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specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: March 31st, 2008 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
We've just started using Scrum formally (just started our second Sprint). We're doing 4 week sprints, and I think we're going to plan in 1 week "catch a breath" sessions in between, at least for a while (our backlog isn't what I'd call mature yet). I Scrum-mastered the first Sprint, that was way more taxing than I expected. We all labeled the process as: "intense".

We're not nearly as spread out as your team, but I do have folks in Boulder and Florida to interface in, so we've used a lot of screen sharing and telephony (which happens to be VOIP, but using Cisco IP Phones so it might as well be POTS). We're finding remote pairing to not be all that big of a hassle -- it's been refreshingly easy.

We wrote a few custom apps to handle our Sprint'ing -- a web-enabled task board with virtual sticky-notes so we can move things around as we're doing the daily Scrum, lots of use of our internal wiki; overall, it's gone very smoothly. Hooray for agility!

We just put a continuous testing system in place; we've been doing continuous builds for a while. Again, I can't even remember how we made do without these. I feel like a real software developer once again :-D

Are you guys doing Sprint demos?
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