Re: Asynchronous coding in Scrum
These are good ideas, thanks. We have created overlaps at the beginning of the US day and the end of the India day to for developers to talk.
What caused this is the fact that our platform, SharePoint 2010, not requires developers to have their own encapsulated dev environments. Before we had one environment for the whole dev team.
--- In email@example.com, Divya Jain <divya.pjain@...> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> Some of the things that may be required in this situation is
> 1. The developers should come up with a set of working rules like naming
> convention , standard of "done" for daily basis work as the other requires to
> work on the same feature later in the same day, emphasis on commenting their
> code appropriately etc.
> 2. They should have a log of what they have done so far, what problems have
> arised and what needs to be taken care of stored at a common location (maybe a
> folder on the intranet),so that before they start their work they know exactly
> what has happened when they were not in office.
> 3. An overlap should be created during the planning meeting so that there is a
> clear understanding of what needs to be done and why (maybe on those days of the
> guys can come in late and stay back, while the other guys comes to work a little
> The role of scrum master becomes very critical in this situation as the chances
> of misunderstanding increase manifold in distributed scrum.
> Hope this helps!
> From: solutionbuilder <greg_della-croce@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Thu, February 17, 2011 9:29:55 PM
> Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Asynchronous coding in Scrum
> OK this is an unusual question:
> Two developers working on the same feature and screen in sprint (using Visual
> Studio 2010 if that helps). BUT the two people are half a world apart (10.5
> hours to be accurate). Now Person A does coding on the feature, then turns it
> over to person B.
> Given this, have any of you doing distributed Scrum done this successfully, and
> if so what did you use to do it?