Author archives: Bob Mead, Agile Coach

Managing an Agile Development Project with Scrum: Balancing Speed and Feature Fidelity

By Bob Mead, Agile Coach

Having an “I want it here, I want it all, and I want it now” mindset is one of the quickest ways to derail an Agile Scrum project.

During my experience as a Scrum Coach working in Agile methodologies, I often see a lack of trust between business leaders and IT software development. This leads to a mindset in which the optimal strategy for the business Product Owner is to ask for as many product features as possible, delivered in a highly refined state. The Product Owner might push every opportunity to implement gold-plated, trendy software product features. That mindset, unfortunately, may lead to some ill-fated consequences, like reaching the project end date before the project is completed.

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