I have been following a new blog by Tim McOwan called www.devballs.com and it focuses on delivering software using a Scrum Process.
His latest article, Guess What? Scrum Developers should be cutting code, period! has provoked some interesting comments and my comment turned out to be so long I decided it should become an article in it’s own right. The comment I was replying to was from Jason Gorman, in a nutshell it was that Business Analysts are not required developers should work directly with the customer.
While I understood what was being said I could not agree with that point of view and it seems that it would be throwing the baby out with the bath water. It sounded very Us and Them which is a bad place to be and seemed to be describing problems associated with a waterfall approach rather than scrum.
I'm a developer and have learnt some very hard and expensive lessons over the last 2 years about the holistic success of software projects, not just More...