RE: [scrumdevelopment] Impediment Reporting
- I don't find this speech inconsistent. One of the differences I find between
Scrum and XP is how change is handled. XP allows the customer/product owner
to swap in a new story in the middle of an iteration. Scrum (with its longer
sprints) says no change is allowed. Two commitments are made in response to
this: The team commits to finishing whatever they pull into the sprint and
the business commits to not changing priorities. Both commitments need to be
made for Scrum to work.
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From: Ron Jeffries [mailto:jeffries@...]
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Impediment Reporting
On Friday, October 1, 2004, at 7:47:06 AM, Pete Bevin wrote:
> 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."
The above does not feel to me to be in the spirit of Scrum and Agile
methods. Am I missing something?
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- 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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