Author Archives: Henri Kivioja

About Henri Kivioja

I believe in teams, personal development, humanity and good life.

Product Ownership Evolution, part 3

This is the final (?) post in the series of Product Ownership learnings and conclusions as I have them learned so far. It has been a while since part 2, but there is an obvious reason for the long silence … Continue reading

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Radical Movement

We are in people business. In the heart of knowledge work are people, their intellectual, social and emotional capabilities. This “assett” cannot be led by traditional methods. New skills and abilities are needed. World needs more soft aspects; it is … Continue reading

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Radical Coaching -The Ultimate Gemba

Agile and Lean touches values and principles. However, this is not enough. There is more than meets the eye: people, their emotions and feelings. Radical Coaching is targeted exactly towards this; we need to address our inner self and be able to … Continue reading

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Definition of Done for Coaching?

Wikipedia phrases Definition of Done as follows: The exit-criteria to determine whether a product backlog item is complete. In many cases the DoD requires that all regression tests should be successful. Probably based on this I have lately been in discussions related to Coaching … Continue reading

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Product Ownership Evolution, part 2

Scaled-Up Scrum Scrum is fairly simple from practices point of view (and claimed to be powerful, when applied correctly). You work in timeboxed iterations with a team, Product Owner and ScrumMaster. You apply certain ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Groomings/Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, … Continue reading

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Product Ownership Evolution, part 1

This post is the first (out of 4) of blog series about Product Ownership Evolution. Our organization has been evolving quite a bit in our Product Ownership thinking and understanding during our transformation journey. In these blog posts I try to … Continue reading

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Windmill Challenge

Don Quijote attacking the windmills (that he thinks are monsters) is used as a metaphor for something noble and brave for an individual. I often hear that being an agile advocate inside large organization can be something like this -maybe … Continue reading

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Impatience is a virtue?

Many companies and managers are looking for silver bullets, fast gains and easy profits. Still no silver bullets. Luckily for us: many big organizations who are undergoing transformation and change are doing it for a reason. If you cannot answer … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

This week I have held 3 different presentations to 3 different groups of people. The first one was targeted towards a Leadership Team, who have once a quarter a retrospective and as they also have Product Management in the same … Continue reading

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C is dead, long live C

Last week I visited ACCU2012 conference at Oxford: ACCU is an organisation of programmers who care about professionalism in programming and are dedicated to raising the standard of programming Me and my colleague, Henrik Taubert, had our presentation already on … Continue reading

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