Agile Prioritization

Joel Spolsky and Dmitri Zimine mixed it up last November over whether or not to interrupt a team in the middle of an iteration.  I’m pretty late to this thread.  But, I think I have something to add.  So, here goes… Dmitri started the thread by arguing on behalf of never interrupting an iteration once…

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Capacity vs. Velocity

My team just completed a discussion – at times a rather passionate discussion – about what work items we should be tracking in TFS.  Sanjeev, our PM, argued in favor of tracking everything we do – except meetings.  I, lead dev and agile purist that I am, argued in favor of only tracking those work items that…

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Buckshot Brainstorming

When my team is stuck, I like to break the log jam with a bit of brainstorming.  I’ve had good luck with this well known technique.  Maybe you will, too.  I call the technique “Buckshot Brainstorming.”  Here’s how it works: Get the team together Pick a time and place where the team can concentrate uninterrupted…

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