Re: Scrum sucks!

Subject: Re: Scrum sucks!
From: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:43:20 -0700 (PDT)

Oops! Thank you Tony... I stand GROSSLY corrected! Let's call it 4 hours per
page (somewhere between 3 - 6), which requires 1200 hours to finish a 300 page
manual.


My bottom line statement is the same... Estimate the job at 1200 hours, and see
what happens. Your job in the planning stage of SCRUM is to estimate
realistically. If you don't have 1200 hours in a 30-day sprint (my calculator
tells me that requires 40-hour days), then the team has to scale back. It's as
simple as that. If they don't provide the resources to match the expectations,
don't blame SCRUM.

(I *thought* the numbers looked too good to be true! It's been so long since I
used this formula to estimate a project, I never bothered to check it out. I
tend to look at the feature design, and estimate from that. Some features I can
document in an hour, review included. Sometimes a single page can take weeks.)

cud

******************** Tony Says *********
I thought it was 3 hours per page? Or are we talking about something
totally different? I could probably see 4 topics per hour?

-Tony




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