Understanding Technical Necessity
Technical necessity refers to the set of requirements, constraints, and considerations related to the underlying technology stack, architecture, infrastructure, and maintenance of the product. It encompasses factors such as scalability, security, performance, maintainability, and compatibility. Addressing technical necessities is crucial to ensure the long-term success, stability, and sustainability of the product. Ignoring these technical aspects can lead to technical debt, increased development costs, and compromised product quality.
The Role of the Product Owner
While the development team, including architects and engineers, are primarily responsible for the technical implementation, the Product Owner must possess a strong understanding of the technical landscape. They need to collaborate closely with the team to ensure that technical necessities are appropriately considered and incorporated into the product backlog. By doing so, the Product Owner can ensure the delivery of a high-quality, robust, and sustainable product.