Journey from Analyst to Product Owner to Scrum Master in less than a year

schedule Sep 23rd 01:15 - 01:25 PM place Ballroom D people 2 Interested

Not many people can say they have performed as an Analyst, Product Owner, and Scrum Master, much less in the same year, and sometimes at the same time.That has been my journey throughout 2018 and into 2019 thus far, as I made intentional decisions in pursuing my next best step, exploring where I really fit, and experiencing quite a few surprises along the way.

As a CSM and CSPO, I navigated each role taking what I learned in the classroom and implementing it as a practitioner. Being very team AND operations oriented, I have always thrived when one of these were included in my job description. 3 companies, 3 roles, and 2 organizational restructures later, I have found a career that involves both. I learned what works and doesn't work for me and my teams, as well as, what I like and dislike compared to my strengths and weaknesses, especially among changes in organizational needs and structure.

This short and sweet talk will be an overview of my journey and leave attendees with characteristics of each role to help them decide where they might fit in this agile world and tips on how to talk to your boss about your next step.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

00:00-00:02 - Introduction
00:02-00:05 - My Journey from Analyst to Product Owner to Scrum Master in the same year - Three companies and three roles later to find the best job I am ever had!
00:05-00:08 - "You might be a good BA/PO/SM if..."
00:08-00:09 - Tips on how to talk to your boss about your next step
00:09-00:10 - Conclusion

Learning Outcome

  • High-level characteristics of an Analyst, Product Owner, Scrum Master characteristics
  • Tips to talk to your boss about your next step

Target Audience

New Agilists determining where they fit in the agile world or seasoned agilists looking to make a change

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites. This is a session for beginners.

schedule Submitted 3 months ago

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 month ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • The personal nature of your journey

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Making the slides readable
      • Use a larger font
      • Put fewer words on each slide
    • Katrina L. C. Tanner
      By Katrina L. C. Tanner  ~  1 month ago
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      Hi George. Thank you again for the feedback. I have limited the quotes and added pictures. This is to give a better example of what I will be presenting. Though, I will most likely only have the pictures on the slides and verbally state the quotes. New link to slides updated.

    • Katrina L. C. Tanner
      By Katrina L. C. Tanner  ~  1 month ago
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      Thank you, George. That is great feedback. I will update the presentation this weekend. 

  • Jennifer Hinton
    By Jennifer Hinton  ~  2 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • great topic 

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Giving the reviewers insights on what you're going to say. The outline doesn't yet give the committee an indication of what you learned or the characteristics you'd like to discuss that helped your transition
    • Katrina L. C. Tanner
      By Katrina L. C. Tanner  ~  2 months ago
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      Hi Jennifer! I have dated the structure and included a DRAFT of the slides. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. 

    • Katrina L. C. Tanner
      By Katrina L. C. Tanner  ~  2 months ago
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      Thank you for the feedback! I am building a draft slide deck and upload that!


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