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From Darren Hague <>
Subject Re: Sprints don't work (was: Sprint 1 Results)
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:52:52 GMT
I like the idea of a hybrid model - namely, every planned feature & task goes into JIRA,
but we choose and tag a set of primary & secondary tasks for the current sprint. The idea
is to encourage developers to choose and assign to themselves primary tasks where possible,
and secondary tasks otherwise. Keeping a regular sprint schedule gives a nice pace & rhythm
to the project, and the looming end of a sprint can often be a spur to find a bit of extra
time to complete a task - I think this helps to keep the momentum of the project going, especially
since we have a very small community at this stage.


>Hi Robert,
>On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin
><> wrote:
>> the the spirit of and
>>, i'd like to jump in and add a
>> counter-point not because i disagree with Bertrand but i am interested
>> in seeing whether sprints could work within a collaborative open
>> development environment...
>Thanks for this - I do agree with your point of view, and also that
>the (sacred?) Apache way of doing things should not stay cast in stone
>Any other opinions on this?


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