Thanks for your response
As it so happens, we are test driving ScrumWorks and I have been
interfacing with Laszlo Szalvay. Small Agile world.
I appreciate your comments and our situation is not one of excess
cycles but pressure from BD to 'get started' on other programs
considered key while existing programs wind down. The other
in most cases have enormous synergy with previous programs so the
natural selection is to give it to the team that has the expert
knowledge WHILE they are finishing project number 1. Thus a single
team is working 2 programs.
I believe that in the case above there should be 2 product backlogs
since the company is tracking these as 2 seperate projects, even
though synergy is high. However, I am more conflicted about
requiring teams to only work one backlog at a time.
Thanks for your response,