I get asked a lot on what it means to be a producer. Penny Arcade did an excellent job of describing it in a truthful and entertaining way. Check it out!
I have had a bit of revelation moment today. I have been thinking and evaluating about my experience with Scrum. For a long time now, I am been in the role of ScrumMaster, and filling in for Product Owner due to accessibility issue. I have come to the conclusion that, it’s really a recipe for failed Scrum implementation.
This is a new category that I will be musing about, Management, about my experience and journey to be a good manager.
I have only been an engineering manager for two years. It’s not until recently that I really looked closely at my management skills and see what I can improve on. I talked with some attendees at the SD Best Practice 2006, some people might think they want to be a manager, unfortunately some for the wrong reasons. Here are some crucial things that you should consider before becoming a manager, let alone a successful one.