At USCIS, I came across this simple construct of mapping an Agile team to two overlapping sub-teams of “Value Team” and “Delivery Team”, first coined by Ahmed Sidky (ref: video).
The Value Team is a construct WITHIN the agile team to augment the role of the PO – to facilitate the management of budgeting, governance, delivery, and prioritization of the backlog. It’s a VERY lightweight model i.e. no impact on the way Delivery/Development team works and brings more rigor to the way the PO/Business/PMO side of the team operates.
Please note, the model still upholds the PO as the ultimate owner of the Product Backlog. It just provides a construct to form a “stakeholder representative group” around the PO to facilitate his/her work.
I have taken a shot at mapping the 5-year-old talk graphically for easier consumption. Take these illustrations with a grain of salt. They need to be peer-reviewed.
Do you see this value in reviving this undervalued model of the value team/delivery team to map out your agile team?