39452Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Extending a Sprint
- Jun 30, 2009If there is a "good reason" understood and agreed to by all, then it
makes sense. However, forcing it onto the team to meet some arbitrary
deadline (Which releases are - as often as not) is clearly a violation
of the relationship between the team and the business. It is the
business' right to specify what is to be delivered and in what
order-of-priority. It is the team's right to work at a pace that is
livable and sustainable.
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 7:17 AM, jmilunsky<jack@...> wrote:
> This should be a one off type of thing. I agree that it's a slippery slope.
> We did this once in 9 months. So I would avoid it under normal
> But this scenario seemed to me like one in which you could make an allowance
> as it was right at the end of the release cycle or so it seemed.
> But if the release cycle is every couple months then doing this every couple
> months is probably not a good idea.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Michael Spayd" <michael@...>
>> My general position is to not extend Sprints, to follow the timebox quite
>> religiously because it drives the wrong team behavior, of "oh if we have
>> just a few more days we can get this other thing done, or we didn't quite
>> get this done, so just give us some more time and . . ." If you don't like
>> those rules, don't do Scrum, do Kanban.
>> For those who suggested extending the length by a few days, or do
>> different Sprint lengths, I have a question:
>> what if you had a team with a few members who asked to do this same thing
>> (extend the Sprint) every second Sprint because they were on a monthly
>> release cycle and this always happened? (I ask because, knowing some inside
>> information about the question posed, this is what in fact has happened).
>> Would you make the same recommendation, or a different one?
>> --- In email@example.com, "banshee858" <cnett858@> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > My suggestion is that you lavishly pay your developers for overtime.
>> > > Buy a case of red bull, keep the pizza delivery company on speed dial,
>> > > provide sleeping bags for the office, and have a turbo session for the
>> > > last
>> > > few days of the sprint. You can get away with 20 hour work days, if
>> > > your
>> > > team is willing.
>> > >
>> > > Make sure they're willing due to incentives.
>> > >
>> > > Just my opinion...
>> > >
>> > I am not sure if this is sarcastic or not. Is that what you really
>> > think?
>> > Carlton
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>