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Re: [XP] pair-hour velocity

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  • Steven Gordon
    ... I believe that starting another story after completing one is the recommendation.
    Message 1 of 25 , Mar 24, 2009
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      On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Tim Ottinger <linux_tim@...> wrote:
      >
      > George Says:
      >
      >> By working on one story at a time, the team also practices swarming over
      >> a story to get it done. And they practice limiting the Work In
      >> Progress. One of the benefits of this is the one Steve points out: that
      >> they have a maximum of one incomplete story at the end of the first
      >> iteration.
      >>
      >> The velocity of the first iteration is unlikely to be representative of
      >> what the team will do when they hit their stride, in any event. This
      >> approach also gives them the most success possible for the first
      >> iteration.
      >
      > I didn't try this, but it makes a ton of sense. I would definitely do this
      > in my next transition. Though I wouldn't mind if they finished one and
      > picked
      > up another, I certainly see the training value in doing only one.

      I believe that starting another story after completing one is the
      recommendation.

      >
      > Besides, the first iteration has so much startup work -- setting up the CI,
      > working out deployment, picking technologies, etc...
      >
      > Good call. Thanks for the recommendation.
      >
      > Tim Ottinger
      > http://agileinaflash.blogspot.com/
      > http://agileotter.blogspot.com/
      >
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