Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ben SC2

  • Chapter 4: Sutherland required his first scrum team to throw out all titles.  Why?  Where (inside and outside FRC) have you seen titles get in the way of getting things done?  Where can titles be a positive thing on a team? 
    • People with higher titles might feel as though they shouldn't have to do the simple and laboring tasks. People with inferior titles might be afraid to share ideas that could revolutionize the whole process. Along with the negatives, there are also positives. Titles can help with resumes and applications, but more importantly, they can indicate someones specialty. Everyone is a team member, but not everyone can handle different aspects the same as someone else.
  • Chapter 4: What is the purpose of the sprint?  What are the rules that govern a sprint?
    • A sprint is time in which a team will have assigned a number of tasks that have to be completed by the team. It is used to get a lot of work done in a small amount of time. It is governed by the jobs that need to be done.
  • Chapter 5: Why is multitasking wasteful?  When in your own life do you refuse to multitask and just focus on a single task?
    • It is easy to lose track of thoughts and ideas when multitasking. You aren't doing the best job you can, and it takes you longer to do each individual task than it would if you sat down and focused on one at a time. When working on reports, essays, and eating, you shouldn't multitask, the quality of work will suffer, and you don't realize how much you eat, causing you to over-eat. 
  • Chapter 5: One section is titled "half done isn't done at all".  What are some half-done tasks we have with our FRC team?
    • At the end of the regular season, we had the idea of making a robotic arm, we never completed this task. I could be wrong, but I don't think we even got started on it. 
  • Chapter 6: What does the "Definition of Done" mean?  Why is it critical that the entire team understands the DoD for each task?
    • The 'Definition of Done' is that a task or product has been completed to its entirety. The product is able to do all the jobs required of it. Everyone needs to understand this because if they don't, it is very likely people will start a task and never finish it. They'll begin building or designing and decide they're bored. From there, they could think the product is complete.
  • Summary
    • We learned about the various parts of scrum, such as sprints, DoD, the wastefulness of multitasking, lack of titles, and such. They are essential to a fluid and efficient work place and need to be implemented for maximum creativity and results.

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