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42476Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Tracking Actual Hours

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  • Michael James
    Nov 4, 2009
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      I get the impression your team needs a ScrumMaster, to protect you
      from its "ScrumMaster."

      On Nov 4, 2009, at 11:02 AM, cloud_strife62301 wrote:

      > Just as a background... I've been on numerous teams that have
      > implemented Scrum and XP quite successfully... on those teams we
      > sized in terms of complexity and used velocity for forcasting/
      > decision making.
      > --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "cloud_strife62301"
      > <officeofthelaw@...> wrote:
      >> Hi All,
      >> Recently I've started at a new company that has been trying to
      >> implement Scrum, and there's been several practices that naturally
      >> need a bit or work or even removal, but there's one that has really
      >> been bugging me: tracking actuals.
      >> As a member of the dev team, each day I get an email from the Scrum
      >> Master asking me to please burn down our hours for the tasks I've
      >> been working on. This means, in Rally they've been filling in the
      >> "actuals" daily to "accurately" track time spent on tasks, which
      >> devs have to enter AGAIN into the corporate time tracking system,
      >> and AGAIN if they're from a contractor. :(
      >> Anyway, the whole "actuals" really annoyed me... in my experience,
      >> one should be more focused on actual outputs rather than tracking
      >> the number of hours spent on each task. Sadly, when I brought this
      >> to the ScrumMaster's attention, he was able to find numerous
      >> articles mentioning tracking actual hours on tasks on the Scrum
      >> Alliance site and even pointed out that Rally and the scrum
      >> templates you can find just about anywhere on the net have fields
      >> to enter estimated hours vs. actual hours.
      >> Seriousy... WTF!?
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