Type C or Continuous Scrum [was: Re: Multi-Project Development with Limited Resources]
- Jeff Sutherland wrote:
> At PatientKeeper we have solved the problem of multiple projectsI'm really interested to read more about a "Type C Scrum," so
> pipelined through the same team (or set of teams) and have been
> running what I call a Type C Scrum or Continuous Scrum for over four
> A more lengthy discussion is beyond the scope of a short note.
> However, I need to write up a paper on this so if you send me a list
> of questions that could help generate an outline, it might motivate
> me to put pen to paper.
here's some input in a hope to generate that motivation. ;-)
I really don't quite understand what a "Continuous Scrum" is, so
some of my questions may seem out in left field (but perhaps that
would indicate to you something you could write about as well.)
I *think* I understand what a Type A and Type B Scrum is, but a
comparison of the three would be useful.
I've seen the diagrams of Type A, B and C Scrums. The Type C
diagram has a shape that indicates not only overlap of multiple
Sprints, but it seems to have more activity in the beginning
than the end. What is that about?
What makes a Continuous Scrum "continuous?" Does it not have a
defined start and end? What does an iteration look like? How
does that effect the classic Sprint start and end activities?
Can we do a Continuous Scrum with one product? What would it
look like compared to the classical definition of Scrum?
With multiple products, does it mean that for any given product,
a releasable increment can pop out at point that is perhaps not
synchronized with the other products?
It's hard to generate more questions when I'm so unclear as to
the basics of a Continuous Scrum...
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