42476Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Tracking Actual Hours
- Nov 4, 2009I 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 email@example.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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