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  • Roy Morien
    Apr 19, 2010
      The customer may do so, but that is still irrelevant. If you try to measure 'productivity' in terms of velocity, you can easily increase your 'productivity' by applying story poitnsat a higher rate than before. So instead of using 1,2,4,6,8 you use 4,6,8,12,16 ... wonderful, your productivity just doubled or more!
       
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      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      From: poojawandile@...
      Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:28:07 +0000
      Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum master's effort tracking

       
      > Any attempt at measuring 'productivity' using 'velocity' is irrelevant and useless too. >

      but then that's how the customer is going to measure(-:, how well the team is doing and help him in further planning

      Thanks,
      Pooja

      --- In scrumdevelopment@ yahoogroups. com, Roy Morien <roymorien@. ..> wrote:
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      > What is 'velocity'? It is a measure of the amount of development achieved by the team in a sprint, measured in whatever unit of measurement the team has decided ... user story points, whatever.
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      > So there is no concept of including anyone's 'effort' or 'time', just development achievement as measured.
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      > Presumably the project is being costed, so the Scrum Master's cost would be included in the project cost. And project cost has nothing to do with measuring team velocity.
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      > Any attempt at measuring 'productivity' using 'velocity' is irrelevant and useless too.
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      > Regards,
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      > Roy Morien
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      > To: scrumdevelopment@ yahoogroups. com
      > From: poojawandile@ ...
      > Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:33:32 +0000
      > Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Scrum master's effort tracking
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      > Hi,
      > I have a query on scrum master's effort tracking.
      > If a project has dedicated scrum master who is not doing any development tasks, but only monitoring Scrum process, do we have to consider his effort while calculating velocity? How and where his effort gets accounted?
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      > Thanks,
      > Pooja
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