Re: Scrum sucks!

Subject: Re: Scrum sucks!
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:04:04 -0400

> 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.

This goes for any project planning/scoping model, not just scrum. This
is where waterfalls fail as well, which causes teams to look at scrum
to replace the broken waterfall model. But if you carry over bad
practice and poor scoping/project management practices during the
change, you're looking at broken scrum. GIGO is a constant, even in

Bill Swallow

Twitter: @techcommdood

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