I’ve been realizing that while I am trying to get a handle on the bigger picture, how to better organize tasks into projects and to prioritize those projects, we still need to make more ground on personal accountability.
While I was triaging my own issues yesterday, I realized I didn’t have a good way to prioritize which ones needed to be done first, and the due date isn’t so helpful as we have been setting it in the context of an individual issue, and not in the context of who can get what done.
I have created a scrum board that pulls its backlog from almost all of our projects. I want to experiment with having a weekly sprint where we identify the issues we are committed to working on in the next week. If you look at the board you can see I’ve created a sprint for a week starting today.
To begin with I don’t want to put too much thought into making sure we put the best issues into the sprint. For now I want to work on personal accountability - being realistic about how much time we have in a week, and keeping up with commitments to get things done. If it’s a success then as we keep forming the sprints, we will do more and more to make sure we’re prioritizing issues and working on those first.
If you can’t make the meeting, you can still add your issues to the sprint and see what others have committed to working on.