Agile scrum .... does it work for Software Developers?

BlackRock / Eng saywat
Jul 16 8 Comments

As an Individual contributor who has to do all the real coding I feel like Agile is such a waste of time ...
we have spring planning, daily stand ups, reviews , retrospects, demo sessions every sprint !!!

Sometimes these meetings take away 3-4 hours from my day !!! And daily stand ups can be very aggressive...

Has it worked for you ?

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  • New randran
    Scrum is great in theory. In practice I've never seen it work properly.
    Jul 16 1
    • Amazon jtGV66
      Like socialism, when it fails the supports just say it wasn’t implemented correctly!
      Jul 16
  • Carvana hot hot 🔥
    Who knows.
    Jul 16 0
  • Amazon lgtmshipit
    I'm an IC and think Agile is ok. It is its implemention in the form of Scrum that I hate. I think kanban is much better.
    Jul 16 0
  • New wwyd
    Agile is better for new projects, Kanban is better when in production and maintenance
    Jul 16 3
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Ours is a new project.... It’s a nightmare ... we are stuck for days on setup ... and managements keeps questioning why the burn down is low ...
      Jul 16
    • New wwyd
      This is what works. Create granular user stories. Especially if you using jira or trello. Instead of programming a sql and testing it, break it into 3 tasks. Design sql, create sql, test sql. Your burn down and velocity will be wonderful.
      Jul 16
    • BlackRock / Eng saywat
      OP
      Well theoretically story point depend on the effort in terms of time and complexity of the change ... what if you’re stuck on an issue tried 200 things and finally 201 approach works ... should the story points be increased ? Or you’re burn down suffers ?
      Jul 16