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29020Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum / Agile Guidelines and Checklist

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  • Michael Wollin
    May 1, 2008
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      Sure does help. Feel free to suggest more.


      On 5/1/08 5:00 PM, "Ilja Preuss" <it@...> wrote:

      > Michael Wollin wrote:
      >> This document is for ³inside,² if you include PO¹s who are really
      >> internal proxies for the actual customers. It is a continuation of an
      >> ongoing conversation and a strawman draft offered up for comment by the
      >> development team.
      >
      > OK, perhaps I misunderstood some of your previous statements. To the
      > amount that this document just captures the results of your discussions
      > in the Whole Team, that sounds good to me, in principle.
      >
      > In the rest of this post, I will comment on the form of the document,
      > and ignore the content for now.
      >
      > I would probably try to get it a bit shorter, to boil it down to a list
      > of essential working agreements. When it gets too long (say, more than
      > seven bullet points that apply to my working), I'm not able to keep them
      > in my head.
      >
      > I prefer working agreements stated in a way as if I'm already doing
      > those things. The first of your points is already close:
      >
      > "We will use the Wiki to capture stories, and details in the story."
      >
      > Just remove the "will": "We use the Wiki to capture stories, and details
      > in the story."
      >
      > Taking another example:
      >
      > "The minimum basic details must be entered into a user story at least 24
      > hours prior to the sprint planning meeting by the product owner. If
      > not, there is no requirement for the team to assess the story (they can
      > if they want to, but do not have to)."
      >
      > I would reformulate that again to fit the above pattern:
      >
      > "The product owner enters the minimum basic details into a user story at
      > least 24 hours prior to the sprint planning meeting."
      >
      > I'm uncomfortable with that second sentence, for a number of reasons. It
      > has a strong defensive, threatening and divisive feel to me, and
      > destroys the energizing effect the first statement could have. Therefore
      > I would just scrap it.
      >
      > I hope you this helps.
      >
      > Cheers, Ilja
      >
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