What happens when you have no product owner at all? How does a team know what features to develop in what order?
For those in the Agile Software Development community who have spent any time at all looking into the Lean underpinnings of Agile, the name John Boyd should be familiar. Boyd was the originator of the OODA – Observe, Orient, Decide, Act – loop that represents a more detailed refinement of Scrum’s Inspect and Adapt cycle. While OODA was created as a strategy for fighting a war, its underlying goal is to provide agility in any situation and to ideally allow a unit to out-think its opponent.
Constraints take control away from you: by dictating, by forcing you to think and work a certain way, by limiting your options.
Constraints help you to take control: by dictating, by forcing you to think and work a certain way, by limiting your options.