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what are the common reasons for increasing story points of an user story from normal story points?

While estimating the user story, we are giving story points based on complexity. But what if we get unexpected situations like server unreachable, network down, dependent items delayed. Can we ...
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When a development team doesn't want to go through an OKR exercise

I work with multiple teams, whereby the company culture has been somewhat command and control, and also "shielding" the team from any sort of "management", "leadership", ...
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RACI Accountability: How to get alignment when 2 teams feel they should be the Accountable?

Problem statement: I've started on a new team in which there is lack of clarity around roles and responsibilities so I'm leading some RACI definition exercises. For a few key activities, there are two ...
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I'm searching a motivational video about building an MVP in an agile approach on site at a shop

I need to raise motivation of my team and would like to show them that it's possible to build an app from scratch even if requirements are not known in the beginning. The idea is to make them open to ...
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How to automatically log 8 hours on jira every day?

Plain and simple: I need jira to automatically log 8 hours with a predefined description always on the same task, once a day, every working day. If I need to modify it, then I will do it by myself ...
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Should PO define execution order of stories in a Sprint?

In one scrum team, the PO expects stories to be executed in a defined order in the sprint. This PO usually arranges stories in top-down order and expects stories to be executed in the same order. I ...
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4 people, 4 unrelated Tasks. Each person gets one task, based on preferences

Looking for the fairest way to distribute tasks based on preferences. Was thinking of preferential voting, but not sure how to generalize that for multiple people. Here is an example of how a person ...
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how to split a story with cascading side effects

I have a question about story writing, side effects, and splitting stories regarding this example below. The customer requests a feature that requires a relationship change between some entities in ...
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What is bad to have sprint review before finishing sprint?

I just joined a new team, their habit is : sprints of 2 weeks, but, reviews and retrospetives are not in the last day sprint, when they do this ceremonies, they still have half a day of developing and ...
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Our scrum product team is ready to release, but releases are delayed by the creation of training materials and business documentation

I'm working with a product team in a scrum environment developing products for internal workers, and we are experiencing some tension between our team's ability to deliver, and the business' need to ...
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How to make my team follow the Scrum methodology?

I recently joined a new company as a scrum master. I have six years of experience as a web developer and the last two years as a lead developer. I did have some experience and I am quite good as a ...
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How to keep track of tasks that I remember?

I am a software engineer, and some items are always roaming in my brain about the work I am doing like send an email for this user story I may not have correctly understood this requirement I would ...
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Developer -> Product Owner - what skills should focus on in order to make the job transition?

In order to change career from a developer to product owner, what do you think should be the focus on. The developer is a technical person and should make a transition to a customer oriented person/...
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What to do with a team that will never evolve into an agile one?

Does agility assume that any group of people can evolve into an agile team with the help of a Scrum Master, or is it possible that some teams will never evolve and it is therefore not possible for the ...
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How do you as product owner decide that a product is feasible?

You as a product owner just got an idea from a stakeholder and need to decide if it's feasible? What steps should you follow in order to make sure the product is not going to be a total fail? Note: ...
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two key stakeholders - room for one item into sprint

What is the best approach when two key stakeholders ask for 2 separate items and the team has room for just one item into the next sprint?
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How to help developer gain agile mindset

One of the developers on my Scrum team comes from a less agile team than ours. The PO told me that this developer doesn't like to collaborate with the other developers and the PO, and also that he ...
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Can Gherkin style acceptance criteria be used as implementation detail for developers?

I'm talking about using Cucumber's Gherkin style syntax such as GIVEN ... WHEN ... THEN. I read a post and really liked the idea. However, the author doesn't expand on how he uses the "Living ...
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How to properly add or manage a repeated User Story in Auzre DevOps's backlog?

A user story needs to happen each sprint, and I want it to handle it properly - whatever that may mean - within Azure DevOps. I am used to adding user stories for single-issue tickets but have never ...
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How to integrate DevOps people into a Scrum Team?

NB: In our company's internal lexicon, "DevOps" is a role set by our company that means "infrastructure and operations person" rather than standard DevOps. I know it's more of a ...
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Sprint planning estimations and who is involved

In the past but only in 1 team, during the sprint planning, the product owner provided also an estimation for the story discussed, not so much as to use that estimation instead of the developers, but ...
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MS Project (2013): How to assess impact of overtime?

I have set up what I think is a relatively simple 2013 project using the default settings. I start with some manually scheduled milestones at the beginning followed by a bunch of auto-scheduled tasks. ...
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Is Beta period required for Saas Agile?

My apology if this questions is more opinion based but as an answer, can you back it up by provide a link to resources that backup your argument. My team is doing Agile for a Saas software where we ...
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MS Project: Task not adjusting to predecessor dates (auto-scheduled, 0% progress, tried unlinking/relinking etc)

I'm trying to link 2 tasks in Project and having issues with autoschedule. I set the first task to manual and put in the dates. However, when I set the second task to autoschedule and link it to the ...
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Writing an Inception Deck

I am reading the book "The Agile Samurai" and it talks about Inception Decks and Elevator Pitches. I am wondering how to apply it. For example, an Inception Deck is to clarify: why are we ...
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Automatically plan tasks as close as possible to deadline

I am hoping to use MS project to plan our manufacturing. I have added all of the units we need to manufacture for the coming year, as well as their deadline date (the date the units must be ready to ...
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estimating time for a step that has batch process in project management

Im trying to estimate cycle time of a process. For example if I am making widgets where each widget type has different process times. However in one of the steps in the process, it is a batch process ...
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How do I analyze statements of requirements?

I am trying to understand how to create a requirements tree but i'm struggling to understand how to decompose them. If i have the requirement: The system shall be able to achieve 50% uptime. How do ...
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Review of sprint board during the sprint session?

What is the name of the session that the scrum master and PO during the sprint review the sprint board to see and the progress, update the status of the tickets and sometimes include some team members ...
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How to deal with ineffective Product Backlog refinement?

We are following Scrum but our Product Backlog refinement meetings are not successful at all. The Product Owner (PO) presents a story and there are so many open questions and loose ends that we never ...
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Variable costs per unit appears higher than total costs per unit

Trying to solve imagined situation. Have highest and lowest sales quantity and have personnel expenses that are mixed expenses (part is fixed wages; part variable wages - amount depends on sales ...
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ISO Requirement for Risk Acceptance

ISO seems to suggest that there needs to be a risk initial/residual exposure threshold where, if exceeded, there needs to be evidence of "acceptance" by someone with approved authority. The ...
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Is there a term for chained unknown unknowns?

I don’t know if this is the proper place for this question, but here goes. I often find myself in a situation where stakeholders ask how much time remains on a given technical task. The answer to this ...
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How should user stories describing changes be written?

Should a user story that describes changes in an existing feature summarize what is new and what existing functionality should remain, or should user stories define the finished product? If the answer ...
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Measuring Impacts and Risks when modernizing a legacy application

A legacy software application needs to be rewritten to improve performance. This software is used on an hourly basis to bring money to the business. Because of the nature of its importance to the ...
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Can I add a picture/diagram in a requirement?

I got the feedback of my first specification, one of the proofreader commented for clarification on one of the requirements (a concept hard to grasp i admit). Can I add an explanation and a diagram in ...
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Skill Matrix with various Technology [closed]

I am creating a skill matrix for my team in a excel sheet. My team consists of Developers & Testers. I've included Technologies (like Phyton, cobol etc), Testing, Tools (jira) & Methodology (...
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Determining which domain a problem falls into in the Cynefin framework falls into which domain itself?

The Cynefin framework is a tool to help leaders determine which 'domain' a problem falls into which they seek to solve. Proponents of the framework argue that the approach towards solving a problem ...
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Should we write Acceptance Criteria of a User story before Starting with UX/UI Designs?

I am currently working as a Business Engineer/Product owner in a company. We follow agile methodology. I want to discuss the challenges I faced during the Design and Development Process. As a Business ...
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Story Points given by task owner leads to disagreement

Hypothetically speaking There's one big project that requires involvement from different members - infrastructure, backend, frontend, security, etc. The members are working a flavour of Scrum using ...
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Do project managers negotiate contracts with clients?

It looks pretty reasonable that a person who manages the project should be involved in this project right from the start and clearly understands all the conditions of doing business with a client, ...
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Cross-functionality is not scalable. Is there evidence that it is optimal for scrum teams, or did CF just become popular due to low "management cost"?

Is cross-functionality a concept that bleeds in any sufficiently big software-architecture? Due to an organizational restructuring, we have been working in a cross-functional software-development ...
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Can a requirement be linked to another requirement?

I have a requirement listing a few rules and needs in my performance specification. I need to add two rules already covered by two requirements a bit farther in the document in this list. Can a ...
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Jira: Burndown for number of issues assigned to an epic?

We have a Kanban project and I would like to have a rather simply report, but it seems like I cannot do this with Jira itself!? What I want: A burndown chart showing the number of open issues related ...
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Should I write the performance or the architectural specification first?

I am a master student and got a project I need to manage from the start to the end (first time). I am the only one working on it. I just ended the information search phase and now the specifications ...
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How can I view watchers for a project?

I am a Jira admin. For some reason, in one of our projects, anytime a new issue is created there is one person that is automatically added as a watcher. I'm trying to determine why this is happening. ...
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Scrum: What do Developers do after all tickets have made it to QA?

Let's say the sprint goal is to deliver V.2 of a software. Development does their thing, moving items from In Progress to Peer Review. Developers review their peer's work and move items to QA. Let's ...
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What is the purpose of the daily Scrum standup meeting?

I have a daily standup meeting with about 20 people. I only work with 2 of these 20 people. When it is my turn to stand up, I say what I've done and what I will do; it takes me about a minute. For the ...
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What are alternatives to having graphic designers work in advance of developers?

The product we work on (a mobile game) depends on graphic designers to design and create artwork that goes into the user interface. We are working incrementally on new features for the game, and each ...
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repeating processes and then making changes in MS projects

IN excell "=" duplicates the original cell ( does not copy once off) so if the original cell changes the duplicate cell also changes. How do I do the same when I repeat a process a multiple ...
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