My wife is pregnant with our second child, due in May. For those of you who have never experienced this release cycle, it’s 9 months long and does not have an exact release date. There’s a thing called “Nesting” that occurs during this time in which a couple works together to get every single detail perfect in preparation for the baby’s arrival.
As I shop for curtains, read updates on the latest in car seat technology and scour color palettes for that perfect shade of blue, I am reminded how “Nesting” plays a serious role in the day to day life of the Agile Product Owner. As a Product Owner myself, I am not writing the amazing code that drives our application, I am focused on keeping everything in motion and getting all the pieces just right. As I see our baby room come together in just the right way and our app taking shape so beautifully, I can’t help but feel like a proud papa.
Now, if only I could get my wife to use Kanban.