Feature Driven Development (FDD) – A Worrying Side Effect
FDD has been around for some time. Although Scrum is more common, its not unusual to hear the Scrum theme described as feature. This leads to somewhat of a problem in some scenarios. Specifically, teams get driven down a feature road, where the Product Owner perceives all he wants is features, and begins to drive for features, sometimes at the mercy of accepting partially tested software within a fractured environment that bears no resemblance to the final deliverable state. Feature madness. Mentorship and education should be consider in these scenarios.
Rally offers the Top 10 Mistakes Made by New Agile Teams – 6 and 8 are of particular worry :( I wonder how many teams still makes these mistakes.