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2929RE: [scrumdevelopment] What to do with "loose ends"

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  • Mike Cohn
    Mar 9, 2004
      Absolutely. Anything that is at all consequential we route back as story to
      be estimated and scheduled in. If it's "hot" then we have to redo a bit of
      the sprint planning we'd already "finished." Otherwise, it just comes in a
      later sprint. We're doing 2-week sprints so a delay is rarely a problem.

      --Mike Cohn
      Author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ron Jeffries [mailto:ronjeffries@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 12:33 PM
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] What to do with "loose ends"

      On Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 10:34:27 AM, Mike Cohn wrote:

      > I'm at a company where we have to do our sprint planning a few hours
      > we do the sprint review of the prior sprint. A bit backwards but we make
      > work.

      > During the sprint review we always come up with a few tiny
      > this, can you make that more prominent, etc.

      > After the sprint review is over the team looks at that list and almost
      > always pulls those items into the sprint they've just planned. Our feeling
      > is that we can't estimate accurately enough that at the start of a sprint
      > can say "nope, that 3 hours of small trivial stuff will push us over the
      > feasibility edge." So, we bring it in and it almost always gets done.

      If I were to have an issue with this, it would be that it might encourage
      the customer to be a bit too careless. As long as the stuff is a few hours'
      worth, I'd not be troubled.

      Ron Jeffries
      My advice is to do it by the book, get good at the practices, then do as
      you will. Many people want to skip to step three. That's OK too.

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