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Arguing for fungible teams

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  • Furash Gary
    To put it a different way, let s say for a project that you haven t done every bit of analysis on you know it s N points (ideal days, whatever). This is from
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 2 8:42 AM
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      To put it a different way, let's say for a project that you haven't done
      every bit of analysis on you know it's N points (ideal days, whatever).
      This is from comparison to similar projects, rough estimates of
      features, etc.

      If your team is mostly fungible, then you know that if you can devote
      25% of your resources to it, you complete y points/sprint, -> do the
      math and get rough completion/progress estimates.

      However, if your team isn't fungible, this math won't work. If the
      project is a heavy reporting project or whatever, you'll need those
      specific reporting resources.

      g
    • mpkirby
      ... Moreover you now find yourself in the traditional planing role , where assigning tasks to resources ahead of time and doing critical path becomes
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 3 5:30 PM
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        Furash Gary wrote:
        >
        > However, if your team isn't fungible, this math won't work. If the
        > project is a heavy reporting project or whatever, you'll need those
        > specific reporting resources.
        >
        >

        Moreover you now find yourself in the "traditional planing role", where
        assigning tasks to resources ahead of time and doing critical path
        becomes important, because resources are not interchangeable.

        Suddenly you can't do agile planning techniques like scrum and the XP
        planning game.

        I'd submit that teams with strong code ownership and specialists would
        fail when trying to do agile planning. Any experience out there?

        Mike
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