202Re: [scrumdevelopment] Splinter Department
- Feb 4, 2002I'd say there is no more and no less need for such a group than in a
I can see how scrum might effect how such a "splinter group" might operate
and I suspect the chances of success would be increased if scrum was
implemented by such a group. But should the question of the existence of
such a group be a scrum one? I don't believe so.
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Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Splinter Department
> I'd say so if the technology is so whacked, bleeding edge, or untested
that someone needs to first evaluate it. Wireless used to fit into that
category, and in some cases still does.
> > From: "Jonas Bengtsson" <jonas.b@...>
> > Date: 2002/02/04 Mon AM 09:35:23 CST
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Splinter Department
> > Hi,
> > I've just read "Exploiting Chaos: Cashing in on the Realities of
> > Development" by Dave Olson. In his book he proposes a "splinter
> > This department is a place where very uncertain ideas can be tested, a
> > nursery for new ideas. For instance, if a person gets a bright idea he
> > with the management's approval, go to the splinter department for a
> > of months and experimenting with the idea. If the experiments turn out
> > he might start a pilot project and so forth.
> > The main reason for this department is that some ideas are too risky to
> > explore inside a project and that some ideas are distractions from the
> > goal of a project.
> > Is there a need for such a department in a Scrum "environment"?
> > Regards,
> > Jonas
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