“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”
~ Cyril Northcote Parkinson
This post assumes that you are familiar with Scrum, and the concept of sprint. If you are not, you’ll find some excellent books on the topic. One that i recommend is
One of the acutest sources of Scrum criticisms derives from the fact that a Sprint seems to be arbitrary, and it tends to create moments where some people are busier than others. In organizations with separate Dev and QA, this appears to be particularly common.
These kinds of problems materialize when teams attempt to implement Scrum half way and resist some of its notions that are very important but often misunderstood, overlooked, or ignored completely. In fact, if you are a software engineer in a Scrum team, you have probably been in the following situation once before. ...