Dec 082010

I predict that in the coming year, agile teams will realise that they need to have skilled business analysts as part of the team. The product owner is in no position to represent the business at large, nor is anyone whose main concern is hitting the sprint targets. Let’s get some business thinking and system thinking into the mix, and stop concentrating on the software alone.

I also predict, it’s more of a hope really, that people will stop using the meaningless term “delivering customer value”.

[Editor’s Note: This post is part of the annual “Cutter Predicts …” series, compiled at the Cutter Consortium website.]


James Robertson

James Robertson is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Agile Product & Project Management practice. He currently advises companies on how to adapt modern software development techniques to fit specific projects and how to effectively transfer the new technologies to the software developers within the organization.


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