Monday, April 4, 2011

Overtime on Agile Teams?

My recent article on Overtime and Agile Teams was accepted and published in Software Quality Connection.  Here are a few statements extracted from the article to summarize its direction:
  • "Predicating project plans on constant overtime is a bad idea." 
  • "Agile requires whole people."
  • "Overtime is for bumps."
  • "You have to ask if your overtime is hiding problems instead of exposing them so that the team can solve them."


  1. What counts as "overtime?"
    More than 35? 40? 45? 50? 60?
    Different cultures count that term differently.

  2. Well said if you hide from the management then you need to ask your team to do overtime however it the leader is efficient and gets the real time information of his team working capacity and the information he needs then probably you don't need to do overtime. must read.

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