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Accepting the sprint in the Review meeting? And some other Review questions

My company has implemented a new process of having the team be responsible for the Definition of Done inside of the sprint. In the Sprint Review meeting the PO is shown the work for the first time ...
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What is the term for an anti-user-story?

I need to create some short narratives that capture the "who", "what", and "why not" to show some of our stakeholders why we need a minor policy change. For example, imagine I'm designing a control ...
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Should stories be properly estimated before being pulled into an ongoing sprint?

There are two common reasons why stories or bugs get pulled into a sprint in SCRUM (where I work): Issue was triaged (usually critical/blocker field issues) Sprint was underestimated, and thus items ...
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Is Scrum updated to 2.0 or 3.0?

I've found on several sources that people claim that there is Scrum 2.0 or even 3.0 like in here ...
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Can planning documents be retroactively produced to fit the product that's been built?

I am currently implementing an Android application and am struggling to do my class and sequence diagrams, predominately due to the fact that the specifications are too abstract and vague. I was ...
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In Kanban, What should I do if the card has a bug that need to be fixed in Test column?

Let's say the workflow is something like this: Todo -> Development -> Test -> Release If some feature has done in development and moved to test, when tester found a bug, may be app crashing or ...
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How do you keep track of software engineers daily activity?

We are a new software development team in a manufacturing company. Currently, we are using agile methods for our software development. But since we are just a new team, there are times that we could ...
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Trying to be Agile with a floating team advice's

I am SM/PM on an internal project. Internal project X is technically and architecturally complex and demands high skill developers to work on. It has huge backlog. However the project considered to ...
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Oversee and monitor several scrum projects

I have to oversight several different scrum project. Which measurements for the health of a project do you regularly look at? I appreciate your replies!
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How do I define acceptance criteria for subjective outcomes?

We have written user stories such as: As a small business owner I want simple and easy instructions to follow for any recommendations to my website so that I understand what it is I need to do ...
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Does anyone estimate stories per discipline in a single story?

SITUATION: Understand which disciplines are more burdened than others on cross-discipline teams. POSSIBLE OPTION: When estimating a story, provide a story point estimate for each of the different ...
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Sprint Demo, Retrospective, and Planning sequence with offshore team

For the time being, we have a large offshore development team that mostly takes instructions from the California team. It’s like having team members that can do 30 hours of work per day. I’m trying to ...
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Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Burndown Lines - just a Project smell?

Not been here for a while but thought I would jump back with an interesting question. Are optimistic and pessimistic chart lines on a burnup/down genuinely useful or just a project smell imported to ...
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Making Retrospectives Effective in a Long-Running Project

I'm a ScrumMaster for a software firm, and we have a project that is entering its 35th Sprint. While I appreciate the value of Retrospectives, it's becoming progressively more difficult to get good ...
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Agile development for mobile development with Backend server for an Indie developer

Hello I am familiar with Waterfall model I am new to Agile development.... I am trying build a mobile application which makes http calls to server This is my way of building application 1) ...
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How to manage very small, easy tasks in Agile?

Let's say you have a bug on your website. Your developer needs to fix some CSS or something. He estimates it will take him one minute to fix. What is the best way to manage these kinds of tasks? Do ...
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How to split a User Story that spans multiple sprints?

I have a User Story that contains a bunch of tasks, similar to this: User Story: Fix any broken JavaScript in CMS Task: Find and fix broken JavaScript in content Task: Find and fix broken ...
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Can a single resource be in multiple teams for multiple projects?

A single user is mapped to a multiple teams in an organization which is handling multiple projects simultaneously. Can a scrum master assign the tasks to the user who is in multiple teams and multiple ...
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Feature Teams - Project with multiple teams

We are starting a new project that spans multiple teams (squads). I don't really know how to handle this situation. Do you create a new team for this project ? Do you split user stories on both ...
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In a one developer scrum team, can there be multiple tasks in progress

Our scrum master stated that there cannot be more than one tasks in progress when there is only one developer, is it required for an ideal sprint, if yes, then why so?
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Feature team - Chapter size

I work in an organization where we are moving towards feature teams. We have four squads and seven chapters such as web development, api development, back-office development... Prior to this we had a ...
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Can a sprint cycle take 1-3 days?

One of my colleagues says that few e-commerce companies follow a single day agile sprint cycle, as at times they have to be competitive in terms of feature releases and launch new sales campaign, etc. ...
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PBI estimation during grooming session

My question is rather simple: what is your opinion about running backlog grooming session as introduction to sprint planning meeting and estimate PBIs which are clear to the team. From one side it can ...
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Aiming to finish development of sprint a bit early to give testers time

I'm about to start a new development project that our company would like to run in an agile manner. At this stage I am the only developer but it is expected 1-2 more will join in future sprints. ...
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Developers in Scrum Team: ineffective and not functional

I am part of a small company that has 6 developers and 2 support members. this team has been participating in "Agile" development practices for the past 3 years. The Agile/Scrum method has never been ...
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How to make Release Planning more accurate?

I had an interview with one company. They use Scrum, but don’t like rough estimates during Release Planning. So, they asked me, how to make Release Planning more accurate (they don’t want more than 30 ...
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Games development PM - is the CAPM relevant? [closed]

I'm about to enter the third year of my career, and I want to drive my career towards project management in the video game industry (junior and any lower responsibilities role). I have never worked in ...
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How do you employ agility in defining the strategy of a project?

When defining the strategy of a given project based on it's mission to deliver well-defined goals to meet the organization's vision, how do you employ the philosophy of agility as well as it's quality ...
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What does Sprint mean when it comes to Agile/Scrum?

I am new to project management and I have been reading about sprints whenever Scrum/Agile is mentioned. Can someone explain to me what a Sprint is, or at least suggest a good reference on how to ...
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Agile and increased costs

The digital function of the organization is attempting to adopt the agile methodology and this is causing an issue with the perceived increased in costs when due diligence is performed on the initial ...
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Not coding as an IT Project Manager. Developers backbiting

Long story short, for one of the projects I am managing, I am managing an in house team of developers. I am a former developer now PM, and made the move because I disliked commercial programming. In ...
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Managing sprints in a better way

I am trying out Scrum in a project. Usually it is recommended (in Scrum guides) to keep two week sprints for every release. My client is asking to keep sprints to one week and release every Friday. ...
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Kanban / Agile Goes Haywire

I've been practicing Agile and leading a new team for a while in a new organization. Everything works perfectly fine. Task got pulled by the team. Process that is set by the team has been followed by ...
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DSDM Atern or DSDM?

Is the methodology named DSDM or DSDM Atern? A colleague and I are writing reports on agile methodologies and there is a lot of conflicting information available as the latest specification we could ...
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Managing egos of developers

So I am managing a team of people, all working on different tech projects, I am now being given a hard time with the development team for one project because I do not know their project as in depth ...
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What are some Agile Testing Estimation Techniques?

How do Scrum/Agile teams use metrics to estimate testing efforts.
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How to write user stories for our UI development process?

First of all, let me apologize if I make some writing mistakes since english is not my native language. I'm currently working at a UX company as a front-end dev and I'm having some problems trying to ...
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Custom software development, dealing with change requests?

We are currently developing an in house solution. The trouble that we are having is that the main stake holder is cultivating the idea as he goes along, leading to endless change requests. I am ...
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What is a good process to use for project work and issues?

I am trying to improve the Agile process by which a team works. They currently have a Kanban board but they aren't necessarily using it effectively. They have 2 types of tasks: 1) New project work - ...
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How do I write user stories for Testing tasks?

My team follows test driven development, and sometimes extreme programming. If the latter, they would often complete a user story without testing, and then write the tests afterwards. So, if I have ...
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Can I collapse tasks in a specific swimlane?

I would like to collapse tasks in my "DONE" swimlane, as this aggregates a lot of items and quickly forces every project to be very long. This causes me to lose overview over other swimlanes, ...
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Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential - What does this mean?

There are 12 principles behind the Agile manifesto. One is: Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential What is exactly meant by this?
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Selling agile to stakeHolders hostile to change

Have you ever worked with a stakeholder who revelled in being known as the busiest man in the office? Everything is an elevator pitch? They've seen it all. How best to pitch the benefit of going ...
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User story mapping - producer/consumer process

My product has two types of users: producers (i.e., admin panel users) and consumers (end users). Consumers are able to interact with an app and producers are able to process consumers' requests from ...
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All about Spike [duplicate]

What is a Spike? Does it have story/task within the same? How to estimate Spike Need to understand when can we add the same in a sprint and how much time it can maximum be of ?
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What possible issues should we think about when going from one to two scrum teams working on a single project?

Let's say my company has a project, and there's enough work that 10-12 developers are needed, minimum. We want to break up the Scrum team into two separate ones, but this is our first time doing that ...
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Creating 'User Stories' when a developer needs to learn how to use the tech to complete it (Scrum)

So a user story describes what the user wants to achieve. I use trello, here is how I would do it: Epic - Create a home page Story (Trello Card) - 'As a user I want to see sliding images on the top ...
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What is the difference between Epic/Story/Task

I am slightly confused between the three. From my understanding: Epic - Create a web site (T shirt size) (L) Story - Create the Home page (1 point) Task - Create a button on the home page that is ...
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How do I create an accurate burndown chart when my backlog keeps on being updated with new items during sprints?

I am currently managing a software product. I am using scrum/agile. The problem that I am having is that I am unable to create an accurate burn chart, because the backlog keeps on being updated with ...
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1 Hour to 2.5 Long Scrums Every Day - Is this Crazy?

The team has ten developers one development manager one tech lead one project manager over eight projects going on at once everything is top priority Every day there is a hour long call called ...