Re: [scrumdevelopment] How to handle design flaw issues during Sprint?
- Hello Paul, thanks for the thoughts quoted here. On Tuesday,
September 26, 2006, at 1:49:59 AM, you wrote:
>> spend some time on self improvement, I'm all for that.I truly "don't know". It has always been my personal view that
> And that is the interesting topic. How much time, what constraints
> on topic? Do we allow more time if it will increase team efficiency?
> etc. etc.
improving my skills was primarily my problem, and I have chosen to
spend a substantial portion of my personal time doing so. Looking
back over my life, it's hard to regret any of that investment.
Should the organization allocate time from "its" 40 hours for
programmers to use in self improvement? Does that really pay off,
and in what ways? I'm really not sure. I favor the "Gold Card" idea,
as I mentioned on the refactoring list this morning, but I'm mostly
just doing it because I believe in it, not because I can measure any
> Is fixing 'other' smelling code a good candidate (i.e weIt can be. There are serious issues, however. Today, in the presence
> learn how not to make such a mess next time)?
of tests, I could improve some "other" code so quickly that it would
be more of a coffee break activity and less of a story. On the other
hand, I've seen teams spend FORTY WORKING DAYS "refactoring" old
code that would otherwise not have been worked on. That would be not
>> Where is this 6x2+1 thing?Oh, that. I had forgotten it: I wish the OP had said something that
>From "Agile Estimating and Planning" p.172; Mike Cohn describes
> a pattern of 6 iterations of 2 weeks duration followed by a 1 week
> iteration. This 1 week iteration is to relax the strain of constant
> pressure on the team. During the 1 week iteration "the team chooses
> its own work"... that is, the team focuses on "what they view as
> priority work for the project".
would have reminded me, or that I had remembered better, and/or that
Chet would bring back my copy of Mike's book.
It's an interesting idea. It seems to me that a little time to
decompress long before twelve weeks would be a good idea as well.
If you want to garden, you have to bend down and touch the soil.
Gardening is a practice, not an idea.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh