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RE: [scrumdevelopment] Velocity Based Scheduling with MS Project?

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  • pcorrigan@ee.net
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    Message 1 of 12 , Mar 27, 2006
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      Would you people quit comments and do something that helps!


      > Sorry You saw the sam post.
      >
      > Michael F. Dwyer
      >
      > "Planning constantly peers into the future for indications as to where a
      > solution may emerge."
      > "A Plan is a complex situation, adapting to an emerging solution."
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hank Roark
      > Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 3:05 PM
      > To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Velocity Based Scheduling with MS Project?
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      > Mike,
      >
      > Thanks for the pointers. I saw a post from Ken, put it looks like he
      > was discussing MS Team System and not MS Project. Did I miss another
      > post from him or am I not seeing the proper connection?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Hank
      >
      > On 3/27/06, Mike Dwyer <mike.dwyer1@...> wrote:
      > > There are a couple of ways to do it. I hope you saw Ken's post today as
      > > that is another one.
      > >
      > > One tactic is to create a series of Delivery milestone events and within
      > it
      > > create a number of component (labeled component 1 - n) milestones. Under
      > > that create recurring tasks representing sprints initiated by iteration
      > > planning sessions. As the product owner defines what is in an iteration
      > > they get to create a name of the component and when a major milestone is
      > > reached they get to report out what happened. Track hours in an issue
      > > repository (most have interfaces (ugly and kludgy) that you can set a
      > > separate task up to link to project.
      > >
      > > Michael F. Dwyer
      > >
      > > "Planning constantly peers into the future for indications as to where a
      > > solution may emerge."
      > > "A Plan is a complex situation, adapting to an emerging solution."
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      > > [mailto:scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hank Roark
      > > Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 1:13 PM
      > > To: scrumdevelopment
      > > Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Velocity Based Scheduling with MS Project?
      > >
      > > My organization is under a mandate to implement MS Project (actually,
      > > MS Project and Project Server and all the stuff that goes with it).
      > > I'm currently bending over backwards to accomodate this mandate while
      > > not negatively impacting my groups doing Scrum. We have solved most
      > > of the issues (stories go in MS Project, but tasks don't, each team
      > > member gets assigned to every story so they can track time, for
      > > example), but are still struggling with using MS Project for velocity
      > > based scheduling and budgeting (e.g., we have 100 story points to do,
      > > the team is doing 30 points per sprint, it will take 3 plus sprints to
      > > complete). We are currently doing this manually; that is, using MS
      > > Project as glorified Excel (actually, this is easy in Excel). I'm
      > > thinking this will require a plug-in to MS Project to get it to work
      > > correctly (kinda like the ones I've seen for critical chain
      > > scheduling), but am not sure.
      > >
      > > Does anyone have experience / pointers on velocity based scheduling in
      > > MS Project? It would be much appreciated.
      > >
      > > Cheers,
      > > Hank
      > >
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