Re: [scrumdevelopment] Impediment Reporting
- If people aren't telling you about impediments, then either (a) they
don't have any, or (b) they haven't yet grokked that they are
personally committed to completing their backlog items by the end of
The speech I give these days is "If you as a team sign up to these
backlog items, it means that come hell or high water, you have to
deliver them by the end of the sprint. So if there is anything
stopping you from doing that, you have to let people know sooner
rather than later, otherwise there are going to be some very late
nights four weeks from now."
----- Original Message -----
From: Clinton Keith <ckeith@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 10:49:19 -0700
Subject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] Impediment Reporting
The point of reporting was to find a way to elicit more detail on the
answer to the third scrum question: "What are your impediments?". We
are simply not getting people in the meeting answering this question.
Your suggestion of focusing on only the impediments in the Scrum of
Scrums is excellent. We'll try this.
- Ken's CSM course does cover Scrum pre-project steps - at different
levels of detail for different situations: New Unfunded Projects, New
Funded Projects, Ongoing Projects, Fixed Price/Fixed Date Projects. In
my copy of the methodology book, these are grouped under the title
"planning" which occurs before the first Sprint Planning meeting.
> On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 12:22:32 -0700, todd <todd@p...> wrote:lack
> > The lack of a pre-project phase in all the methodologies is major
> > in my mind.
> I would not say this is true of Jim Highsmith's APM. Do others agree
> or have a different view?
> This could be an interesting discussion thread in its own right. What
> do you do wtih the work before a project starts or is funded?
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