Tue, 13 Feb 2007
Point of view in standups
It seems to me that standups are often about what people did and are
doing. They're like little slices of people's lives. Shouldn't they
be more about the stories from this iteration? About how stories are
progressing toward becoming complete?
Holding standups in front of
a story wall
helps. People tend to gesture at the stories while they speak,
making them the focus of attention.
I was wondering today what it would be like if people pretended it
were the stories themselves speaking:
Convert font changes into table cells (as interpreted by
Dawn): Brian and Dawn worked
on me all day yesterday. They plan to work more today. One of them
should probably swap out, since they're getting stale.
Ajaxy update of main page (as interpreted by Chet): I'm done, coded and tested. I'm
moving over to the Finished swim lane. [It uses Chet to move it over.]
That's too silly, except maybe for
enough not to need it. I don't think I have the nerve to recommend
## Posted at 20:47 in category /agile
... I told her there was hope for the Big Apple yet.
"It all depends on our ability to devise a set of robust arguments
favoring either scientific materialism or theistic revelation and
then commmunicating the salient points to the Martians in their
nonlinguistic language, which was apparently deciphered several
years ago by a paranoid schizophrenic named Annie Porlock," I told
"That's not a sentence you hear every day," she replied.
—James Morrow, in The Cat's Pajamas and Other Stories,
"The War of the Worldviews"
## Posted at 20:47 in category /misc