Why the Stakeholder should not be mistaken with the Product Owner


Agile Coach


Mistaking the Stakeholder with the Product Owner might lead to various dysfunctionalities with major impact on the delivered value. A stakeholder is anyone that can affect the product or be affected by it. Usually there are many stakeholders, with different expectations, levels of knowledge and availability for building the desired product. Stakeholders are the end users or their representatives, sponsors, part of the company’s management or different departments. A Product Owner is a single person who should pay attention to the stakeholders’ ...

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5 Signs that a Product Owner will have Difficulties with their Agile Project

agile project development

Agile projects have become the norm in software development outsourcing. Aligning with the agile best practices and masterly implementing them on your agile projects is no longer an option if you care about your reputation. We are fully aware of what it takes for an agile development project to be successful. But what if we also knew what could go wrong and avoided doing it in order to spare the entire team of disappointment, frustration and mediocre results? Based on our ...

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The Scrum Master Paradox

Gabriel Barbur

Scrum Master


“Don’t hate what you don’t understand.” – John Lennon Yet even if you try to understand, the role and existence of the Scrum Master are subject to intrigue. Starting with the name and going through to the most elaborated definition, the shape and substance of this new character is an opportunity for debate. Etymologically speaking, Scrum refers to a rugby play formation where the team gels together to achieve a common goal by taking the game rules to a state of the ...

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Agility and Risk Management


Where does risk management come into play when it comes to agile methodologies? When I think of risk management I imagine complicated equations and graphs that are used to calculate and measure all the different types risks a firm could possible run into. When working with an Agile team you will not see anyone sitting down and calculating the probabilities of different events. Risk management in Agile Methodologies is inherent and built into an Agile team’s day to day operations. Inherent Risk Management If ...

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Agile transformation: connecting the dots of a two-year transition to agile best practices

agile transformation outcomes

Finding a way to increase the visibility of projects while ensuring a high level of team motivation and client satisfaction is one of our main objectives. Through the Guépard program, which was launched two years ago, we have managed to re-think our approach to project management and introduce the Agile mindset to our teams. We are now already preparing for our third year of transition and the results of our efforts are illustrated by every successfully delivered software solution proving ...

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