Posted on 1/17/2012 by Rajeev Singh
I want to make a slight modification to Jim’s triangle and add Intermediary/Internal value to the Value vertex. We just can’t ignore that anymore. That’s how continuous improvement happens. That’s when you take time out and act on retrospective tasks. That’s when functional product ownership balances itself out with technical product ownership.
An Agile approach to product delivery encompasses enabling the people and infrastructure. We just can't think at the project level anymore. We ought to start focusing on the whole organization. It is untenable to continue delivering external value without investing in internal value. The risk of not doing so is to put continuous improvement on the back burner.