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From: Andrew Emmons <andrew.emmons@quickoffice.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:32:40 -0500
To: "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>
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Hello WG,

I've been chatting with Erik about doing something a little different at the upcoming F2F. Typically, we have sessions where the group is working on individual items - closing actions, reviewing tests, generating reference images, etc.

I would like to implement for these times a minimal version of the SCRUM[1] framework. It is an agile development process that is very lightweight and allows a team to 'swarm' a particular problem ( story ).  I'm a  'Certified SCRUM Master' and we've been using the process successfully for about a year now.

What I propose is that on the first day I give a 5 minute description of the process and how we'll use it at the F2F. For those familiar with the process, I think that breaking up a session into 4-5 20 minute 'sprints' will probably work. I envision us being able to do a short stand-up SCRUM meeting at the end of each sprint using post-it notes on the wall.

Does this sound reasonable to people attending the F2F? I think it will focus our limited time together and help push out a new version of the test suite and other deliverables.


[1] http://www.scrumalliance.org/

Andrew Emmons
Engineering Director, SVG Business Unit
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Quickoffice, BitFlash Division
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 15:33:29 UTC

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