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Tip on synthesizing planned work into PI objectives: Find the ‘Deep meaning’ (the intent). Try this: stand back and look at, holistically, the planned work.
PI Objectives are found at the team level and at the program level. Of course, these cascade up to fulfill objectives at the portfolio level
Program Increment (PI) Objective is mysterious and troublesome to some folks. What is it? How is it written?Where is it from? What is it for?
Step two: Now that we have a ‘pool of meanings’ regarding the feature and the activities, we now have a collective understanding of the pool
Here is a cartoon — from Dilbert — on being a single variable track minded person. We don’t want a myopic view of the subject
A Feature could span a series of steps — a workflow — to realized its value. We call these series of steps, ‘Activities’ … or
Now that we have a set of Features that is needed to deliver the beneficial product, what we want to do next is to explore
Have you ever wondered how to break a thing apart… into its elements in order to understand it? For instance: you have a beneficial idea
‘A servant leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to
Always learning. Has growth mindset; does not have fixed mindset. Always on the lookout for possibilities.
Trusting and trustworthy.
Humble. This is the ‘servant’ side of servant-leader. Servanthood. Servanthood is not about position or skill. It’s about attitude. Leaders seek ways they can add
Empathetic. Here is a good video on empathy… by Brene Brown
An active listener.
Persuasive. Could induce someone to believe by appealing to reason or understanding.
a good steward. Responsible.
Self-Aware. Aware of his emotions and what it can do to him, his team and people around him.
With the customer in mind, what are the things of value — to the customer — that your product or services can offer? Write those
Avoid asking questions that start with ‘Why’. Instead, use ‘What’ … or ‘How’. Don’t ask me why… 😉
Who is the user — the customer— that will benefit from the value that your team will deliver? Start visualizing and creating the persona of
Instead of asking ‘What should we do?’ … try asking this instead: ‘What could we do?’ A group of friends entered a restaurant on a