Re: Swarming, I just don't get it.
- Hello ronjeffries,
I am not interested in being convinced of swarming in the manner it has been first introduced to me because it doesn't make sense. Therefore I am looking for a better definition to see if that makes sense. Do you have one?
--- In email@example.com, Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...> wrote:
> Hello, agilejedi. On Monday, January 3, 2011, at 4:21:40 PM, you
> >> Does your team often get to the end of an iteration with more than one
> >> story unfinished? Then they will probably benefit from swarming. That
> >> simple.
> > So this is the new approach to address the issue of splitting up
> > tasks smaller and smaller? Now we don't have to split it up and do
> > the effort of splitting it up as if an individual were to work on
> > it. We just size it at a higher level and then the team split it
> > up when the get to it? So less planning?
> This reply suggests to me that you're not really interested in being
> convinced about swarming. Is that the case?
> Ron Jeffries
> Accept your conditions, but not your fate. -- Rod Walsh & Dan Carrison
- Hello, Seyit.
Very well put! Thanks!
On Friday, January 7, 2011, at 6:17:36 AM, you
> Wouldn't you think if team used swarming "in a right fashion" (what ever itRon Jeffries
> 1. Majorty might learn how to read the syntax of generics,
> 2. "The vocal, big mouthed, team idiot", might realize he's not the boss and
> should get well with the whole team or he needs to get the .... out,
> 3. The lesser mind can learn something from the better one.
> My team doesn't use swarming and also I don't have any first hand experience
> on that. But considering the examples you have, and definition of swarming,
> it seems actually teams you describe might give it a try.
> Proposition 1: Two minds are always better than one, if they are combined in
> the right fashion. So you might be doing it wrong.
> Proposition 2: Given two minds, it's not proven there exists a pattern to
> find which one is better. So it doesn't matter if one is better than the
Know what I pray for? The strength to change what I can, the inability to
accept what I can't and the incapacity to tell the difference. --Calvin and Hobbes