You probably have heard that a Product Owner could not at the same time be the Scrum Master. Have you ever wondered why? What is the impact on value delivery? Let’s reflect on our experience! When Scrum was introduced in our organization, the process was maintained by Product Owners. As a result, teams were not delivering the right value and they did not deliver the value right. We invite practicing Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches, and anyone doing the agile transformation to join our session and discuss this together.
- The ultimate lesson: “Do not make your Product Owner a Scrum Master!”. The negative impacts outweigh the positives.
- Lesson #1 Not delivering the right value: when the process became the priority, the PO did not fully own the product.
- Lesson #2 Not delivering the value right: when the product became the priority, there was no process in place and Scrum principles were not understood by teams.