19 Feb '13, 3pm

It's the Volatility That Will Kill You - new blog post on why consistency is important from the @pivotallabs hive

It's the Volatility That Will Kill You - new blog post on why consistency is important from the @pivotallabs hive

It’s critical that stories are accepted as soon as possible after they are delivered. Is the project manager unable to accept stores as they are delivered, so they don’t get credited in the iteration where they started? You can backdate acceptance to reflect when the stories were ready (rather than when the PM accepted them), but it is not something I would do on a regular basis. Are the stories marked as bugs and chores *truly* overhead, or are they “stealth” features? Does the story add business value to the product? That’s a feature. Flaws introduced by feature stories are bugs. Design changes surfaced by testing is a new feature. Are there too many stories in flight? Can you deliver stories more reliably by starting fewer at a time? Study after study shows that human beings do not multitask well at all. Do one thing, do it well, then move on. Are there blocked tracks? ...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/its-the-volatility-that-will-kill-...

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