The difference between a Product Manager and a Product Owner

The difference between a Product Manager and a Product Owner

In short, the Product Owner is the role you play within the Scrum team; Product Manager is the job.

In Scrum, the Product Owner is the person who is responsible for: Defining the product backlog and creating actionable user stories for the development team to deliver; Grooming and prioritising the work in the backlog; and Accepting the completed user stories to make sure that the work meets the acceptance criteria agreed…

What Dual Track Agile is, and how it's done successfully and when it's best to use it

What Dual Track Agile is, and how it's done successfully

Dual Track Agile is an agile software development and organisational model that separates the effort to discover the best solution from the effort to deliver working software. It consists of two tracks of activity: discovery and delivery. This sees a bringing together of Lean UX and Agile Scrum delivery.

The objective of the discovery track is to validate ideas quickly and efficiently, while the objective of the delivery track is to build, test and deploy production-ready code. By leveraging Dual Track Agile, teams are more focused, reduce their rework and significantly improve their ability to plan while still retaining their agility.