(Presentation from Spaces Summit 2019, bol.com)
Agile enables us to move away from the classical waterfall approaches, allowing more ownership and autonomy for the teams building products. This leads to higher velocity on building our products.
However, we are not there yet! We still have (hidden) "small waterfalls"! Products are defined by "business teams" (a.k.a.: "Business") and then implemented by "technical teams" (a.k.a.: "IT"). The result? Under-optimal agility and products flawed by design!
This talk is a call for action to stop these small waterfalls. I will focus on two specific points. First, teams must increase their technical leadership and safeguard the technical vision and design of their products. Second, the team working on the product must act as a single unit (not "Business" and "IT", but "Product Team"). Product Team owns the whole vision and design for the product. These are two essential elements to build what I call "well rounded product teams", which is key to achieve the true ambitions of Agile.
Presentation video here: https://youtu.be/ZeupQmwvoa0