It’s about time to nag the product owner, isn’t it. Fortunately, there are plenty ways to do this. To help you in your quest to do so I created a list of 10 proofed ways to drive your Product Owner crazy:
Five minutes before the Sprint Review is the right time to tell your Product Owner that your team wasn’t able to finish anything. It is even more fun, if this was a planned release. Transparency is for milquetoasts.
Don’t invite the Product Owner to any Scrum meeting. He is a chicken and you are the pigs, right.
Ignore the Sprint backlog and work on the features you like the most. Who cares about the Product Owner’s vision?
Assign all tasks that were created during your retrospective to your Product Owner. He is the root of all evil and responsible for all the problems in the project.
Don’t attend the Sprint Review. You already know how your product looks like. Continue reading →
The new year has just started and it’s time for the next steps to rile your team mates. So let’s have a look at one of the activities in Scrum that can be easily sabotaged: the retrospective. Here are 10 proofed ways to wreck any retrospective:
Keep the retrospective as short as possible. No need to invest too much time in this meaningless gathering.
Only focus on negative events and ignore any positive things. This is the only valid path to improvement.
Handle a retrospective as any other meeting. Sit around a table and just talk.
Ignore the complexity of the system around you. There is always a cause and effect.
Always use crappy material such as cheap post-its that easily fall from the walls or old pens that hardly write. Continue reading →