Off-piste work

Off-piste work has been occurring a bit lately.

This is where work is done that hasn’t been assigned or been accounted for by the project manager.

There can be genuine reasons why this might happen, for example:

  • General well-being/tidy up/refactoring of the codebase
  • Pre-work to another task
  • A new task that was raised from current task


The important thing to learn is that it best to make these unplanned tasks visible, for the project manager, the BA, and for the rest of the team. It can then be discussed and prioritised and properly accounted for.

Posted Sunday, May 12th, 2013 under BBC.

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