#7 – Social Distancing

Authors’ comment:

We must all do what we can to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading by practicing Social Distancing, working from home and supporting those who risks their lives on protecting the most vulnerable in our society.

Too often, we have seen how Product Owners can seem distant from the development team and, at worst, even unavailable. Before this happens, we as agile coaches and Scrum Masters must help the PO find the delicate balance between doing outwards-facing activities such as requirement workshops with end-users and customers, and doing inwards-facing ones like backlog refinement with the team. If the PO is not collocated with the team, one way of ensuring availability is by having daily windows of a couple of hours where the PO is working while idling in a call that the team can join when they need to reach the PO.

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