Feedback is an important ingredient to successful projects. One reason teams use iterative approaches, either time boxed sprints or single piece flow, is that they have the opportunity to get frequent and rapid feedback. A few recent experiences have inspired me to think a bit about how helpful feedback can be and some subtle aspects of feedback that are important to keep in mind.
We have a tendency to create new labels for concepts that are similar to, but slightly different than existing concepts. Some of these labels include Scrum, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Feature Injection. Are these labels helpful? I’m not so sure they always are.
Don’t get pulled into lengthy email conversations. Treat them like conversations that come up in standup meetings.