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Agile project management : Agile Product Owner Secrets Valuable Proven Results for Agile Management Revealed (Agile Business Leadership Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

michael nir

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Agile Project Management - Achieve more - Practical Advice - an Amazon Best Seller



Proven Professional Advice for the Agile Project Management: The Agile Product Owner
**Updated and Advanced Edition**
If you are like me you have probably ran into the same challenges with Agile. Based on my consulting and workshop experiences I am giving away these exclusive findings that would make an Agile breakthrough - Agile Project Management

for You.
You have witnessed it yourself in your company! I will reliably guide you on what others don't tell you, the business analyst come product owner - making the product owner a powerful tool from a strategic perspective!

Maybe you are afraid to take the first step? Aren't you? You have heard others experiences with Agile and you are unsure...let me introduce you to how it works easily and quickly. In Agile Project Management: The Agile Product Owner I am giving unique pioneering insights and secrets to unlock the magic of Agile.

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Astonishing! I know what you are thinking - how is this never told before? Like you I was also dazzled by the powerful assertions however I quickly realized from practical and focused engagements that it just

doesn't work in the pure way - in real life there has to be adjustments!
* Agile Project Management: Agile Product Owner Secrets - Valuable Proven Results for Agile Management, Revealed is relevant for any project and product practitioner and team wishing to make use of

emerging Agile High Tech concepts with Reliable waterfall tested concepts for Survival in the business
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Simple Genuine Concepts

* Improved quality – the practical product owner - Agile Project Management
* Launching Agile and SCRUM – product owner as a change agent
* Unique never before introduced scheme - basics of JIT, Lean Pull, Local optimization Lean and Agile chronicles
Everyone wants to use Agile while maintaining the Waterfall structure and reap the benefits of BOTH. In Agile Scrum: The Agile Product Owner you will find:

* Pioneering views on marrying Waterfall and Agile. Each implementation has personalized company specific aspects, the emerging solution is always proven to be somewhat different - learn the skills of

empowering your product owner and the entire environment.
* Terrific - Stop letting others tell you what to do! You know best and with the breakthrough concepts in this guide it will be easy for you to reap the benefits of both worlds and make the stakeholders happy!

Agile Project Management: The Agile Product Owner , Exciting Fundamentals – quick to implement



* Presented in an easy to follow case study!
* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio!

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About the Author

Michael Nir - President of Sapir Consulting - (M.Sc. Engineering) has been providing operational, organizational and management consulting and training for over 15 years. He is passionate about Gestalt theory and practice, which complements his engineering background and contributes to his understanding of individual and team dynamics in business. Michael authored 11 Bestsellers in the fields of Influencing, Agile, Teams, Leadership and others. Michael's professional background includes significant expertise in the telecoms, hi-tech, software development, R&D environments and petrochemical & infrastructure industries. He develops creative and innovative solutions in project and product management, process improvement, leadership, and team building programs. Michael travels extensively to Europe and East Asia, conducting training and consulting. He understands people, organizations and cultures and has a high degree of comfort leading cross-functional and cross-cultural training. Whether he focuses on the "soft side" or on project business skills, or a combination of both, he is effective facilitating learning on myriad topics, including negotiations, conflict management, influence without authority, leadership, body language, and presentation. His style is facilitative, favoring Socratic Direction, employing a range of techniques, from mind mapping, NLP and accelerated learning to indoor gaming and active playful exercises. He has been working with a multitude of clients in a broad range of industries, ranging from high tech, medical, IT infrastructure, telecom to petrochemical. Michael engages participants from various backgrounds such as sales and marketing, operations, research and development and management.

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  • Publisher: Sapir Consulting; 3 edition (6 Jan. 2014)
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  • Language: English
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Michael Nir - President of Sapir Consulting US LLC - PMP, Scaled Agile Consultant - has been helping clients overcome business challenges and achieve their potential for over 16 years. He is passionate about Gestalt theory and practice, which complements his civil and industrial engineering background (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) and contributes to his understanding of individual and team dynamics in business. Michael authored best-sellers on Influencing, Agile, Teams, and Leadership. His experience includes significant know-how in the telecoms, hi-tech, banking, R&D environments and petrochemical & infrastructure industries. He develops creative and innovative solutions in Agile project and product management, process improvement, leadership, and team building.

Michael's professional background is analytical and technical; however, he has a keen interest in human interactions and behaviors. He holds two engineering degrees from the prestigious Technion Institute of Technology: a Bachelor of civil engineering and Masters of Industrial engineering. He has balanced his technical side with the extensive study and practice of Gestalt Therapy and "Instrumental Enrichment," a philosophy of mediated learning. In his consulting and training engagements, Michael integrates the engineering technical world with interpersonal dynamics, delivering unique and meaningful solutions.


Michael travels extensively to Europe and East Asia, conducting training and consulting. He understands people, organizations and cultures and has a high degree of comfort leading cross-functional and cross-cultural training. Whether he focuses on the "soft side" or on project business skills, or a combination of both, he is effective facilitating learning on myriad topics, including negotiations, conflict management, influence without authority, leadership, body language, and presentation.

His style is facilitative, favoring Socratic Direction, employing a range of techniques, from mind mapping, NLP and accelerated learning to indoor gaming and active playful exercises. He has been working with a multitude of clients in a broad range of industries, ranging from high tech, medical, IT infrastructure, telecom to petrochemical. Michael engages participants from various backgrounds such as sales and marketing, operations, research and development and management.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great insights 11 Jun. 2013
By Tim B - Published on Amazon.com
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As a professional software engineer, I have never worked on a strict Agile project, but I have worked with some of the ideas. I wanted to learn more about Agile in general, and how it works in the real world, and not just in theory. This book helped me get up to speed on some of the issues and challenges with Agile, as well as some of the benefits. I get questions about Agile on job interviews sometimes, so I feel I will be better prepared now.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An agilist must read 7 April 2014
By T. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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When the agile movement re-cast the roles of the SDLC they did so with small projects as the baseline of their experience. A typical minimal SDLC method includes subject matter experts (those who execute the current workflow activities), a Project Manager, a Business Analyst, a Software Architect, UX specialists, Developers, DBAs, and Testers. A Scrum Team consists of a Product Owner, the Development Team, and a Scrum Master. The typical SDLC method responsibilities for activities, and the skills needed to get them done, went from 8 roles down to 3. For small projects that is great, but as the industry is learning the hard way, for bigger projects it just doesn't cut it.

The product owner role received a lot of responsibilities. This means they also are expected to have a lot of skills. By no fault of their own, this is not usually the case. Along with the lack of skills, I also usually see them floundering for the authority needed to be effective. I do not understand why there are so many people that believe changing a person's job title will somehow magically give them the skills needed to do the job.

The activities needed to build software successfully didn't change when agile was explicitly introduced to software development. Agile has implicitly always been a goal of software development projects. The activities required to successfully build software were just moved around, redefined to give them a new context, renamed, and in some cases ignored. If the team adopting Scrum is dysfunctional, they remain as dysfunctional as they were before attempting to use Scrum. Their skills and experience didn't change by moving the team to a new method of managing the project.

The product owner was usually a project manager, subject matter expert, or business analyst in their previous non-agile life. This book does a great job of covering what a product owner is, what they are expected to know, and what they are supposed to accomplish. I have listed the chapters below to give you an idea of what is covered.

Breakthrough! Being Agile — The Product Owner as a Change Agent
Improved insight - The Point for Effective Communication
--Leading through conflict — the product owner as a mediator
--Leading Change and Winning Collaboration - A Mode!
Owning the business case
Unlocking usable user stores- solving business problems
--Interview
--Job Shadowing
--Brainstorming and Alternatives
Reliably working with the Team — Building Trust
Focusing on interfaces: development-Business
Understand the domain
Thinking Acceptance Criteria - When is the Project Over?
Scaling Agile — the product owner perspective
Scaling Agile — the bigger picture of life cycles
--Linear or Phased Approaches
----Waterfall
----V Model
--Incremental Development Approach
----Staged Delivery
--Iterative Approaches
----Spiral
----Rationale Unified Process
--Agile Approaches
----Rapid Application Development
----DSDM
----Extreme Programming
Perspective of the big picture- the basics of JIT, Lean Pull, Local Optimization in a MPRCS - Agile is not alone
Free Glimpse: Secrets of powerful teams - Revealing ideas of NLP and the use of words

I really like the way the author puts Scrum into perspective. He says 'Waterfall is a methodology, the principal approach of which is linear. Agile is an approach and Scrum is a method. Comparing agile and waterfall is like comparing apples and oranges in more than one aspect.

I have said before that there are way too many books, and way too much information available on agile these days. I'll be the first to admit, that every time I see an agile book coming out the first thing I think is how could they possibly still be milking agile. I also must admit, that many of the new books coming out on agile are now reflective of experience, and not based entirely on theory. That was what you used to find in the agile library, all theory and no experience.

Architecture, lifecycle phases, documentation, and specialized skill sets for certain roles throughout the process have made their way back into the agile world on projects that are larger than a 3 to 5 person team can handle. Thank goodness any good agile book you pick up today will either include these topics as absolutely essential, or you can throw it in the garbage.

I really liked seeing the author introduce Waterfall, V Model, Staged Delivery, Spiral, Rationale Unified Process, Rapid Application Development, DSDM, and Extreme Programming.

I found the advice in this book to be dead on for helping the product owner understand their role and then helping them succeed at filling it. The book is less than 125 pages, so it is a short read, full of practical and relevant advice, with absolutely no filler.

I highly recommend this book to all those moving towards an agile approach, but especially those moving towards an agile method that includes the product owner role.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive guide for Agile PO 29 Aug. 2013
By AA - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an important book for Agile and Scrum practitioners, it provides and in-depth analysis of the role of the product owner within the Agile context. The case study gives a well rounded description for the theoretical methods portrayed. The multicultural tensions displayed as part of the case study are handled well by the author - though it wasn't his intention - bringing forth another dimension for global project team leadership. Highly recommended reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marrying Agile and Waterfall 31 May 2013
By talpaz - Published on Amazon.com
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The friendly approach the author is employing is candid and makes the book an easy and fast read, the time to synthesize on what he is suggesting takes longer and is probably valuable in order to have the best of both worlds. Very practical read with little waste.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On waterfall and Agile 27 May 2013
By rachel yakir - Published on Amazon.com
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I find this guide a bit controversial, not to say I disliked it, as it goes against a lot of what I have been hearing in the last five years. Personally I like it as it says what a lot of us have been seeing, no silver bullets out there.
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