Re: [scrumdevelopment] Release Burndown chart in Excel
- matt gelbwaks wrote:
> This type of conversation/argument is easier in person, as simpleSo true!
> misunderstandings of emphasis are easily clarified.
> I certainly agree with you on most of your points, as you seem to beOk.
> agreeing and accentuating mine.
> One point I would like to clarify, though: there are no absolutes in anyI totally agree. I can't imagine that you would typically improve a
> business where people are involved. You state
> to the extent that your team being big
> or distributed forces you to use software tools, you simply can't be as
> Agile as smaller, colocated teams.
> I have worked with both functional and disfunctional teams, large and
> small. Many improved for my presence (though not all). Some big teams
> had stunning thoughput with low overhead. Some small teams were so
> poorly gelled and motivated that their through put was nearly
> non-existent. This doesn't trouble me. I always say that a good coach
> has enough experience to be able to look at any team and quickly make
> some changes to increase their throughput. In some cases it may be
> automating software, in others, it maybe some exercises to increase
> trust or understanding. But in no case, does the thought bother me. I
> never try to achieve the theoretical maximum - I just want to see the
> team go far enough up the curve so that their productivity is on the
> level part of the asymptote.
dysfunctional team by adding people (although just the right person
might actually work), or by distributing the team members, though. I can
imagine the opposite.
> Your last point:"Software tools" wasn't meant exclusively, of course.
> All Agile proponents are saying, as far as I can tell, is that being
> distributed will invariably make you less effective - partly because
> will have to use software tools instead of more direct forms of
> communication and collaboration.
> is very valid, though I would point out merely that it is "tools" not
> "software tools" that you must use (phones, video links, web meetings,
> as well as spreadsheets, tracking tools, etc).