28470Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: What's the meaning of "Adjusted Planning Velocity"?
- Apr 7, 2008I agree with Jim. In fact, I like to use velocity only for release
strategies, to look way into the future. For sprint planning I prefer
commitment based planning, which causes the team to actually look at the
stories in front of them,
Dan Rawsthorne, PhD, CST
Senior Coach, Danube Technologies
James S. Fosdick, PMP, CSP wrote:
> 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
> <mailto:scrumdevelopment%40yahoogroups.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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