Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Multitasking, part of Agile at Work: Driving Productive Agile Meetings.
- If you were starting work at 9:00 AM and had…three hour-long tasks, how would you organize your morning?…When most people are asked this question, they say…that they would start one task at 9:00 AM, begin another…at 10:00 AM, and finish the last one before noon.…They would start one task at a time, each one finishing…before the next one began. In reality, not many people…actually work that way. The way most people work…is they start all three at 9:00 AM, and do a little bit…of each simultaneously. They figure that way, they'll have…more time for all three. If something takes longer,…they'll still have more time before noon.…
This is commonly called multitasking. Most organizations…encourage this behavior in their developers.…That's why on job sites, you'll often see the ability…to multitask near the top of the list.…But multitasking comes at a heavy price.…People can't really work on many tasks divided into…even slices. A person is not like a pizza.…If you take two slices of time, then you'll have…six slices left. No one really works that way.…
In this course, agile expert Doug Rose outlines how to make agile meetings as productive as possible. He provides guidance on common activities such as release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and product demos. Throughout the course, learn about common meeting pitfalls and the challenges of keeping activities on track.
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