I have been working in Scrum teams for quite some time now, and I am a big fan of the method. One thing I always wondered about however is why product owners seem to change their minds so often after a sprint delivery.
The last few months I got the chance to experience Scrum from the product owner’s side and it really confirmed the value of the method to me and also taught me a valuable lesson…
Last week my colleague Yanne Veronneau wrote a piece on this blog about avoiding the vicious cycle of bad IT results (I strongly suggest you read it – and also check out the original article by Bob Lewis from IT Catalysts that inspired it. Good stuff).
Anyway, it’s been a bit of a hot topic around the office since then. And it got me thinking about the people that aren’t so lucky that they can avoid that awful situation to begin with… Some people believe that the relationship between Business and IT is doomed to be a bad one, but please believe me, it doesn’t have to be that way!