A scrum master´s struggles in agile estimation and reporting

(Lightning talk, 10 min)

Author(s): Terje Brasethvik (Bouvet)
Session: Stories
Session chair: Patrick Kua (Thoughtworks)
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
Project sponsors or managers like the idea of high performing agile teams and bureaucratic‐less development processes, but they are rather less agile when exercising budget limits, monitoring cost and delivery dates. However, with the backlog being the most flexible element of the project – what happens to delivery dates and budgets? Developers enjoy breaking down their own tasks and getting the final say in how many hours of hard labour a task requires. However, with the budget burning down faster than the backlog and with the managers watching, how agile are they likely to be?

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