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Re: [good] Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Story points and estimation

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  • George Dinwiddie
    ... Yes, and the flip side of this coin is when the PO dismisses risk without understanding for themselves because it s too technical or because they don t
    Message 1 of 144 , Jan 2, 2009
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      Chet Hendrickson wrote:
      > Hello Adam,
      >
      >
      > Friday, January 2, 2009, 2:06:54 PM, you wrote:
      >
      >
      > I believe there is only business risk, or at least only one we should
      > care about. If a technical issue has no impact on the ability of the
      > project to deliver business value, why should we care about it.
      >
      >
      > It is the responsibility of the technical people to put the risks they
      > see into terms the PO can understand and value. The undue interference
      > comes about when the PO defers to them without understanding for themselves.

      Yes, and the flip side of this coin is when the PO dismisses risk
      without understanding for themselves because it's too technical or
      because they don't trust the developers. It all works out so much
      better when we have a good working relationship.

      - George

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    • George Dinwiddie
      ... Yes, and the flip side of this coin is when the PO dismisses risk without understanding for themselves because it s too technical or because they don t
      Message 144 of 144 , Jan 2, 2009
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        Chet Hendrickson wrote:
        > Hello Adam,
        >
        >
        > Friday, January 2, 2009, 2:06:54 PM, you wrote:
        >
        >
        > I believe there is only business risk, or at least only one we should
        > care about. If a technical issue has no impact on the ability of the
        > project to deliver business value, why should we care about it.
        >
        >
        > It is the responsibility of the technical people to put the risks they
        > see into terms the PO can understand and value. The undue interference
        > comes about when the PO defers to them without understanding for themselves.

        Yes, and the flip side of this coin is when the PO dismisses risk
        without understanding for themselves because it's too technical or
        because they don't trust the developers. It all works out so much
        better when we have a good working relationship.

        - George

        --
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------
        * George Dinwiddie * http://blog.gdinwiddie.com
        Software Development http://www.idiacomputing.com
        Consultant and Coach http://www.agilemaryland.org
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