Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Most Interesting Man Asks ‘Why?’

I am currently working on a new wiki page for the Five Why’s (or 5 Why’s) technique and came across this image that I liked so much I just had to share.  I have no idea who created it, but it apparently was posted to a “Disqus” comment thread somewhere.

I hope you enjoy this bit of humor as much as I did. 

Most Interesting Man - 5 Why's

New Wiki Page: Fishbone Diagram

I’ve added a new page to the wiki that covers the Fishbone Diagram.  This diagram is most frequently used for root cause analysis but the structure and general process can also be used for:

  • A Feature Tree
  • Evaluating the risk of an event with multiple causes
  • Product cost analysis
  • Project Post-Morten analysis

The wiki page covers the root cause analysis use in detail with step-by-step instructions, a example diagram that is built out with each step, and the usual supplemental information and links to all of the sources I used.

And continuing the focus of the wiki, I tried to make the page the most comprehensive source on this subject that you can find on the web.  And also as usual, feedback and suggested improvement are always welcome.

Recommended Viewing: Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

A co-worker shared this video today and I thought it was so good I would share it here.  It’s not just an excellent overview of the role of the Product Owner in Agile, it also provides a good ‘business-oriented’ overview of Agile itself.

It’s only 16 minutes long so it’s well worth your time.  Or if are already familiar with the Product Owner’s role in Agile you still might want to view it to see if you want to share it prospective Product Owners on your projects that are using Agile processes.