Let's face it, the relationship between agile teams and management is often difficult. You speak different languages, and you need different information to make decisions. As a PMO, Stefan Schneider is a daily translator and mediator. In this post, he talks about using Lean PPM, Meisterplan and our new Jira integration that we call the Jira Link.
Every team wants to improve. That's why at Meisterplan, we simply integrated the Retrospective Scrum element into the Lean PPM process. In this post, Stefan Schneider discusses how having a Retrospective with the Portfolio Board after each Board Meeting has led to greater acceptance of the Lean PPM process.
Here at Meisterplan, agile software development meets traditional project management. This doesn't have to cause major conflicts. Our product manager Stefan Schneider explains how we handle waterfall and agile project management methods being used simultaneously at Meisterplan.
Introducing Scrum meant introducing a culture change. Moving away from waterfall planning with big concepts to small iterations. But we can't ignore the big concepts and milestones, especially not from the management perspective. Product management falls right in the middle of this gap. On one hand, there are the benefits of agile, and on the other hand, the importance of reliable planning. How do we bring this together? Our product manager, Stefan Schneider, tells his thoughts on the topic.