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I’ve noticed that there is a disturbing tendency on some agile development team to use the phrase “no impediments” as a verbal period during a daily stand up meeting.

 

Have you ever heard a report out that sounded like this.  “Yesterday I said I was going to finalize the business object translator and then update the 3 screens with the new color scheme.  Well, I’m still working on the business object translator as it turned out to be a bigger issue than I thought, plus of course, we had that emergency meeting on the new expense reporting system.  I’ll get that object translator done today.  No Impediments”

 

Anyone want to take a shot at why the rest of the team should be taking a great deal of notice about this?

 

I’m going to be writing a few posts on what beliefs, behaviors and assumptions can cause this type of visibility destroying report out to happen, why it's a problem, and how you can reverse this trend and get back to a culture of visibility.

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 5:26 PM Contracting , Agile Development , Leadership , Scrum | Back to top


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Heh I thought it was only us. Guess we need a good DoI as well as a DoD and a DoR.
Left by Kurt Häusler on Jul 15, 2010 9:33 PM

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