DPR208 Debugging a Dysfunctional Team. Richard Hundhausen President, Accentient VS ALM MVP, RD. Richard Hundhausen. President of Accentient From Boise, Idaho Microsoft Regional Director Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio ALM) Author of Professional Scrum Developer course
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each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- Leo Tolstoy
Simon is the application architect and the only one with the vision of what the software should do. Something has happened in his personal life and he’s left for Australia and gone walkabout. Nobody knows how to reach him or if/when he’ll return.
Laura is an excellent C# programmer. She says that it’s the job of QA to test, so she is not going to write unit tests.
Dieter is your organization’s only SQL Server administrator. He holds all the passwords and all database changes must go through him. He’s happy to help your team with its database tasks, but only for a few days. He’s very busy, and important. He makes it clear that he doesn’t work for you or your boss and his help is just a courtesy.
Return to Forming whenever a team member leaves or joins!
- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Your team believes that they have met their commitments and the customer is quite happy with the increment’s functionality. One of the stories wasn’t completed according to your definition of done. It seems that a Code Analysis warning remains:
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