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  • Passing deadline with only two days, taking your problems into acount, sounds ok to me.

    The sprint is what worries me, but sometimes sprints are necessary and as long as they do not last throughout the entire project or more that a few nights its ok. You should be carefull not to end in a sprint by the end of next iteration.

    Your thoughts on team sizing seem to be in line with my ideas of some of the good things, 4-5 people teams seem to be the right size and 4-5 people can accomplish alot, they can communi
    • Two days late is almost ok for a four week iteration with no slack. But it was a tough decision to delay the delivery. That's another lesson: see the truth and take the consequences, before rather than later. That way you have more time to deal with it.

      Regarding the sprint, I'll revise the iteration plan with the delay in mind and with the intention of actually making it without overtime. It actually exhausted us in a few days. I can't imagine doing that for a week, let alone a year like some Marathon Marches of legend. The quality of work must be terrible in a position like that.

      I think I wasn't clear enough about the intention we had with the library the consultant developed. And he had an emotional attachment to the code that we didn't realize until too late. In his eyes it was his code, and not something for us to fiddle with.