RE: [scrumdevelopment] Incentive Pay - was Re: Part-timers
- Incentive systems should be self-regulating and the results measurable. Overtime is an example of an incentive system that is not self-regulating. There is no direct relationship between time spent and results. Sales commissions are an example of a self-regulating system, and that is largely why they are in wide use. When you sell something, there is a direct measurable result. Debooking a sale is also part of the system there. It would be nice for the developers to share in the increased sale that the tough goals might bring about, but this is assumedly hard to measure and probably somewhat arbitrary in my experience. I would suggest a bonus incentive which could be cash or seminars or a combination based on what you and the team think is valuable. You should get the business owner involved in setting the value based on a percentage value to the business of the stretch goal you are trying to achieve.
Matt WickhamTaking the "tacit knowledge" concept to a separate thread, I have a
From: magooski_79 [mailto:Mike.McGowan@...]
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 11:03 AM
Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Incentive Pay - was Re: Part-timers
brainstroming question about incentive "pay" as it pertains to Agile
I've got an Agile project currently running. Upper management (I'm a
front line development mgr) wants to set some agressive new goals &
deadlines for the project. General gut feel among the developers is
this will take a significant additional time commitment. As a
result of the tacit knowledge already built up (and the tight
timeframes) it is also generally agreed that throwing additional
bodies at the problem is off the table. Quite naturally they are
asking, "What's in it for me". I'm looking for any/all ideas that
have been tried to address this & what your experience has been.
Ideas thrown out here so far:
* Pay market rate contract $$/hour for "overtime".
* Stock Options.
* A Sales-type "boondoggle"
* Additional professional conferences.
All ideas welcome.
- Hi Bryan,
"Just as an FYI, I have posted an example of a sprint backlog using
MS Project to the Scrum Alliance website."
I was interested in your MS Project example, but can't find it. Can
you direct me to where it is, or send me a copy?