July 1st, 2009

Tiara

Allocating scarce resources

I just announced to a packed lunch room that the QA resources were now going to be bid on by the various Agile teams, using "money" they'd each get based upon the value they'd been able to return to the business. Teams could sweeten the pot with offers of cookies, better working hours, camaraderie, etc. This would also apply to the DB team members, who are also in short supply.

Amusingly, it was the person who worked for me who fell for it.