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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Progress on Starting Scrum or "ScrumLike" in a new environment

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  • Alan Dayley
    Great job. Keep going, Joshua. Add practices as you need and see they can work for you. And don t stop adding them. Alan
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 28, 2009
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      Great job. Keep going, Joshua. Add practices as you need and see
      they can work for you. And don't stop adding them.


      On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Joshua Gough <jsgough@...> wrote:
      > Hi everyone,
      > Thought I'd give a little update on how this is going.
      > I've been with the company 6 weeks now, and the other two developers are
      > solidly behind scrum and wanting to adopt agile practices.
      > We've had "just enough" design meetings, discussions, and more frequent
      > check-in, integration now; have a Cont. Int. build server set up now.
      > I had started my own task board in my office, now the other two have started
      > the same in their offices.
      > Next step would be to have one central main one.
      > The biggest barrier they have had is simply determining "What's In" the
      > release. It's a very large application being rewritten, and we want to
      > figure out the best way to bite of a large slice of the functionality and
      > focus on getting that complete, touching other dependencies where necessary.
      > We're going to watch some of Mike Cohn's Agile Estimation and Planning talks
      > next week to start to get a better understanding of Release Planning and
      > Iteration Planning.
      > http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/presentation/51-planning-and-tracking-on-agile-projects
      > On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Alan Dayley <alandd@...>
      > wrote:
      >> Hello, Joshua,
      >> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Joshua Gough <jsgough@...> wrote:
      >> > Hello,
      >> >
      >> > I recently began a new job within a company that is not a software
      >> > development company. The development team now consists of just three
      >> > developers. The other two are somewhat independent of each other in
      >> > terms of
      >> > what they are working on. My work must combine parts from both of their
      >> > work.
      >> Sounds like a good situation for Scrum. Should help you combine the
      >> pieces and also cross-train knowledge between the three of you.
      >> > I want to start some scrum-like practices for our team to facilitate
      >> > collaboration and communication.
      >> Good goal.
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