RE: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW

Subject: RE: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
From: M <diamondvapor5 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: sarah -dot- blake -at- microfocus -dot- com, techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:00:55 -0800 (PST)

Hi
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Yes visibility is a good thing if you don't cary it too far. But we spent more time justifying every 1/10th hour and getting screamed at for deviation
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Ours were 10 day sprints as well, with no down tiime inbetween. We went right into the next one. Then he started staggering them because the TW and the QA person have that down day or two in the beginning of the first sprint of a cycle, where there is not anything to write yet. he started staggering sprints so every moment we had something to do. I had plenty to do in that time - as a professional you develop your own work 9within the co's guidelines). You were not allowed to do that there.
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I have never seen anything like that in my life
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But you are right it matters how the co is, and how they implement it. At that co, I finally had to present all this info to them to show themthat the time estimates are not etched in stone - that we are all learning etc. But I got tired of the fight.
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M

--- On Tue, 12/15/09, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:


From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Subject: RE: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
To: diamondvapor5 -at- yahoo -dot- com, sarah -dot- blake -at- microfocus -dot- com, techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- -dot- com
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 9:01 AM





Unfortunate, because we useÂAgile Scrum with two week sprints, and IÂcan honestly say I am doing myÂbest work and this is the most professional environment I have ever worked in.ÂAnd IÂam a lone writer working withÂthree different teams. We are also expected toÂmake presentations, take on professional development, and attend training and team building. Visibility is a good thing, when you have had previous experienceÂwith coworkers who make bug bucks doing next to nothing. You don't pull your weight here, bye-bye.Â

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> Amen to that as well. In the company whereÂI used it last, I am certain it was not implemented properly.ÂBy having daily meetings, with the manager in them, you had to say daily, of course what you did yesterday, to put in backlog, and what you planned on doing that day. He called it "visibility," or "transperency." I called it micromanaging gone wild." You could nto innovate, go beyond your position, use discretion, or grow your position as a professional. It was all meted out in the Agile Scrum process.
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> Never again
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> --- On Fri, 12/4/09, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
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> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Sarah Blake <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- microfocus -dot- com> wrote:
> > I think, however, it is fair to say that a lot of companies or
> > individual teams say (and indeed believe) that they're using SCRUM, but
> > are in fact not.
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