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Re: SCRUM what? SVG F2F

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 12:58:02 -0400
Message-ID: <482B1A1A.5080004@w3.org>
To: Andrew Emmons <andrew.emmons@quickoffice.com>
Cc: "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>

Hi, Andrew-

I, for one, welcome our new Scrum Lord!

I've worked under a scrum system before, and I can see how it will have 
particular benefits for the test suite.

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI


Andrew Emmons wrote (on 5/14/08 11:32 AM):
> 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.
> 
> Regards,
> Andrew
> 
> [1] http://www.scrumalliance.org/
>       http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/scrum
> 
> Andrew Emmons
> Engineering Director, SVG Business Unit
> Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
> Quickoffice, BitFlash Division
> www.bitflash.com<http://www.bitflash.com/>,
> www.quickoffice.com<http://www.quickoffice.com>
> 
> 

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