LiveCode and SCRUM tools

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sun Jan 5 12:51:56 EST 2014


Sure, I get that Mark but breaking a project down into manageable size
tasks for scheduling purposes isn't unique to Scrum or KanBan, project
managers have been doing it for years.

To transform your terminology into old fashioned CPM language, If I should
be 50% complete on my 30-day task and I'm only 30% complete, then I have 21
days left instead of 15 so the new completion date will be 6 days later
than it was.

But, once again, if it works for you (meaning projects are completed on
time) that's all that matters.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:

> Pete-
>
> Saturday, January 4, 2014, 10:07:39 PM, you wrote:
>
> > I guess it's a different world these days.  The thought of trying to
> assess
> > progress on a daily basis seems like a major case of micro management to
> > me.  No matter what the reporting period is, if someone isn't good at
> > estimating their progress, the project slips. Splitting a project into
> such
> > small tasks that they can be measured on a daily basis seems practically
> > impossible.  Plus, back to the critical path issue, if a sprint or
> whatever
> > you want to call it takes twice as long as estimated but still doesn't
> > affect the overall project end date, so what?
>
> Here's a big part of what makes that work for us: if you have a
> backlog of 200 points and your team is working at a velocity of 20
> points per week, you've got ten weeks of work ahead of you. If a given
> story can't be done, it goes back into the backlog and you know
> there's going to be some extra time needed in addition to those ten.
> The key is to get good at estimating the time needed for the stories
> themselves, and that's *much* easier than estimating the size of the
> whole project.
>
> --
> -Mark Wieder
>  ahsoftware at gmail.com
>
>
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