Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: very long product backlog
- On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at 7:19:06 AM, Jens Østergaard wrote:
> HiIt is perhaps worth noting, however, that XP has never used a 4-week model,
> This is an interesting discussion but i must say I am very suspicious
> about shortening the sprints. It seems to me that everybody wants to
> change the SCRUM theories. As a SCRUM master in my company, one of my
> hardest jobs, is to tell people, not to start changing theories
> before we have a referance plan. Seems to me, everybody at my company
> have come up with ideas of how to improve SCRUM. If I would follow
> all of them, we would end up with 4 hour sprints, consisting of 2
> My most important argument against shortening sprints, is that it
> gives the team decreased respronsibilty, which thereby gives
> decreased enjoyment, decreased team dynamic and decreased efficiency.
> Buisness owners usually wants more control and are worried that the
> team can not handle it. I belive it is a SCRUM Masters job to educate
> the buissnes, about letting go. Trust the team, they are good and
> responsible people. But, if the team wants to decrease a certain
> sprint, then I would probably do it for that particular sprint.
> SCRUM is a proven method, when you choose to follow the methodology.
> I am a beliver of 4 week sprints.
and that many teams are now doing one-week or two-week iterations, to good
Just because we learned something new today doesn't mean we were
frickin' idiots yesterday. -- Chris Morris, possibly paraphrasing someone.
- (responding to Deb)
> Can anyone recommend articles, other references, onIt's probably worth looking at
> Fear and Agile? Of course I'll check Alistair's book first,
> since his slant is always to the people side of things...
> what else?
...look in particular for Inaccurate Risk Perception
but you might find other topics useful. (feedback