41119Re: Estimates changing drastically during the iteration
- Sep 4, 2009--- In email@example.com, Andrew Wagner
> Our team is finding that when we go to actually implement a piece of
> functionality, sometimes we realize that our estimates during the
> meeting were way off. Thus, we have to get together and re-determinewhat
> stories we can actually get done during the iteration, and what wecan't,
One big thing on Scrum is: There is peace while the sprint is in
progress. No re-estimates.
No Changes of priority. Let the people work. There is chance of inspect
and adapt on the END
of the sprint.
> including meeting with the PO to get a "priorities" perspective. Notethat
> this isn't a change like "oh, and we need this added to the featuretoo",
> but "oh crap, we can't do this this way on our architecture, we haveto do
> it this completely different way". Is this normal? How can it bemitigated?
> The PO asked us yesterday how he's supposed to trust our estimates,and,
> frankly, I thought it was a very valid question.If you feel the need for work on the ongoing sprint, lets face it and
finish the sprint, clean with
review and retrospective. Deploy, get a day where you do new estimates
There is NO reason for re-estimating during a sprint, the question is:
Are the developers getting the
things done they commited to.
Why he is supposed to trust the estimates? Because you guys are the
programmers, and if executed right,
the estimations will be way better than the ones from anybody else in
it's a programmers job and noone elses. Lack of trust from the PO is a
problem. Lack of trust from you is
(if youre the SM) is a crisis. Did everybody commit to the prime
directive? Doesn't sound like the PO agreed
to that one really.
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