29020Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum / Agile Guidelines and Checklist
- May 1, 2008Sure 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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