1845RE: [scrumdevelopment] dependancies
- Sep 15, 2003OK, just to make sure we cover all bases here if you do approach a task from
a general point of view how do you:
a) split that general task between 2 owners
b) keep the SCRUM-like tasks (1-3 work days).
From: Bryan Zarnett [mailto:bzarnett@...]
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] dependancies
On Monday, September 15, 2003, at 07:41 PM, Mike wrote:
> I am curious how people reflect dependencies between tasks on SCRUM
> backlog list. It doesnt seem like the backlog spreadsheets that Ive
> seen in the past had that information.
Is your dependency based on your programmer-to-component binding or
based on a architectural layer? I find often that these particular
areas, when used to create tasks develop dependencies that are often
not required if you approach the task from a more generalized point of
view. Of course this has to do with the requirement definition in your
product backlog. A non-functional requirement might be defined from an
architectural point of view, but the tasks associated with the
implementation of business logic; you might be able to write without
concern of the architectural or design terminology.
For example, in your sprint backlog...
- Provide the ability to calculate the total account balance from the
users bank accounts.
Would describe a task.
- Add to the financial calculator DLL a function to accumulate and
total the account balances for a users card.
- Call the accountBalance function from the calculator DLL through the
- Provide a UI to xxxxx
Are implementation details of the task.
If we had to write out the implementation details versus the task
itself the list would be incredibly long and very silly. Why silly?
Because most of the work would be written down in blocks as:
- Create a model object to do the following
- Create a data access logic component to insert the model object foo
- Create a business entity component to represent the following XXX
- Create a common object to do YYY
- Create a dynamic page to display foo
- Add to the configuration file XXX
And so fourth.
Just some thoughts. Please comment.
> By the way does someone keep the spreadsheet posted on their site
> somewhere? I cant find it on the major SCRUM sites:
> http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/scrum/ and
If you go through the old yahoo archives there is a copy. A new copy of
a Backlog spreadsheet is available to certified Scrum Masters through
the Scrum Alliance.
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