Development Log (DevLog) Example

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Cycle Details

Cycle Name

Shire Five Team - Cycle 004

Start Date

02/13/2019

End Date

02/26/2019

Throughput

50

Committed-to-Completed

1.5

Effort Committed

55

Effort Completed

47

Backlog Items

These are work items taken from the team's backlog. The meanings of the terms in the Status column are as follows:

  • Scheduled: Pulled into the cycle but not started yet

  • Removed: Removed from the cycle for some reason

  • In Progress: Currently being worked on

  • Completed: Fully completed and accepted

  • Carried Over: Not completed within the cycle and carried over to the next one

Item

Effort

Status

LOTR-0016 Safe packaging of mushrooms

2

Completed

LOTR-0017 Pack Maggot waggon

3

Completed

LOTR-0011 Crickhollow unpacking

13

Completed

LOTR-0012 Crickhollow bath scaling

8

Completed

LOTR-0022 Cross Brandywine

8

Completed

LOTR-0018 Pony-compatible beer kegs

5

Completed

LOTR-0010 Map road to Bree

8

Completed

LOTR-0016 Group discussion on charter

8

Completed

LOTR-0028 Take Old Forest to Bree

20

Carried Over

Non-Backlog Items

These are work items that occurred during the cycle and did not come from the team backlog. The Effort column is a rough approximation, and may be in story points like backlog items, or simply in hours, or even days for those real memorable incidents.

Item

Effort

Status

Detour to avoid the Black Rider (3 team members)

12 hours

Completed

Dinner and consultation with Gildor's team (3 team members)

9 hours

Completed

Cross-country 'shortcut' (3 people)

20 hours

Completed

Dinner with Farmer Maggot (3 team members)

9 hours

Completed

Team Availability

These are the available hours for schedulable work for the team in this cycle. They are used to calculate how many taskable hours for each skill on the team is available for Cycle Planning.

Team Member

Hours

Merry Brandybuck

32

Pippin Took

32

Sam Gamgee

32

Fatty Bolger

24

Frodo Baggins

16

Retrospective Notes

These are notes captured during the team's Cycle Retrospective.

Cycle Overview

Overall this cycle seemed to go well despite a few notable bumps. Most of what we set out to accomplish was completed, and the one thing carrying over is for good reasons.

Things Working Well

  • Meals are happening at timely intervals and with decent fare (for travel).

  • Team members are taking initiative and owning their tasks, and open to alternatives when trouble with the preferred approach arises.

  • Everyone is giving honest feedback on the approaches and proposals made within the team.

Things That Could Improve

  • Going off of the road is always turning out to be way slower than we imagined.

  • The Black Riders are doing far too good of a job at following our trail.

Possible Experiments

Experiments proposed by the team to improve effectiveness are captured here. Proposed experiments should have the proposed change, the criteria used to evaluate the change, and what result would be viewed as successful.

Proposal

Evaluation

Success Criteria

Double our effort estimates for off-road travel

Difference between estimate and actual result

Actual result is not more than twice the estimate

Avoid roads completely until Bree

Do Black Riders find us?

No