22767Technology Decisions, The Team and the PO
- Jul 31 11:51 PMHi,
A small issue arose in the past retrospective when the team decided to
switch technology versions without letting the product owner know. The
reason they took this decision to switch is because i had told them
that technology decisions are in the hands of the team, and they felt
that if they did not switch now, before the product was released, the
server administrators would not allow them to switch in the future.
This has cause delays in the release of the product as the site now
has to be re-tested with the new technology, and there are some small
issues with the IDE.
My reaction was that while the decision to move to the new technology
should be in the hands of the team, if that decision affects the
release plan, it should be passed by the product owner. Also, the work
within the sprint should be focused on accomplishing the sprint goals
or generating as much business value as possible and so, the time to
perform the necessary changes or to research the technology should
have either been in a story or in a 'research' sprint at the end of a
The Product Owner was happy with this suggestion, but the team was not
and so my question is, was my initial reaction correct? And what would
you recommend as an alternative way to tackle this issue?
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