Are you a Product Owner and interested in UX?

Are you a Product Owner and interested in User Experience? If so, Xebia is organising a conference on UX that might be interesting.

UXNL brings you the latest trends in the industry with inspiring 
keynotes by our heroes and much more. Learn from the world’s best 
UX experts through action-packed lightning talks, hands-on workshops, 
discussions and shared experiences.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of something different. 
Join us this November in Europe’s innovation capital, Amsterdam as 
user experience takes center stage.

Early bird tickets are currently going for €150, (without VAT) and they are explicitly targeting “Product Managers”, so if you are a Product Owner , this might a good opportunity to brush up on your insights on UX.

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How to learn more about Scrum

By popular request, here are some resources (books, sites etc) to learn (more) about Scrum:


  • Agile retrospectices: Making Good Teams Great – Esther Derby & Diana Larson | Amazon | The most-read book on retrospectives
  • Agile Product Mangement with Scrum – Roman Picher | Amazon  | The  (only) book about being a PO.
  • #Workout: Games, Tools and Practices to engage people, improve work and delight clients – Jurgen Appelo | Amazon | A book filled with easy to use excercises and games. Interesting for both Scrum Masters and managers (and anyone).
  • Scrum and XP from the trenches – Henrik Kniberg | Download this book for free here
  • Kanban and Scrum: Making the best of both –  Henrik Kniberg & Mattias Skarin | Download this book for free here



  • The official Scrum Guide
  • The Scrum Alliance site
  • site

Agile scaling:

  • Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Nexus: guide

How to get certified:

  • Scrum Alliance certification process
  • certification process



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Get better at retrospectives

Retrospectices are much more than sitting down and discussing what went well, what not so well and what we can improve. Doing retrospectices is an art, which – like any art – takes practice.

If you feel yourself in need of some imput to improve your retrospectives, here is a reading list you can use:


  • Agile retrospectives, Making Good Teams Great | Amazon | The Classic
  • Project retrospectives | Amazon | Another classic, albeit less famous
  • The Retrospective Handbook | Leanpub | Unknown book, but very good actually. Just as valuable for a starting Scrum Master as “Agile Retrospectives’
  • Fun Retrospectives | Leanpub | Contains different retro forms
  • 50 Quick ideas to improve your retrospectives | Amazon | Offers pretty much what the title says…


Specific forms:

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