Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: "Must have" supplies for your scrum teams?
- I find the following useful regardless where I am acting as a Scrummaster:*Colored Expo markers (they work both on the wall post-its and the whiteboards), don't be afraid to use colors!*Post-it notes ... the more the better ... different sizes, colors, and big wall-sized ones you can roll up and take away for data entry (if you need to, for example I have to input everything into VersionOne after a planning meeting).*Decks of Planning Poker cards (you can use playing cards and take out the face suites)I like the post-it notes because with the different colors and sizes it helps organically organize the teams thoughts on the wall. I use rectangle shaped ones for stories, yellow squares for tasks, and pink squares for acceptance tests. I put them all up on giant wall post-its so that after the meeting I have everything captured and enter it into our web software for tracking through the sprint. I try not to use the computer if I can help it - people get glazed over ... espeically since web-based apps like RallyDev or VersionOne are so sluggish to reload each artifact when updated it can slow down the teams discussion and thinking while you wait around for technology.Task boards are even better (if you're not spread out) because you can just transfer the post-its to there.Nicholas
On 2/23/07, mkg6_hotmail <mkg6@...> wrote:
I don't find it funny at all. I know that 'individuals and
interactions' are valued over 'processes and tools'. I also understand
that physical cards have an implicit interaction aspect and that tools
have an implicit process enforcement.
However, I personally get completely chaotic with hand-written and hand-
organized stuff. I love having it in a simple database (Danube's
ScrumWorks) and being able to extract some simple reports out of it
without manual repetative work.
Automation can be used to increate the throughput of a resource, err,
human, as is explained by the theory of constraints. If this is true
for our customers, how can it not be true for us.
--- In email@example.com, "towardsunderstanding"
> Does anyone else find it funny how we as software creators are going
> back to physical props rather than electronic means?
Nicholas Cancelliere, Austin TX
" Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." -- J.R.R. Tolkien