Can I just gloat for a minute?
One of my teams has a quarterly "Yak Shaving Day" (or week) which is cool but the coolest part is the graphic they have for this edition:
@Greg Oh wow... thanks to your post I discovered the expression "Yak Shaving" and http://projects.csail.mit.edu/gsb/old-archive/gsb-archive/gsb2000-02-11.html 😍 I need to illustrate this asap.
@Greg 😆 Here is a sketch.
I'm not sure the sentences I wrote for the speechbubbles works, are catchy and/or sounds good English.
Any quick proofread/dialog help from anyone native English speaker reading this thread is welcome.
What is yak shaving day?
I know about the dependency chasing activity. And a quick search tells me Ren and Stimpy had a day named that.
What do you do on this day?
@kingannoy the etymology comes from https://projects.csail.mit.edu/gsb/old-archive/gsb-archive/gsb2000-02-11.html
Basically, work on the things that are blockers for other work you are supposed to be doing that aren't necessarily what you're supposed to be doing :)
And hopefully self-contained and don't need a lot of interaction/review from other teams, but that's mostly because we're time boxing it and want people to get movement/things done.
I couldn't imagine how that would work as a activity. But now you confirmed it, and I thought about it some more, there are some yaks that I should be shaving.
Never thought about it in that way before, always saw yak shaving as unnecessary detours, but often shaving them saves you time in the long run 😅
I also didn't know the original etymology, I only knew the classic Malcolm in the Middle explainer gif. Thanks for that 😃
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