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The Art of Business Value by Mark Schwartz

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The Culture

I have said that business value is not a given, but rather that it must be discovered. Is this really the business of the Agile team? Or is it the business of the business, and the business of the Agile team to deliver efficiently on it once the business decides what it values? Isn’t it the role of the product owner1 to understand business value and apply it in creating and prioritizing user stories?

Product owner, of course, is a Scrum-specific role. But other Agile frameworks rely to a greater or lesser extent on representatives of the business to indicate what is valuable and what is not. Since Scrum is most prescriptive and ...

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