Members of an Agile development team normally choose which tasks to work on, rather than being assigned work by a manager.
Their choice may be negotiated in discussion with other team members. These discussions typically take place while standing before the task board, often during the daily meeting.
Signing up for a task is usually represented by an annotation on the index card or sticky note that stands for the task in question. Some teams use smaller stickies, photo portraits or “avatars” temporarily attached to the task.
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