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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Sign Up for Stories

It's certainly legal for programmers to mix and match tasks among stories. However, we think it's preferable, wherever practical, that you sign up for all the tasks on a story, rather than picking and choosing. The reason is that it'll help ensure that stories get fully completed.

Suppose that story A has ten points' worth of tasks in it, and I sign up for seven of them and you sign up for three. Well, you might work on other important tasks, especially if they add up to a story, and put off doing the three. That could put story A in jeopardy. How would the team notice this problem?

You could have programmers accept responsibility to watch stories, even if they don't sign up for all the tasks. Then the programmer who owns ...

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