Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Best day of week for sprint boundaries...

Chris Spagnuolo asked the Agile Linkedin group about the best day of the week to set sprint boundaries.

Some interesting points were made by the group including:
  • Mondays are sometimes focused on fires and recovery from the weekend break
  • Fridays are prone to people losing focus and being worn out
  • Vacation and holidays more frequently cover Monday and Friday
  • If a sprint ends badly on a Friday, people might feel pressure to work the weekend
  • If a sprint ends well on Friday, then the weekend is a clean slate
  • Sprint planning and review activities are a nice break from work and therefore work well on Fridays
  • We can't control a lot of this anyway
Pick your poison!

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