RE: Scrum sucks!

Subject: RE: Scrum sucks!
From: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
To: "Kat Kuvinka" <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:29:52 -0500

I have found the scrum meetings to be pretty much a waste of my time.
They are just conducted as status meetings, and even though the team is
supposed to discuss issues and changes in the meetings, they don't. I am
working with one team that changes the stories in midstream and doesn't
tell me, so I get done and the tester tells me the last day of the scrum
that topics are missing.

If I went to all the scrum meetings for all the teams I work on, I
wouldn't have any time to do any work, so I only go when I have status
to report. I am documenting about 20 products, luckily not all at once.

Kay

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Subject: Scrum sucks!






I really like it at first! There was one me, one tester, three teams,
and about a dozen developers. Docs were part of the DoD and I thought it
was a great way to be on top of every new or changed feature.

Now there are 7 teams, about 30 developers, 6 testers, and still one me.
OK, I exaggerate, we have a contract writer, but she is dedicated to one
team, and I still have to support that team. And she is leaving soon.


I am going to campaign for more writers, but in the meantime, any
suggestions?

Thanks,
Kathee

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