Help a new Product Owner looking at the Backlog

When a new Product Owner is looking at an unfamiliar backlog, it would be handy to know the *active* developers.

I am thinking of a new tab “People”

Eg. Backlog  |  Analytics  |  People

If you like this idea, I’d love to know how to show the *active* developers. Maybe columns for:

  • Work Item updates
  • Code commits
  • Etc

And some Product Owners are active testers and maintain the backlog. 

Maybe it would also be useful to give stats on the Product Owner too.

…and then you could compare with Product Owners on other projects.

Figure: I want to see the current developers, then I would know I am in the right backlog

What does ‘ok’ mean?

During a sprint review, I watched Alvin enter a whole lot of data, close the form, click ‘ok’ and then lose all his work. Grrr!

Let’s change the OK button!

See below…

Figure 1: The default OK button tend to lead people not save the changes

The default ‘OK’ button led me to not save the changes. Which was very confusing!

On the other hand, most apps have the default button as Save the changes (e.g. Microsoft Word).

That is much more user-friendly.

Figure 2: The default button always saves the changes

This is important and in my opinion, I hope Microsoft fix this to make more sense.