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Webinar: SPC Journey – I’m an SPC and a Consultant

By |2022-10-19T09:10:52-04:00October 4th, 2022|Frameworks, Webinars|

As an SPC, you might see yourself as a trainer, a coach, a mentor, or a facilitator. However, the “C” in “SPC” stands for “Consultant.” Join SPCT Phil Gardiner and SPC Michael Robertson for the next episode in the “SPC Journey” series as we discuss consulting skills and how they benefit an enterprise or agency seeking to achieve greater business agility.

Why Do Product Managers Fail to Increase Profit?

By |2022-09-09T14:02:31-04:00September 9th, 2022|Frameworks, Process, Product, Profit|

Are you a product manager and wondering "How can I increase profit?" Well first. It's important to ask, "What is profit?" It's the net income that results from revenue minus expenses such as salaries, product costs, and sales and marketing. It fuels sustainable business. So, why do product managers fail to maximize or increase profit?  One of the root causes is that product managers often fail to recognize and leverage the unique characteristics of software. To help you increase profit, I’m going to share 10 ways software differs from other kinds of offerings, notably physical goods. Understanding these differences is fundamental to creating pricing and licensing strategies that maximize profit.

A Definition of Ready for PI Planning

By |2022-08-31T15:05:44-04:00August 31st, 2022|Frameworks, Process|

Define your definition of ready for PI Planning by asking the right questions. At a high level, the Definition of Ready is criteria that an Agile Team or a SAFe® Agile Release Train (ART) can use to know they are prepared to start planning, working, deploying or releasing. It’s an agreement among all parties involved. It illuminates misalignment around priorities, confusion, wasted time and incomplete commitments.

Successful Scrum in the new age of remote working teams

By |2022-07-29T14:58:55-04:00July 29th, 2022|Frameworks, Scrum|

A vital part of a Scrum Team’s success has historically come from continuous, in-person communication and collaboration of its members. Before March 2020, when the US first shuttered its storefronts as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America, this level of interaction was so integrated into our workspaces that continuous, in-person communication and collaboration was a non-issue. Group work, pop-up huddles, and Scrums were effortless for the majority of collocated teams. Once more than half of the workforce in the US began working from home, those effortless moments of Scrum teamwork became a challenge.

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