When to say No?

I saw this cartoon and it reminded me how often I’ve taught PO’s to say “No”. Once I had an SM tell me it was rude to say no…the answer should always be “yes but”…what do you think?

Nice :blush: this goes to show you that there are times in work (and life) when ‘no’ is the only right answer.
The Strategic Power of Saying No / HBR

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@aleks.romanenko Wow I love that HBR article…man that was great! Thanks for sharing!

@danny.presten yep, it’s a great piece, still very much powerful and relevant despite its age.

I thought the Product owners response should be a simple “it depends”