravi Jay: Helping Scrum teams in high-pressure situations

When working with a new team, he understood that something was off. The team was new to Agile, and the project was already late. The transition was too much for that team. Listen in to learn what Ravi did to help that team in a high-pressure situation. 

About Ravi Jay

Ravi started his career as a Mainframes developer in 2004 and was introduced to agility in 2007. He went from hating Scrum Masters to loving Kanban very quickly but became a believer in agile methods after learning by losing money implementing SAFe in his London-based startup in 2011. Over 16 years, Ravi has specialized in driving value out of complex software, hardware, firmware and organizational change programs using various large-scale agile and traditional methods across industries. He enjoys spending time coaching and building teams that create products, people love to use.

You can link with Ravi Jay on LinkedIn and connect with Ravi Jay on Twitter