Danet on Agile
From Danet's prospective, Agile is all about responsibility and commitment.
Being integrated into the first Agile team at Web Essentials, Danet felt both nervous and excited working on this new system. Through some difficulties and eases, Danet and her team had many lessons learnt to share with other developers at her company. Talking about exciting experience over Agile, all team members were eager to express about the freedom in choosing and estimating tasks. As the matter of fact, Agile is flexible for each people in the team to choose and work on their favorite tasks; they need to make sure they deliver those tasks successfully. As a daily routine, they also held a stand up meeting to update each other or to ask for help from their scrum master. This system did encourage them a lot since it showed that all members were crucial in decision making and project management.
However, there were also some obstacles during their implementation. Danet said “ it is just like killing ourselves when we did not carefully prepare the estimate”. Due to the fact that Agile requires each developers to estimate their own tasks, they may end up working late to complete their work if they did a wrong prediction.
Although it was the first Agile based project, WE team appreciated the result since their clients was happy with the outcome.