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75653Re: [XP] Tasks during an iteration

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  • haralds@dsv.su.se
    Jul 2, 2003
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      yes, thank you for the advice.

      Harald

      > You can:
      >
      > a) estimate the panic task and negotiate with the customer to pull out
      > the same amount of work.
      >
      > b) absorb the panic task into your velocity.
      >
      > I would have the blocked engineer either take the panic task or at
      > least pair on it since he has a stake in it's completion.
      >
      > This is a kind of steering. Things come up that you won't be able to
      > predict. Get used to it. Embrace change. Once you realize this is
      > normal, you experience much less stress about change and how much you
      > are going to get done. One of my best XP experiences was when I
      > realized that I did not have to stress when the customer changed his
      > mind. It was very relieving and I could just get on with whatever the
      > customer
      > wanted.
      >
      > On Tue, 2003-07-01 at 06:14, haralds@... wrote:
      >> I am doing a study with XP at a company, and we are now in our first
      >> iteration. A problem that occurs is that every now and then "panic
      >> tasks" that must be solved come up, and some other tasks can not be
      >> done because some engineer is waiting for some log files for instance.
      >> This affect our planning. The solution now is that we assign "panic
      >> tasks" to some engineer to solve them immediately. And if an engineer
      >> is waiting for some input to complete a task, he is given another task
      >> to work on during the time.
      >> Does this seem like a good strategy? Anyone with a similar experience?
      >>
      >>
      >> Regards
      >> Harald
      >>
      >>
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