28468Re: What's the meaning of "Adjusted Planning Velocity"?
- Apr 7, 2008I agree. Agile is based on honesty. I don't see anything wrong with
saying "Look, we're about to kick off our first sprint, with a new
team, and a new process. Frankly, we simply do not *know* how much
we'll get done. Historically, a team knows the least at the beginning
of a project, regardless of the process used. We'll do our best to
estimate the features, but it's likely we'll be off. We'll have a much
better idea how much we can commit to at the end of the upcoming
Trying to come up with a "scientific" basis for velocity at this point
in time is asking for trouble.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "James S. Fosdick, PMP, CSP"
> I don't deny that that's what it's for. My argument is that it is a
> flawed strategy. In my opinion velocity based planning in sprint 1 is
> very dangerous. It takes several sprints to calibrate your velocity
> metrics so trying to base a committment on them (before you have them)
> doesn't make sense and is certainly not improved by adding a bunch of
> cruft. Rather the team should decompose backlog items until their
> available time is filled up and than back off one or two items.
> Pretending that we have a "scientific" way of estimating initial
> velocity by adding a bunch of multiplication factors feels very
> "waterfallish" to me. In any case it is definitely 100% voodoo which
> is something agile tries to get away from.
> --- In email@example.com, "Mark Levison" <mlevison@>
> > I'm sorry James - I think your wrong. I don't have time to go
> through the
> > slide decks from the course but I really do think that this was
> involved in
> > answering the problem of estimating initial capacity so the team has
> > clue as to how many stories they can safely commit to.
> > Of course no someone will cite line and verse proving me a fool.
> > Mark
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