In the Scrumdevelopment Yahoo group I found a post that made me go huh? Introduction and question about dividing a scrum team in which the guy wants to split his team into 3 2-person "teams" to parrallizwe the work stream?!?!? Ron's response put him in his place with the following recommendations:
0. Have a real PO set the priorities;
1. Do not split the team;
2. Work on things in true priority order;
3. Recognize that working on everything is not an example of 2.
What's weird is that I blogged back two days ago about a situation that wasn't too far off from this one situation.