39916Re: [!! SPAM] [scrumdevelopment] Re: Exchanging stories within the sprint...
- Jul 16, 2009This is such a common problem it is the topic of one of the chapters in
my (in process) book. The title is "Adjusting Sprint Content", and a PDF
Dan Rawsthorne, PhD, CST
Senior Coach, Danube Technologies
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> <mailto:scrumdevelopment%40yahoogroups.com>, "whurrelmann"
> > Hi,
> > would like to hear your opinion on this matter:
> > The sprint is 2 days old and we find out that one of the stories is
> not needed, so we skip it.
> > The Product Manager (not the PO) comes to the standup and asks us to
> exchange the story with another one which has equal story points.
> > What would you do?
> > Of course, one obvious point is, that the PM is a chicken so he should
> not speak at all at the standup...
> If the Product Owner decides to change priorities mid-Sprint (and only
> the Product Owner can do this), the Scrum mechanism for this is to
> abnormally terminate the Sprint and have a new Sprint Planning meeting,
> where the reason for the termination is reviewed.
> It seems reasonable for the Product Owner to remove a story that was
> selected for the Sprint. If the Team completes its Sprint work and has
> capacity for more, they can ask the Product Owner for the next highest
> priority item that will fit in the remainder of the Sprint.
> Duncan Smith
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