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What if there was no backlog?

What if there was no backlog?

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The biggest backlog I’ve ever come across contained around 3,500 items! I can’t imagine any product owner or team who could really understand what was in it. It got me thinking – why did it happen in the first place? One of the conclusions I drew was that product owners, not wanting to say ‘No’ […]

Make your retrospectives fun with these games

Make your retrospectives fun with these games

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In my team we conduct a retrospective every two weeks. On each occasion, we try to keep things fresh and stop the same format from killing our ability to spot and discuss a growing problem. We were inspired by a paper on rotational cleaning and how regularly changing your cleaning process avoids bacteria strains resistant […]

Want to improve your product? Stop coding.

Want to improve your product? Stop coding.

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We all know that what developers want to do with their time is write code, but in Logistics Planning we took a whole week away from that. So why? And was it really worth it? I began working for Ocado Technology in October. In this short time we have moved from basic principles to build […]

An innovative approach to capture innovative ideas – Product Owner blog 3

An innovative approach to capture innovative ideas – Product Owner blog 3

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I find that people put an overwhelming focus on product innovation, but not necessarily on innovative approaches to capturing those novel ideas. With this in mind I decided to focus my efforts on finding a new way to stimulate idea creation for our team. I knew I wanted to actively pursue a 10x product, and […]

What technology do you need when working with teams not collocated? Product Owner blog 2

What technology do you need when working with teams not collocated? Product Owner blog 2

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In my first blog post I illustrated the many factors to take into consideration when building a cohesive team. This time I want to explore the technology available. Can you make do without technology in building an effective non-collocated team? For me the answer is yes. But would that team be as effective and could […]

How to work with teams not collocated – Product Owner blog 1

How to work with teams not collocated – Product Owner blog 1

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As a Product Owner working with a team across two different countries, there are lots of problems to tackle to make sure projects run smoothly. In this series of blog posts, I will explore how my team and I have overcome issues. For a bit of background info, I’m based in Hatfield and my colleagues […]

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