I find that process to be a bit confusing, but from the time I've been here, I get the impression that resource allocation happens during the morning scrum meetings. So for example, if Dev A has 8 tasks and Dev B has 6 tasks, Dev A will work on the two most important tasks for the current day and Dev B will work on the most important task for the day.
The next day's scrum is set up the same, i.e. decide what task gets work on based on its priority. For some reason, this is throwing me off as a new PM because I can't allocate resources at the time of creating the project. So my process is simply to:
- Create the WBS
- Plot the schedule (gantt, critical path, etc.)
- Client communication
While I'll assigned a dev for my project for the duration of the project, it can get postponed depending on the fire that the Dev has to put out on a certain day.
How do I advise the company on handling its resources properly in such a situation? Has anyone else been in a situation where the morning scrum is also the time to decide what fires are put out for the day?