Thursday, June 4, 2015

Is it a plan if no one is assigned?

Our topic today: Is it a plan if no one is assigned to the tasks in the plan?

That is more or less the question posed by Agilist Mike Cohn in a recent posting:
Paraphrasing: if your team has an Agile iteration (sprint) planning meeting, and you talk about all the stuff that needs to get done, and the tasks necessary thereto, but you have a culture of no one signs up for anything, have you a plan, and should this be the process?

I'm from the school of "unscheduled events don't happen", and schedules require resources, else they are more a hope than a schedule

So, I was a bit surprised that this question even comes up. Any sprint planning I'm in ends with confidence that things will get done because we know who is going to do them.

Lecture ends here

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