3390Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: SCRUM & Change / Defect Management
- May 1, 2004w6rabbit wrote:
> We're half way through our first official sprint,How big are your tasks? So big that writing 6 hours (= 1 day) and 12
> and starting to look at how to track time remaining
> so that it is visible to stakeholders.
> My confusion with XPlanner (cute name) is that
> it seems to assume
> a) that my task estimates are in hours;
hours (= 2 days) is a hardship? (In my world, 1 day = 6 hours, and not
8. I've never got 8 good hours of work in a day done, especially when
> b) that programmers track their time onI don't know anything about XPlanner, but my understanding is that to
> each task, as opposed to doing multiple
> things during the day.
track time on a task, all that matters is "how much more time do you
need to finish?" In that sense, doing multiple things during the day
ought not to affect tracking this status.
> I can imagine requiring each to re-estimateAt the end of the day, they look at the two or three tasks they're
> the units left on a task, but it's hard to
> imagine getting them to track their time
> daily without a fight.
working on (this is an advanced practice, by the way -- one things at a
time is best) and estimate how much they have left to do, then update
that information. You have to fight them to do this? It takes less than
one minute per task.
J. B. Rainsberger,
Diaspar Software Services
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