Today, you will play the Planning Game on our course project. First, though, you'll play a bit with some of the technology that we will use to coordinate work on the project.
I have set up a wiki for the use of this class: http://wallingford-g3.cs.uni.edu:8088/AgileSoftwareCourse
This wiki is powered by JWiki, a small, simple, Java-based program. If you would like to see the code, or use it to run your own wiki, you can download the code from the course resources directory.
Your tasks for this mini-exercise:
Work in groups of two or three.
You may give relative estimates for a set of stories, such as "8 hours for the first story, 4 for each of the rest".
Those numbers are the "too cold" and "too hot" answers. What is just right? keep in mind that we will have relatively little outside work for this course during the release period, and that some weeks we can use our 75-minute Thursday session for project work.
After each group has estimated the stories, we will work as a group to settle on some story estimates. Then I will select stories for the first release and develop an iteration plan, in consultation with you.
The assignment for Project Release 1 ... is here!