Scrum prescribes three roles: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team Members. The Team Members consist of developers, DBAs, QA people, and others who do the coding, testing, and other work to bring software to life. Team Members rely on the Product Owner to provide information about requirements as well as to create and execute acceptance tests. If … Continue reading Is the Product Owner a Team Member?
In a previous blog post, I discussed how sprint planning can help put the team in position to effectively swarm on tasks. If building software is like playing golf, sprint planning is akin to assessing playing conditions, determining yardage, selecting a club, and setting up to hit the ball. While the golfer has a few … Continue reading A Swarming State of Mind