Friday, November 5, 2010

First Sprint in Review

Wow it is hard to believe that it has been two weeks and we have finished our first Sprint.  Here is how it came out.

Committed Tasks
We completed all but a couple of the tasks we committed in the Sprint.  We under estimated the few learning curves that were introduced by our new environment which caused delays early in the Sprint.

Review (Demo)
Everyone demonstrated the features that they worked on during the Sprint.  We all knew what to expect because we were all involved in the planning process.

We noticed a few things that we would change in the next Sprint.

  1. Use the Work Remaining field on the TFS Tasks to help us better gauge progress and future planning.
  2. When UI elements are "done", gather the team for a quick demo.
    • We want to collect input early to provide a better polished product at the end of the Sprint.

The formal structure and Daily Scrum is welcomed by the team.  If you are not already using an agile process like Scrum, give it a try - you will be surprised with the results.

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