Thursday 1 August 2013

Decisions, Decisions...

Had a bit of fun with the team today, playing this game from

A group of celebrities are trapped on a sinking ship. The team can only rescue one at a time. They must decide, what order to rescue them in.

It's good fun, and it touches on a number of interesting points about how we prioritise. This applies, not just to sprint planning, but also how we work as individuals.

The team quickly realised that they needed to identify the "must haves", and soon after that, the lowest priorities. The most time was probably spent on the in-between.

In practice, we can get started rescuing the top few, and make a decision later on the middle few once we know a bit more. If that goes well, we might even save a "z lister".

Justin Bieber didn't make it I'm afraid.