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202Re: [scrumdevelopment] Splinter Department

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  • Peter McGowan
    Feb 4, 2002
      I'd say there is no more and no less need for such a group than in a
      non-scrum environment.

      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.

      Peter

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      > 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.
      > Ken
      > >
      > > From: "Jonas Bengtsson" <jonas.b@...>
      > > Date: 2002/02/04 Mon AM 09:35:23 CST
      > > To: <scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Splinter Department
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > > I've just read "Exploiting Chaos: Cashing in on the Realities of
      Software
      > > Development" by Dave Olson. In his book he proposes a "splinter
      department".
      > > 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
      can,
      > > with the management's approval, go to the splinter department for a
      couple
      > > of months and experimenting with the idea. If the experiments turn out
      good
      > > 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
      main
      > > goal of a project.
      > >
      > > Is there a need for such a department in a Scrum "environment"?
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > Jonas
      > >
      > >
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