Virtual worlds and communities can be fascinating: existence outside the physical, projecting yourself, your mind, your existence into the digital realm, new possibilities, new ways of being, new frontiers. At issue though is making a compelling business model, just like the Internet wasn’t built for commercial gain, not everything should be business return driven, and the issue then is how to achieve scale, penetration and uptake without it. If you build it will they come?
This post is the text of an article I wrote and internally published on Friday, 27th April 2018 while working at NBN Australia to provide an Iteration Manager aka Scrum Master retrospective the day before our next Program Increment planning session. It’s from a point in time where the Iteration Manager (me!) was looking at what’s changed and what challenges are still to come for the development team.