For the past six months I was in project that required for me to become a Product Owner in a Scrum-delivered project. It was a complete change of role that I’m used to. However, I welcomed it whole-heartedly because I find it quite challenging and interesting. The role is brand new within the delivery team and I had to learn it as I go. I enjoyed it immensely, so much so that I decided to jump ship to this role permanently.
Within the delivery team we are asked to produce quarterly “business development objectives” or BDO that is helpful to the community. Considering the role is quite new within the delivery team, one of the few things that came into my mind for BDO is writing some sort of practical manual for Scrum. There are plenty of manuals, books, entries that explain Scrum in detail (which I’ve read dozens in various forms). But what I found out is the lack of resource that discuss Scrum in practical terms. Something that talks about Scrum in terms of how it was executed in a project. And in terms of using Scrum in WEM/CQ5 projects it’s non-existent.
I know that I’m not an expert on this subject yet. Hence I hesitated whether I should write such a piece. But I’ve learned quite a lot in the past few months, so I’ve decided that instead of forgetting these lessons and important details it is better to write it down. These entries will not be perfect, there’ll be mistakes. But what I can guarantee is that the content of this guide contains entries that I personally have experienced.
With that said, I introduce to everyone, the guide: “Scrum in Practice”
Over the next few post within my blog I’ll be posting each chapter of this guide. These chapters will serve as my BDOs going forward until its completion. However, just as the practice of Scrum, I plan to update each post as new lessons are learned and new key details are discovered. Eventually, once I’m satisfied with its content I plan to compile them as one document that can be printed or downloaded as needed.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy!