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  • Michael Dowling
    May 3 3:03 PM
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      You know you (& your family) need a vacation when...

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      -Michael

      Taru Jain wrote:

      > This is a coincident. Last weekend, my boyfriend and I
      > were talking about similar idea.
      >
      > We were thinking to have a "Product Backlog". This
      > will consists of all the things that we really want to
      > do/fix :-) in next couple years.... And whenever we
      > come up with anything new, we will add it to our
      > Product Backlog.
      >
      > We were thinking to have a "Sprint Backlog" to focus
      > on near future, like 1-2 month from now.
      >
      > We will both be the owner. Now the question is who
      > gets to be the Scrum Master? I would say we can take
      > turn :-)
      >
      > We were actually discussing to mix Scrum and XP, as we
      > think the 4 values of XP are good to follow not just
      > in a software project, but also in real life.
      >
      > So, Michael, I will be interested in working with you
      > on this.
      >
      > Taru
      > --- Michael Vizdos <michael.vizdos@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      >>Hi all.
      >>
      >>I have an idea I'd like to share with this group.
      >>
      >>Don't know if this is just for laughs (I hope not)
      >>but....
      >>
      >>Our family of four (me, my wife, and two kids --
      >>they are young) is always
      >>struggling with "life" activities. Feels like
      >>sometimes we are spinning our
      >>wheels. Sounds familiar on some IT projects I have
      >>been involved with.
      >>This is probably the norm for most families out
      >>there.
      >>
      >>My wife has tried different "systems" in the past to
      >>try to get things
      >>planned in life -- but usually they are only about
      >>one person in the family
      >>doing something, not the family as a "team."
      >>
      >>See where I am going with this???
      >>
      >>As a CSM, my wife asked me about what I do with
      >>Scrum [heh, we DO
      >>communicate!] and she said, "Hey, let's try that
      >>with life at home." I
      >>really think this was her way of getting me more
      >>involved in trying to plan
      >>our crazy lives (smile). So here it is.
      >>
      >>Is there anyone out there that has something
      >>documented like this
      >>specifically for use by families? I know, I know, I
      >>know..... Ken and
      >>others say this can be applied outside of our IT
      >>work lives. Is anyone
      >>already doing this?
      >>
      >>If not, let this thread serve two functions:
      >>
      >>1) I am going to try this at home. Um... Should say
      >>"we". Outside of work.
      >>Using non-IT or technical terms.
      >>
      >>2) I will document stuff as it happens. Maybe, just
      >>maybe, I can use this
      >>as a springboard for my next book (once I finish the
      >>book on the EUP
      >>(www.enterpriseunifiedprocess.info) that I am
      >>co-authoring). This may then
      >>help spread Scrum to the mainstream... Or is that
      >>too lofty of a goal?
      >>
      >>Dumb idea? Already "taken" -- if so, where can I
      >>build on it?
      >>
      >>Anyone interested in joining me on this?
      >>
      >>Thank you,
      >>
      >>- mike v.
      >>
      >>
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