Re: on pigs and chickens
- --- In email@example.com, "Roberts, David J (CNSP
N6124V13)" <roberts.david@c...> wrote:
> A Pig to me is someone who gets dirty.8:-)
> I also think that the idea in scrum is that the team must be
> not one individual. I realize most companies think that the buckhas to stop
> somewhere.Good point. That's an important distiction,
and I'm not sure I've always made it.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Steven Gordon
> Can we deduce from your email name, that you are neither pig norchicken, but just a rabbit? ;-)
I've had the call name "White Rabbit" for
so long (since before the internet) that I
don't remember exactly where it came from.
- --- In email@example.com, "Ayerst, Tom"
> I assume from your description that this is
> a technique for integrating the work of a
> scrum team (that doesn't have a project manager,
> as such) with other, non-scrum teams (that do).
> Is that right?
We have two project managers responsible for
overseeing all the projects and allocating
resources among them.
We have several senior developers, any of which
might be a team lead for an ad hoc project.
We have two long-term projects.
I lead one of those long-term projects.
I've been introducing SCRUM slowly.
We started with the Daily meetings six months
ago. That was easy to sell because it doesn't
require any real changes to how they work. Just
The other team lead showed up for a while, then
A month ago I started noising about that we were
only using half of SCRUM, that we needed to start
thinking about using sprints as well. The
project managers jumped on board immediately.
"Anything that gives us more stability would
be a good thing."
We are starting our second sprint today.
So, all teams have a project manager.
One team has sprints, (now, finally.)
At least one team is stable for the length of
To sum up, this is a method to keep people
up to speed on the project that they were
working on last month or might be on next month.
> It sounds like its working so that's definitely a good thing.Good point. 8:-)
It is working very well for us.