24696No Best practice was: Re: Sprint whiteboard and issue tracking tools?
- Oct 22, 2007hi Paul
What i always say (sometimes pray):
"Tools and methods can never replace the common sense."
and "Think first."
That's for those who think they will succeed if they use this or that
One year ago, a department manager from a customer told me, that i was
a bad "project manager because i didn't use MS-Project, and paint the
plan on paper" (large sheets of wrapping paper)...:-))
We developed an application with round about 300 dialogs. First
i asked my designer-team (16 designer and developers) how to cut it
into sprints (depending on dialog-flow etc.).
After that, we made a large landscape (in order of the dialog-flow and
sprints) and every dialog had a marked place on it.
And after every sprint, we made little screenshots of developed and
tested dialogs and glued it on the "landscape".
So every one could see, what we have finished and what not.
It's a pity that i didn't made a photo of this.... because "i am a bad
Now i use white plastic self-adhesiv sheets (electrically charged
without glue) which can used instead of a whiteboard...:-)
--- In email@example.com, "Paul Oldfield"
> (responding to George, Austin)
> >> (Austin)
> >> Bug tracking systems *are* a best practice.
> > (George)
> > No practice is "best" for all contexts. I agree with Michael
> > that attacking the need for a bug tracking system is a
> > powerful approach. If bug tracking is a "best practice,"
> > then bug elimination is a "better than best practice" in
> > my experience...
> It is best (Oops! good) never to use the term "best practice".
> That is a political or religious term; it says "You don't need
> to think about this". Its use belongs in places where people
> can't, won't or shouldn't think about how they do their work.
> One should always ask oneself; of those three, which applies
> in this situation?
> Paul Oldfield
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