Uncertainty in the Product Backlog is a big risk for the schedule of a Scrum project. The problem is that the full scope of the release in Agile software development can be quite hard to estimate because the requirements are not well-know early on. Confounding this problem is that frequently the release date is a hard deadline.
At the beginning of his book “Kanban for Skeptics”, Nick Oostvogels writes “By listing the 5 most common arguments against Kanban and my response to them, I hope to help people in their Kanban journey and build great organizations that create amazing products.”
The book Executable Specifications with Scrum by Mario Cardinal starts with a strong statement: “This book aims to solve the recurring challenge encountered by many software development teams: They do not build the right software.” This is an ambitious goal, especially when you want to achieve it in a little bit more than 100 pages.