Downloadable Facilitation Tools

Here are some facilitation tools we have used to help our customers improve their agility.

Product Strategy Canvas

Another canvas? Not again. We work alot with Product Owners in corporations who develop product for internal use. We have searched and used many different canvases that are already existed however the majority of these canvases are for commercial product. So we created this canvas. We mainly use the Product Strategy Canvas when working with corporations who develop products for internal use but it is quite suitable for products for commercial use too. The Product Strategy Canvas is a tool that we use to connect the business to the Scrum team. During our engagement, we have seen too many times how the Product Owners are disconnected from the overarching business goals and jump straight to product features / user stories without knowing how the product they own will impact the overall business. Even worse, when the product they own was not being used by their consumers. The main purpose from using this canvas is as a tool for alignment and transparency. Hopefully it can help you help your Product Owners too. Enjoy.

Suggested print size: A0 paper.

Downloadable file: PDF.

Hypothesis Template

User Story is the most common format to write the Product Backlog item. As Scrum is just a framework, Scrum does not require the team to write the Product Backlog item using User Story format. Scrum teams can find other format that they think is more suitable for them.

The Hypothesis format is the format we discovered when working with a Scrum team who felt they need to see the goal, consumer outcome and metric as success indicator in the Product Backlog item. We use this Hypothesis format together with the Product Canvas. The hypothesis format connects all of the boxes on the Product Canvas.

In your PDF file viewer, print it as two copy on one page.

Downloadable file: PDF.

EBM Dashboard

  • First Rationale: Today everyone is talking about agile. But at the same time agile has lost its meaning because consultants bring their own definition of agile. This often times confuses those who wants to be agile. We start using agility rather than agile to our customers. But how does a company measure their agility? We use the Evidence Based Management metrics to give overview to companies about their current state of agility. We like EBM as it shows companies agility holistically and it doesn't give the impression that agility is an end state. We like to show this EBM dashboard to Senior Management to give them insights about their current state of agility and give them an overview where they should invest their money to increase the state of agility.
  • Second Rationale: Agility is about organisation responsiveness to maximise value from their delivery to customers. Yet often times we often see Product Owners who are still task or feature driven rather than goal or metric driven. Feature driven mindset often times makes developers feel they work in a feature factory. We like to change that whenever we have the opportunity to work with companies by creating this EBM dashboard so that Product Owners can present these EBM metrics during Sprint to the stakeholders and use if as decision making to craft Sprint Goals.
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    Downloadable file: Google Sheet.