Acceptance Criteria: Agile or Waterfall?

boardA while back, I was in a scrum team’s backlog grooming session when all of a sudden one of the dev team members blurted out something about one of the user stories the team was looking at.  The dev team member didn’t like the Acceptance Criteria that was created by the Product Owner, so the dev member decided to interrupt the meeting to tell everyone that Acceptance Criteria’s where waterfall, and never meant for Agile Software development.  I gave the Product Owner and dev team members a chance to defend the need of the Acceptance Criteria’s we used in our stories, but everyone was silent and looked on in awe at the dev team members remarks. Continue reading “Acceptance Criteria: Agile or Waterfall?”

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