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Re: [XP] Digest Number 2289

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  • Vidar Langberget
    ... From: Manuel Amago To: Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 11:13 PM Subject: RE: [XP] Digest Number
    Message 1 of 2 , May 30, 2002
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Manuel Amago" <mamago@...>
      To: <extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 11:13 PM
      Subject: RE: [XP] Digest Number 2289


      > > [...] One thing I've been thinking about, is
      > > to make it more clear who's doing what, for example one team
      > > member (or more from one location) is responsible for one
      > > user story(As variant of what Alistair suggests in his book:
      > > criss-crossed development). I know this sort of goes against
      > > the collective code ownership principle, but I think it would
      > > be helpful in a distributed environment.
      >
      > Actually, I believe this is part of XP. Collective code ownership
      does
      > not exclude task responsibility.
      >
      > One pair signs up to a task, and it is up to them to make sure that,
      at
      > the end of the day (week, ...), that task is completed, regardless of
      > collective /code/ ownership (as opposed to /task/ ownership).

      Hmm.. It might not exclude collective code, but I'm pretty sure that I
      read that different pairs sometimes start on the same tasks. In a
      distributed environment, that problem could lead to a lot of unnecessary
      work. I might have misunderstood or I might remember wrongly though.

      Vidar
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