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Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: "Simplicity" and tools

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  • George Dinwiddie
    Huet, ... If you can get people to come up with the concrete examples that illustrate the acceptance criteria, you not only get a solid indicator of stories
    Message 1 of 28 , Oct 13, 2012
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      Huet,

      On 10/10/12 1:37 PM, Huet wrote:
      > That would be one approach, along with automatic downsizing when too
      > many stories push the limits ;-)
      >
      > Another would be a kind of dashboard indicator of story size and
      > number of acceptance criteria across the enterprise.
      >
      > Mostly, I was wondering if the issue has risen to the point where
      > vendors had started to address it in their tools.
      >
      > I'm not really looking for a tool to do this, but I have a customer
      > that is in the storming/forming stage for a large enterprise agile
      > adoption (be afraid.) There are many coaches/Scrum Masters and we
      > have not formed a community (yet) to address this kind of issue
      > across teams. Various tools are being used, with SharePoint being
      > prominent. As expected, most teams have "smelly" processes, and
      > story size/number of acceptance criteria is one of them.
      >
      > These issues are being addressed by the teams, but having a tool that
      > encourages minimization would be a help.

      If you can get people to come up with the concrete examples that
      illustrate the acceptance criteria, you not only get a solid indicator
      of stories that are too big, but an indicator of the "fault lines" for
      splitting the story.

      - George

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