Sunday, September 30, 2007

Eggs and software development

Thursday I attended a course in Agile Software Development.

A whole day of sitting on my bum and sucking up knowledge. It was exciting, and time went lightning fast.


When the plans and the tasks fit, it looks like above. Nice, huh? You wondering what system development has to do with eggs and tea lights? We sort of did too...

Until the teacher mashed 8 eggs into the 6-egg eggholder. Now we know why he had to slide a piece of paper under the eggholder before illustrating the situation with too many tasks in one iteration...

It's as simple as that. You can add more eggholders (resources) or take som eggs (tasks) away. You can't just mash too many eggs into the eggholder - that really is the essence of project management... :-)

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