Presented By: Frank and Raj
- Montreal Remote Development
- TransCanadas first oil pipeline, the rest is gas
- $10,000,000.00 project
October 2008 to November 2009
- COTS ( Commercial Off The Shelf product)
The BA’s and SME’s were TransCanada employees. TC supplied the knowledge to the dev’s in montreal who had really no knowledge in oil.
- there seems to be some hatred between EnBridge and TransCanada
The Business also worked in iterations, they were always 2 weeks ahead.
- The iterations for both the developers and the business ran in 2 week iteration. So while the developers were developing the business was prioritizing and planning the next iteration.
They did: * desk checks * BA writes story, Dev picks up the story, talks to BA to find out more info. * Dev starts implementing the story, when completed the developer does a desk check with the BA who wrote the story. * QA picks up story, and talks to BA to find out more about the story. * QA tests the code produced by the developer to verify that it is functioning properly. * QA agrees that the construction passes QA and it moves to done (production ready). * At the end of the iteration the QA puts together a release and releases the product.
- They were constantly prioritizing the backlog.
- What was critical at the beginning was not always critical in the end and may not have even been developed for the release.
- How quickly can you identify waste?
Building an application that is difficult to change is costly.
- milestones cause grief
- What is the minimum to operate this?
- Each sprint is a milestone
- No flying under the radar
What is a business sponsor?
- Progress Report!
- How do we measure progress and demonstrate it.
- If this was the last iteration what do you want to automate?
- Demonstrate what the progress is. Use burn ups and burn downs.
Demonstrating and tracking progress is very hard.
- Production ready software every two weeks.
The last iteration was a non event. It was just another release.
- At what point did you feel you were on schedule?
- June was when they started feeling good.
- Never have they had 2 week releases in to production at TransCanada.
- Priorities to certain people but not always to the critical people.
- those who have the most say aren’t necessarily the most critical people.