PO’s Wish List

Once upon a time, there was a lovely Product Owner, her name was Candy.

One day, Candy came up with a great business idea.

In order to turn ideas into products, Candy invited some development partners (Dev) to help, and spent two weeks building a minimally valuable product (MVP).

But does this MVP really have commercial value?

Candy also invited operations (Ops) partners to help put the MVP on the market for verification.

Regardless of whether the market feedback is good or bad, it is a valuable learning experience for PO Candy.

So Candy had more ideas, but there was no way to finish them all at once, so he put all these ideas in a List. We call this List the PO’s “wish list”.

In Scrum, we also call it Product Backlog.

Every two weeks, the Dev partners complete a part of the wish list, and then the Ops partners conduct a new round of verification.

Slowly, the small partners of Dev and Ops cooperated more and more tacitly. When the cycle speed of two-week development and two-week operation became faster and faster, and even daily or hourly continuous delivery could be achieved, Dev and Ops The little friends became one and became “DevOps”.

This is what we call, the feedback loop in Scrum.

During this process, PO Candy is the happiest person, because she can verify her ideas anytime, anywhere, constantly explore business value, and quickly respond to market changes.

So, do you understand what the greatest value of Scrum is?

【Quiz time】

What is DevOps in Scrum?

A A toolchain

B An automated deployment process

C A post/role/team dedicated to maintaining the environment responsible for releases

D An ability to continuously obtain market feedback/obtain commercial value by continuously putting valuable products on the market
Welcome to leave your choices and ideas in the comment area!


about the author

Ethan Huang, Huang Fang

Senior consultant of Scrum Chinese website, International Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®), agile practitioner, trainer and organizational transformation coach. Ethan has helped companies in different industries (IT, banking and other financial businesses, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, technology, etc.) transform into digitally agile organizations in 14 countries and regions around the world.

Ethan has more than 16 years of agile practical experience and has certified more than 14,000 CSM, CSPO, and A-CSM certificate holders worldwide. As a member of TAC (Trainer Approval Committee, CST Review Committee) of Scrum Alliance, he helps and guides other lecturers in their professional and personal development.

Ethan is also an executive coach for several companies, providing one-on-one support for the personal development of corporate executives.