Open Space Notes: You Might be a Crappy Agilist If...

Topic

 Hints that you might be a CrAgilist (Crappy Agilist)

Discussion 

  • If, at the end of the Sprint you have several stories started and no stories completed....
  • If you conduct retrospectives on at the end of bad iterations...
  • If your PO won’t play with you...
  • If you are very, very, very proud of that Powerpoint you created for the review meeting...

You might be a CrAgilist

  • If you conduct a retrospective only at the end of the project...
  • If every scrum starts with you nagging about updating the burndown...
  • If QA is on a different team...
  • If you use the wrong side of the post-it...
  • If several managers ask you for your MS Project Schedule – and you have one..

You just might be a CrAgilist

  • If you deliver on all you commitments but deliver no working product...
  • If your iteration has secret tasks...
  • If the daily stand-up happens once a month...
  • If your sprint planning is longer than your sprint..
  • If your backlog is password-protected...
  • If you have a defect triage meeting...
  • If your backlog is a “secret”...
  • If you answer most questions with “It Depends”...
  • If “It Works on my machine” is your definition of done...

It's Quite Possible you're a CrAgilist

  • If “Done” is dynamic...
  • If the product can only build to your machine...
  • If you dictate what the velocity will be...
  • If you find yourself reducing team story sizes despite planning results...
  • If your requirements task needs to be completed before your design task can start...
  • If you’re inventing a product backlog in the sprint planning meeting...
  • If your team is doing scrum “because you said so” ...

You might be a CrAgilist

  • If you don’t have a definition of done...
  • You consider some tasks on the board as “not my job”...
  • If you don’t know who your product owner is...
You could be a CrAgilist
  • If you calculate story points from function points...
  • If you use your demo to get acceptance...
  • If your team doesn’t come up with their own definition of done...
  • If you are considering trading product quality...
  • If you promised a fixed amount of scope within a fixed amount of time...
  • If you are constantly debating whether this is defect or enhancement...
  • If your idea of “self-organizing teams” is they get organized by your self...
You might be a Crappy Agilist!

 

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