RE: [scrumdevelopment] PO asks in-day
- Well that seems to me to be a reasonable response. Any response that creates a collaborative connection would be appropriate.
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:03:14 -0500
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] PO asks in-dayRoy,What if the team answered the PO's questions by walking him through the status board?GB.----- Original Message -----From: Roy MorienSent: Monday, August 31, 2009 6:53 AMSubject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] PO asks in-dayI think any response to these occasional questions from the PO, such as 'look at the status board' would be, frankly, churlish and would quite probably cause some bad blood. It will depend on why and how the PO is asking these questions. Questions like this can be asked basically as a proxy for showing interest, and asking basically 'is everything OK and can I help you and I am always interested in what you are doing' ... or it can mean 'why aren't you doing better, faster etc etc., and I am trying to hurry you up'.I know that there have been many occasions when I wanted my 'supervisor' (in whatever guise or by whatever name) to show some interest in what I was doing. Then I would know that he really does have a clue about what I'm doing, and isn't just guessing ... possibly quite wrongly. At some later time it became obvious that they were just not informed about what I had been doing.Regards,Roy Morien
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From: dan.rawsthorne@ drdansplace. com
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 04:30:43 -0700
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] PO asks in-day
Remember that the PO is accountable for the team's performance and
product, so the team has an obligation to provide the PO with all the
information he/she needs to make good decisions and work with
stakeholders. Maybe that's not happening, or the PO is just nervous
about things. Either way, a fly-by PO like this one is just doing the
best he/she can. If the team feels that this is an impediment to doing
good work, the SM should have the team talk to the PO to figure out
what's up and what modifications need to be made to give the PO the
information he/she needs.
Dan Rawsthorne, PhD, CST
Senior Coach, Danube Technologies
> PO comes a few times in a day to the team room and ask to the team:
> 'how is it going? what are we doing now and next?'. Do you think this
> is an impediment that SM should remove? Or is it normal?
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