Feedback – it’s the breakfast (lunch and dinner) of champions, yet it’s not always easy to successfully deliver (or hear) constructive feedback. So instead of a praise sandwich, try a feedback wrap!
Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.
We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.
Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.
It takes many different mindsets and behaviors to make a team hum. I am appreciating a view of collaborative behaviors developed by David Kantor (as part of his work on Structural Dynamics), and am finding it useful as a way to hold up a mirror to a team that is interested in understanding and improving their communication.
Introducing the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee (IBSC): Sometime during my 50th trip around our star, I had a thought, “I should run a marathon before I turn 60.” And then those voices in my head kicked in with a nice chorus of “Yes, but…”
There are a number of great resources related to being a great Product Owner. Below are but a few of my favorites. If you only have 10 minutes and want to learn what it means to be a product owner Watch Henrik Kniberg’s 15-minute video at 1.25x speed! Then spend the rest of your career absorbing from below…