In software development, many things can surface which slow the delivery of value to customers. Agile teams make a point of surfacing impediments, aka blockers, as soon as they occur, and at every available opportunity until they have been addressed. On Scrum teams, Daily Scrums and Sprint Retrospectives are examples of meetings where impediments are often discussed. When impediments have broader impact, for instance, affect multiple teams, it is especially important for them to get visibility from people with the power to address them.
Authored by Philip Rogers
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