RE: [scrumdevelopment] Comments on the list 29 Nov
Has this Backlog management system been completed? Is it available
Thanks in advance,
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> From: Jeff Sutherland [mailto:jeff.sutherland@...]
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 3:48 PM
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> Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Comments on the list 29 Nov
> Here are a couple of comments on issues raised on the list yesterday:
> 1. SCRUM works for any type of project. It was originally designed for
> product development companies with 100s or 1000s of customers.
> 2. We are evolving the Backlog management at PatientKeeper and have now
> thoroughly integrated it with GNATS which we are using for bug tracking.
> Whether it is a bug or a development task, it is backlog. Our
> management system is driven by the numbers for items in GNATS. A
> can update his backlog in less than 60 seconds a day by entering only two
> items for active tasks, days invested, and days estimated to completion. A
> simple algorithm automatically inflates as estimate on a task that is
> dragging out.
> 3. Sprints are monthly deliveries of new products to real
> customers. We have
> multiple projects and multiple sprints going on simultaneously.
> We identify
> a Milestone which identifies a deliverable sprint package. All required
> items are given HIGH priority if they need delivery in the sprint. The
> development team can completely set up a new sprint in less than a day. We
> use the neural net of a team of expert developers so they lay out
> the tasks
> themselves to hit the objective to tee up the sprint. In the
> daily SCRUM the
> product manager and development manager tweak the efforts by adding,
> removing, or altering tasks in the backlog.
> 4. The goal is 1 minute of overhead per day per developer for project
> management and 10 minutes a day for the project leader to adminstrate the
> project. Everything else is the normal interactions and coding required to
> deliver product.
> We intend to deliver this backlog package into the GNATS open source
> community so anyone can use it. Meanwhile if you have any
> interest, post or
> email comments.
> Jeff Sutherland
> Chief Technology Officer
> PatientKeeper, Inc.
> 20 Guest Street, Suite 500
> Brighton, MA 02135
> Tel. 617-987-0394 Mobile: 617-947-7400
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