On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 11:17:58 AM, stanky_buddha wrote:
> The business driver does attend the pre-sprint planning meetings and
> at the last one (for which I wasn't the scrummaster yet) watched on
> as high priority items were taken off the product backlog, put into
> the sprint backog and estimated on. When the developers tried to
> start the task(s) they realized there were no requirements for them
> to work with on about 30% of the items and when they went to the
> business driver it was discovered that the product owner wanted the
> item in name but no idea what they wanted from the item. Since the
> items were mostly reports you kind of need something to go with so
> the tasks with no requirements were taken of the sprint backlog and
> placed back in the product backlog.
Mistake. They should have been marked done. I'm serious.
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