Agile Notes No. 25
This episode, we will look at the work Completed during each Sprint. I like to measure the Reality of what the team is Planning and ultimately delivering. And in the case of this example, we need to measure the impact of the work coming in sideways or outside the Sprint Planning Process.
Last week we looked at Capacity and Planned Work:
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These two screen shots show the issues this team was fighting through. The first shot shows Points Added (to the Sprint). This is work that comes in AFTER the Sprint Planning was approved by the team.
The second shot shows the result of the sprint. You see the story points removed from the sprint and points that were not completed. The % Complete line is Completed Work versus Planned.
The Incomplete Work and the Points added mirror each other. The “business” i.e. the Overlords were not organized. We did not have a robust and disciplined Product Ownership process. We simply were not allowed to adjust Capacity and Planned Work. It was a little crazy tbh.
Show your work. Track what you are doing. Ultimately, we were had to live with the work coming in sideways. BUT! We had answers to the constant question of: what is this team doing all day. It was easy to push back on the really crazy decisions.
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