[maemo-community] Start of April_10 sprint: your action required

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Wed Apr 7 13:37:48 EEST 2010

Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Ferenc Szekely <ferenc at maemo.org> wrote:
>> Andrew Flegg wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 08:43, Ferenc Szekely <ferenc at maemo.org> wrote:
>>>> MUST: Reduce the number of open website bugs
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/yccvqs9
>>>> I would like to see more progress on bugs. I will do my part, but
>>>> I will also assign, or reassign some of it to others.
>>> This is perhaps a little trivial. Fixing one bug would complete this
>>> action. Is there a similarly quantifiable, but more substantial goal
>>> available?
>> I guess you meant fixing 193 bugs. This is the amount I am talking
>> about. Substantial goal? Well, fix 193 bugs.
> 193 bugs is more substantial; but I'd worry about achievability.
> That's over 6 a day, assuming no weekends; days off; BAU or anything
> else.
> A lower number doesn't mean you can't stop, but I strongly believe
> that if you commit to a task it should be measurable and achievable. A
> "MUST" task is supposed to take about 60% of your available
> task-oriented time, to allow for slippage to push the COULD off.
If numbers matter, then let's say say 10 bugs will be fixed and
-hopefully- verified in the April_10 sprint. To top this I will contact
the assignees and request updates for an other 20 bugs.

My 1st thought was to put this as a SHOULD, but then I changed my mind
and said, OK, let's give it a try, see how much others care and check
where we are at the end of the month.

Fixing 193 bugs is close to non-sense, I agree, especially because some
of them are "really rough" to fix (http://tinyurl.com/yja4yv4). I
believe it is worth trying, especially because until now sprint tasks
were mainly about "other things" and "open issues" are sort of forgotten.

However if there is anybody else who is willing to __actively__ push
these website bugs (and has nothing else to do) then I would happily
pass the ball. I do prefer development (see my SHOULD task proposal) and
I am all ears if you guys have something in mind.

> Cheers,
> Andrew
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