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How to organize a software development team so 20 people are on two scrum teams?

We have a software development team, working on an independent product, made up of 20 people of varying roles, located in India. One of our goals is to treat this product team as a separate entity, ...
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Should we put internal team tasks into Product Backlog?

Developer Team always has internal tasks (such as environment improvements, process improvements and so on). Sometimes they can be related with current project, sometimes not. There is no problem, if ...
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How to improve a Scrum-Team with a Product Owner who lacks authority

I'm the new Scrummaster of a Team that develops a software for a customer outside our company. This is my first time working as Scrummaster, I have no background in this field. Our company is just a ...
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Do you include testing in the original estimate?

Our dev team estimates work in hours, but we do not include any testing time in the original estimate. For example if the devs say an item will take 4 hours that will become our estimate for that ...
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Breaking Down a Code Review of a Prototype

I'm the Product Owner on a project, which is essentially the integration of a new technology into an existing product. A prototype has been written by an external developer and we are now tasked with ...
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Committing the Product Owner to a sprint backlog with a contract

A short introduction to the question: I'm a Scrum Master in a small web development organization (10 employees) and we do a lot of projects that'll last for 3 or 4 sprints, with an average duration of ...
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From user stories to product, where and when to do graphic design?

We are taking our first steps in the Agile development world, and while we have a long path to follow, I'm having difficulties incorporating our graphic designer in the development process. The ...
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How can we continuously integrate new features when the PO only determines whether a feature is “done” at the end of each Sprint?

My team is having an issue with integrating software product features. Specifically, when do features get pull requested into our integration branch of code? Currently our understanding is: The ...
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What can we do without a clear Product Owner or stakeholder on the client's side?

In some of the projects my team works on, there are no stakeholders or it's unclear who the actual Product Owner is on the client's side. For example, we have to write user stories and acceptance ...
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Which guidelines are applicable for a single Scrum Team managing multiple backlogs?

Does the Agile community have recommended processes for a single Scrum Team managing tasks coming in from multiple backlogs? Context and Problem One Scrum Team One Scrum Master Delivering value to ...
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Managing a project with the Boss/Owner as a Development Team Member

A friend of mine has come up with a great idea for a product. He has gathered up a group of friends, who think the idea rocks, and is well on the way to convincing them(/us) to donate 16 hours/week ...
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Product owner for SaaS app

I am developing a SaaS app using Scrum and wondering if there are any best practices when it comes to having multiple "Product Owners". This is because I am working with some "users" who will help ...
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Does a Product Owner submit to Change Control before re-grooming Product Backlog?

In your experience, have you found it beneficial to enforce Change Control upon a Product Owner after the Product Backlog has been agreed? IE If he/she wishes to change the scope by adding in/taking ...
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Can a Scrum Master be the Product Owner in Scrum

I would like to know if a Scrum Master can be the Product Owner in Scrum?
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Can the product owner remove user stories?

As a product owner, can I completely remove a story from the Product Backlog? I know everybody can add stories at anytime to the product backlog, but is the PO's only way to remove a story to put it ...
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Career Progression from Product Owner

I work for a multinational IT consultancy firm that has a number of 'software assets' that it sells and develops for its clients. I started with the company straight out of University in a software ...
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Green light presentation for a project

I'm working on a project to be pitched to a owner who needs to greenlight the production. I'm wondering if there is any format to follow for the presentation. Since, this is first time I'm making ...
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When is the best time to create story tasks?

I have a team of developers who are relatively new to Agile and sprints (approx. 5 months now). Every time I walk into their sprint planning session, I do not like what I see. It's absolute silence ...
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Can we have a Sprint Zero with no deliverable code?

According to Ken Schwaber, “The minimum plan necessary to start a Scrum project consists of a vision and a Product Backlog. The vision describes why the project is being undertaken and what the ...
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Is it OK for a Scrum Master to allow a developer to work on a story not prioritized by the Product Owner, if it is on own time?

Here is the story (no pun intended): The Product Owner had a fairly common feature prioritized in the second sprint. It was estimated with low story points. The story was completed and in testing ...
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Organisation fails to deliver a Product Owner

I am working in a Scrum-team that has been developing software for the past year. The organisation isn't used to agile product development and initially provided a weak product owner who was chosen ...
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In SCRUM is it okay to have a separate 'product owner' per story?

We have stories coming into the backlog from various business area owners, like product support, marketing, partner integration, etc. We have one Product Owner that manages overall backlog priority ...
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Should Product Owner be a separate job in Waterfall project

Working for a large waterfall project (+180 members) and although we are about to ship the 1.0. Our client is asking us to work on the next major release (parallel development). Since those new major ...
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How should a Product Owner in a Scrum framework deal with client requests that differ from the PO's preferred UCD approach?

Let's say that our Product Owner decides to take the path of User Centered Design (UCD). So, instead of looking at what the client wants he looks at what the end user wants. How do you convince the ...
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How to involve the whole team in choosing the next project?

I work in a startup where there is a huge list of projects/epics to do. Of course, we have to choose which are the best ones (the most valuable) in order to launch a release for this project. Even if ...
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Can a Product Owner be a developer in Scrum?

Can a Product Owner be a developer in Scrum? In theory, yes, but is it recommended by Scrum?
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Product Owner depending too much on the team

I am a Scrum Master for two different teams. The product owner of one of the teams left recently, so we have a new product owner. The team is fairly experienced with the product. Since the product ...
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In an agile consultancy, is the Client the Product Owner?

I'm interested in understanding how agile project management differs between a single product-focused team and a digital agency or software development consulting firm. For starters, in a situation ...
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In Scrum, should we have a Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) stage by the Product Owner?

In our Agile/Scrum process, should we have a Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) stage when the Product Owner looks at what has been developed and acknowledges that it meets all acceptance criteria?
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Managing a Product Owner in a not-yet-agile organization

When my company was acquired, my 20-person development team gained a Product Owner who is energetic, engaged, and extremely idealistic. While many of the programmers on our team are familiar with ...
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Is “what browser do we have to support” in SCRUM an impediment or a user story?

The PO defined a user story, roughly saying: "As an employee want to use functionality X in our web interface". The functionality is well defined and for internal use in a large company, but during ...
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Should Product Owner be present on all retrospectives?

As a scrum master I will join new development team. Some additional information about environment: The team works iteratively, but they don't do any retrospectives, Previous scrum master (I'd ...
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Learning curve to writing user stories in the real world

How many user stories does it roughly take before a product owner has a basic fluency in writing user stories? Meaning that the idea of writing user stories has moved beyond theory, rough execution, ...
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Product Owners- Tips for engaging non-Engineering in the agile process

From my experience, in mid to large size software companies, agile most often grows out of the eningeering organization. Either grass roots up, from the team level, or exec sponsored from the ...