As usual during the Practical Scrum Course I’m giving. At the end of the first day I gather some feedback in the form of two questions I ask:
- What was the most surprising thing you have heard today?
- What is the most controversial thing you have heard today?
here are the (unedited) answers I've got this time:
The Most Surprising
- How much client expectation can effect estimations
- That in some projects a client can get a new version every couple of weeks
- New approach to estimations.
- That in 4 weeks we should finish X features (development, testing and documentation) and make them ready to be shipped.
- Its important to leave room for “exciters” features.
The most controversial
- Less documentation if at all.
- Priority Poker technique
- Everyone using a waterfall approach is following a “flawed" model
- That “loaded” requirements document can cause estimation to increase
- There is not enough consideration for the unexpected.