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Part time workers in sprints

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  • barc0815
    Hi, does anybody have experiences with the participation of part time workers in Scrum sprints? We see some issues regarding communication and cooperation. The
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 5, 2004
      Hi,

      does anybody have experiences with the participation of part time
      workers in Scrum sprints? We see some issues regarding communication
      and cooperation.

      The situation is somewhat different from people having their vacations
      or getting ill. The developer is actually three days per week here.

      Regards
      Andreas Schliep
      WEB.DE
    • Thierry Thelliez
      Hello, This is indeed a little bit of a challenge. We had this situation here and the part time worker had to catch up with the issues during the sprint
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 6, 2004
        Hello,

        This is indeed a little bit of a challenge. We had this situation here and
        the part time worker had to catch up with the issues during the sprint
        meetings. The end result is that the part time worker helps for the tasks of
        the day and gets less involved with the bigger tasks. It was ~ ok ~ but far
        from ideal. Even smaller tasks have to be defined in context, and the
        context evolves everyday.


        Thierry Thelliez
        www.doxcelerate.com

        -----Original Message-----
        From: barc0815 [mailto:andreas.schliep@...]
        Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 1:56 AM
        To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Part time workers in sprints



        Hi,

        does anybody have experiences with the participation of part time
        workers in Scrum sprints? We see some issues regarding communication
        and cooperation.

        The situation is somewhat different from people having their vacations
        or getting ill. The developer is actually three days per week here.

        Regards
        Andreas Schliep
        WEB.DE






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      • Kert Peterson
        Andreas, I ve found it useful to let the Scrum team define, request, and manage external (to team) part-time resources. You can do this by: 1) defining what
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 11, 2004
          Andreas,

          I've found it useful to let the Scrum team define, request, and manage
          external (to team) part-time resources. You can do this by:

          1) defining what the "core" Scrum team will be for the sprint (full-time,
          dedicated resources)
          2) reminding the core team to identify the part-time resources they will
          need prior to each sprint planning session
          3) giving the Scrum team the authority and ability to schedule and manage
          the part-time resources to help them meet their commitment for the sprint

          --
          Kert Peterson
          (512) 626-3492

          -----Original Message-----
          From: barc0815 [mailto:andreas.schliep@...]
          Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 1:56 AM
          To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Part time workers in sprints



          Hi,

          does anybody have experiences with the participation of part time
          workers in Scrum sprints? We see some issues regarding communication
          and cooperation.

          The situation is somewhat different from people having their vacations
          or getting ill. The developer is actually three days per week here.

          Regards
          Andreas Schliep
          WEB.DE
        • mike.dwyer1@comcast.net
          You may find Jim Highsmith s APM writings of interest regarding the ensemble nature of product development. In many cases domain specialists phase in and out
          Message 4 of 5 , Oct 11, 2004
            You may find Jim Highsmith's APM writings of interest regarding the ensemble nature of product development.
             
            In many cases domain specialists phase in and out of a development effort.  The phase can begin as a parttime role, grow to a central role and then fade out.
             
            In other cases shared resources may be available for a limited amount of time, making it necesarry for the Team to schedule work around the resources availability (much like shooting a movie based on location, actor availability, etc..)  This means a greater amount of self discipline and attention to design NOT to plan.
             
            Finally there is the one resource we all share - money.
             
            --
            Mike Dwyer

            "I Keep six faithful serving-men
            Who serve me well and true:
            Their names are What and Where and When
            And How and Why and Who." - Kipling
             
            -------------- Original message --------------

            >
            > Andreas,
            >
            > I've found it useful to let the Scrum team define, request, and manage
            > external (to team) part-time resources. You can do this by:
            >
            > 1) defining what the "core" Scrum team will be for the sprint (full-time,
            > dedicated resources)
            > 2) reminding the core team to identify the part-time resources they will
            > need prior to each sprint planning session
            > 3) giving the Scrum team the authority and ability to schedule and manage
            > the part-time resources to help them meet their commitment for the sprint
            >
            > --
            > Kert Peterson
            > (512) 626-3492
            >
            > -----Original Message-----
            > From: barc0815 [mailto:andreas.schliep@...]
            > Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 1:56 AM
            > To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Part time workers in sprints
            >
            >
            >
            > Hi,
            >
            > does anybody have experiences with the participation of part time
            > workers in Scrum sprints? We see some issues regarding communication
            > and cooperation.
            >
            > The situation is somewhat different from people having their vacations
            > or getting ill. The developer is actually three days per week here.
            >
            > Regards
            > Andreas Schliep
            > WEB.DE
            >
            >
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          • Bala Subramanian
            Hi Andreas, We are working on a project which consists of 2 full time resources and 3 part time resources. We allocate the number of days each full time and
            Message 5 of 5 , Oct 11, 2004
              Hi Andreas,
              We are working on a project which consists of 2 full time resources and 3 part time resources. We allocate the number of days each full time and part time resource is going to be working on this project. That way we get a clear picture of total number of days and hence the hours each resource is able to work for this project.
              Each resource signs up for tasks depending on the number of hours the resource is able to spend. If certain are too big to span over a couple of sprints, so be it...
               
              I hope this bit of information helps.
               
              Warm Regards,
               
              Bala Subramanian 
               

              Kert Peterson <kertp@...> wrote:
              Andreas,

              I've found it useful to let the Scrum team define, request, and manage
              external (to team) part-time resources. You can do this by:

              1) defining what the "core" Scrum team will be for the sprint (full-time,
              dedicated resources)
              2) reminding the core team to identify the part-time resources they will
              need prior to each sprint planning session
              3) giving the Scrum team the authority and ability to schedule and manage
              the part-time resources to help them meet their commitment for the sprint

              --
              Kert Peterson
              (512) 626-3492

              -----Original Message-----
              From: barc0815 [mailto:andreas.schliep@...]
              Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 1:56 AM
              To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Part time workers in sprints



              Hi,

              does anybody have experiences with the participation of part time
              workers in Scrum sprints? We see some issues regarding communication
              and cooperation.

              The situation is somewhat different from people having their vacations
              or getting ill. The developer is actually three days per week here.

              Regards
              Andreas Schliep
              WEB.DE



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