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Johanna Rothman
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Do you know about the Influential Agile Leader workshop in San Francisco and London? Early bird registration ends Feb 15. See http://www.influentialagileleader.com
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Just shared my Create an Adaptable Life newsletter: What Have I Learned?
Johanna Rothman's Create an Adaptable Life Create an Adaptable Life Vol 3 #3: What Have I Learned? What Have I Learned? At this time of year, w...
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Sent my Pragmatic Manager this morning: Go Small to Gain Momentum https://madmimi.com/s/d76565
Rothman Consulting Group, Inc. Pragmatic Manager Vol 11 #10: Go Small to Gain Momentum ISSN: 2164-1196 Go Small to Gain Momentum You’ve seen proje...
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I just sent a new Pragmatic Manager: How to Avoid the Three Big Estimation Traps madmimi.com/s/e95a15
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Celebrate the launch of Manage Your Job Search!
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I still have room in my London workshops for people to join me in the Agile Project Management and in the Manage Your Job Search workshops. See bit.ly/1jgzUBR for information and to sign up. The coaching workshop is full, so you can't sign up for that.

Please do join me. I'd love to have you. Questions? Email me.
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What do managers do in agile?

Many agile transitions start with technical teams. That's great. And, it often leaves managers wondering, "What the heck do I do?"

What do you think managers do in agile organizations?
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Hi Johanna, #agile

I like the idea of adding ‘discovery’ product backlog items (PBI) in contrast to having only ‘delivery’ ones. Experimentation is a needed part of product development and it might not create any increment to ship, in fact we might dump the whole experiment. Experimentation is not the responsibility only of marketing and designer thinkers; it is the responsibility too of the development team. Adding ‘discovery’ PBI can help in implementing the discovery track of product development which runs in parallel to the ‘delivery’ track which Scrum is doing it well.

If the senior manager you are mentioning can limit communication of research work to be through having discovery PBIs, it might help in avoiding interruptions in the middle of the iteration. Discovery PBIs are foundation part of product development to decide what delivery PBIs we want to build.

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Today's Pragmatic Manager about the Scarcity or Abundance Mindset: https://madmimi.com/s/ef3995
Rothman Consulting Group, Inc. Pragmatic Manager Vol 11 #11: Do You Have an Abundance or Scarcity Mindset? ISSN: 2164-1196 Do You Have an Abundance...
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I sent out my Pragmatic Manager this morning: Is Your Agile Journey Based on Problems or Process? Enjoy! (If you subscribed, this would be in your inbox...)
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I got it. Thanks, +Johanna Rothman !
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Standup or Handoff? https://madmimi.com/s/93c805
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Alan, yes, you don't even need to be agile to use "follow-the-sun". You do need very small milestones. I call those inch-pebbles. See http://www.jrothman.com/1999/01/how-to-use-inch-pebbles-when-you-think-you-cant/ (some of my very early writing :-)
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Is the Urgent Consuming You? http://mad.ly/d1b8a4
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Looking forward to reading it!
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My most recent Pragmatic Manager newsletter, http://mad.ly/400d64
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I consult, speak, and train about all aspects of managing product development. I have a distinctly agile bent. I'm more interested in helping you become more effective than I am in sticking with some specific approach. There's a reason my newsletter is called the "Pragmatic Manager" -- that's because I am!
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