The end of my first ever Scrum Sprint is impending. For the last three weeks (of a six week Sprint) I have been scrambling to get all the pieces of my part of the puzzle complete. Why is it a scramble instead of a nice run through the backlog? Because various pieces didn't come together well (i.e. the way I though they would) in the beginning.
Throughout the Sprint there have been a lot of meta-scheduling questions where it feels like we often fall back into a Waterfall way of thinking. You know all of the design up front and all the test at the end. I really like the idea of Scrum and we'll settle into it better in future Sprints.
Anyway, I'm not dead just mostly buried which is better than last week when I was completely buried and totally sleep deprived. More soon.