Questions tagged [agile]

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Agile team (scrum) with a doubled backlog

I'll give the context first: 8 DEV + 2 QA team working Agile, more specifically Scrum. We use Jira for the project backlog and AzureDevops for code. Every story is tracked in Jira and we also create ...
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What to do with incomplete User Stories

We groomed and planned our sprint to the best of our abilities. Now the Development Manager, Director, Product Owner, and the rest of the Scrum team would like to review what got Done during the ...
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How much project management is a software developer supposed to do?

To not be too broad to begin with, the direct question would be: Is it expected that a developer should continuously remind project manages of a feature not implemented because he lacks resources ...
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When “taking it to the team” should we seek consensus?

Is consensus required for a self-organising team to make a decision? How do we know that a decision is made? When we as Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters servant lead teams and help them make decisions,...
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Approval gates in Agile delivery teams

Our business unit is currently transforming into an agile organization, forming long-lived product/process-centric teams - I will refer to them as squads. However, coming from a very governed, gated, ...
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Project-Based Scrum - is it normal to structure Scrum Teams around projects?

My company suddenly introduced a new change to our workflow. They call it Project-Based Scrum (they claim that this Scrum is the real Scrum by the book). So how this thing works: There will be ...
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Driving Changes on a peer-to-peer level

This site is called "Project Management". I am unsure if my current context fits. I am a scrum master. This means I am not "higher" or "lower" than anyone in my team. We work on a peer to peer level ...
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Single Jira project for multiple Scrum teams

We're going to develop a Java web application (frontend + backend's microservices) using several Scrum development teams. One team is resposible for the core product modules (microservices). Some ...
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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

My Scrum team needs an API to retrieve data. It's not overly complicated, essentially its just one request that gets sent to the API and then the API returns some data. This is the end of the journey. ...
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How does your functional resource work during iterations?

I'm curious how other teams include the functional role (business analyst, designer, etc.) in iterative development. I'm working with what is referred to as functional analyst - they are ...
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What is a good structure for an enterprise agile transformation proposal? [closed]

I have been asked to create a 7 slide presentation or 7 page document to a newly formed Agile Taskforce, who reports directly to the CEO of a large organisation. I know the moderators on here are ...
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How to deal with recurring tasks in a sprint?

We are working on a software product which by now requires about 40% of our capacity maintenance work like e.g. manually checking data per day. What would be the recommended way on dealing with those ...
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How should a Scrum master handle disagreements about story-point estimates in Scrum?

For example : Some see its userstory (e.g. 2 points) and others see technical complications and judge that the story should be 20 points. The 2-point voters say, "I understand your opinion, but don't ...
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How can I make sure that the development team understand the importance of the Scrum ceremonies?

I heard a comment the other day from a team in our organization As soon as release pressure increase the scrum ceremonies gets neglected I thought to maybe have a chat with scrum master and have ...
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Moving to new team - Kanban + weekly meetings?

To highlight a bit about the team, we work by providing a service to business teams and we constantly have to manage workload. Some of our work is big changes that take a couple of weeks, some of it ...
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MVP v. Phase 1 terminology

I am in a group that is insisting the deliverable after MVP be called Phase 1. This is causing a lot of confusion across the program. Is this a common practice? Is there documentation that makes a ...
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Strategies For Reducing Black Hole User Stories

We have several user stories that have spilled over into multiple sprints. Some of them are fairly large and complex, requiring very high level of understanding of a) what we want, and b) the granular ...
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Product Owner and Scrum Master role during standup

Should a Product Owner and Scrum Master communicate what they have done yesterday, are doing today and their impediments in the standup like the developers? My view is that the standup should be ...
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Capacity Driven Sprint Planning

I have recently taken over as Scrum Master for a team. I plan on implementing capacity driven sprint planning. The challenge is, we have several User Stories (that should've been classified as Tasks ...
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How can I prevent this software outsourcing project from failing?

This is a bit long, but I think it's important I give all the details. I am an intermediate Software Engineer at my company who has been tasked with outsourcing a software development project. It's a ...
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How to estimate delivery date with unidentified tasks

Given a software project which is complete when all of its deliverables are delivered, in which each deliverable has sub-deliverables, in which each sub-deliverable has multiple tasks assigned to it ...
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How do you plan a sprint with disproportionate Devs/QA members ratio?

How do we plan a sprint in which we have 5 developers constantly coding and only 1 QA to test the output? Basically QA ends up to be the bottleneck in every sprint. One option is hire more Was but ...
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How to keep part-time members of an agile software development team informed?

TL;DR I'm looking for a recommended way of updating team members in their days off so that they are more or less informed of the changes in the product, the process or the company. Full Story ...
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How to calculate ROI of a necessary feature to an existing sytem?

I have a business system that works well and is currently in maintenance mode, using up maybe 5% annually of its original cost. So if it was 1,000 hours of development early on, annually we work on it ...
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Points, Hours, Capacity

Let's say we work in two week sprints. The team has 6 developers. 8 hours per day, 10 days, multiplied by 6 would equal total 480 hours. Multiply that by .7 to get at an ideal developer day and you ...
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How can a scrum master evaluate his work?

As the scrum master is a mentor and guide for a team, the team trusts the scrum master to lead them on the right path to "being" agile. But how can a scrum master be sure of the same? Each team is ...
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How to break jobs down into subtasks in projects (i.e. an Angular-Node.JS application)?

I am a new learner in web application field using Angular and Node.JS technologies. I watched some courses on Coursera for months and could create a Not-Bad web application for myself, but want I wish ...
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Aren't stakeholder expected to adopt an agile mindset when working in a Scrum framework?

What is expected of the stakeholders when it comes to being agile? Since collaboration is at the heart of agile, shouldn't the adoption of agile values be present on both sides? As per my ...
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What can a Scrum Master do in a team that has mastered scrum?

There's no doubt about Scrum being difficult to master. But if a team has been practicing it for quite a while and if the scope for streamlining the process or improvement is little to none, what role ...
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In an Azure DevOps work item Excel file, how do I assign parent without having to see closed siblings?

I'm using the "Teams" tab provided by MS in Excel to add repeating Azure DevOps User Stories (US), i.e. work that needs to be done every sprint (don't ask). This seems to be the recommended approach ...
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Requirements traceability in agile?

If an organization is regulated, it has pass the audit and show that it has implemented a "requirements traceability". Which means it has documented the path from specific requirement to a code change ...
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In Agile project management, how do we estimate the completion date to win a contract?

Let's say we want to get a contract. A customer describes what he wants and asks us for when we provide them a completed product. We are going to use Scrum. How do we calculate the amount of time we ...
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Any research of the accuracy of Story Points?

One of the main questions about Story Points is what is their accuracy. Has any research or survey been performed to analyse their precision? For example what is the accuracy of the completion date ...
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Definition of a Story Point [closed]

As far as I'm aware there's no definition of Story Points and how to compare them. Each person in a team may have his personal understanding of the correlation between an effort and Story Points. Isn'...
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Inneficient Sprint Retrospective Reports

Does anyone know references in literature that explore the issue of inefficient Sprint Retrospectives? I think that almost everyone had already experienced it, but I can´t find reports of experiences ...
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Can sprint backlog change while sprint is running?

We work on offshore-onsite model and have two scrum masters. Debate started between both SM's with swapping item in the sprint when the sprint is running. Our product owner identified a new critical ...
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Slowing down of an agile team as the development progresses

Let's consider an agile software project. In the beginning of a project each Story can be implemented quite quickly because the code base is small, there're few dependecies between different parts ...
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Does Jira Kanban offer measurement reports?

What are the gadgets, reports or metrics available in Jira Kanban that are useful for management reporting and to measure team performance? Is there a way to get throughput, cycletime and lead time ...
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User Stories in backend/frontend teams working for clients

We are a small software agency (15 people), currently using Jira, and implementing some Scrum practices more rigorously. But we're struggling with understanding how User Stories would help some ...
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Kanban Estimation using Littles Law

I am new to Kanban, I am aware that Kanban is a flow system and estimation is optional. My stakeholders have requested the following: Provide a delivery date for the remaining items (WIP)? If the ...
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Team of full stack developers with a specialist in some technology

We have a team of full stack developers and one specialist UX expert. We had enough work for everyone, now as we approach release we hardly have any UX work. Eventually I am left with two options, ...
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Interactions between agile teams in a software company

We try to use Kanban in our development project. Our team is one of many other agile development teams in our company. The other teams may use either Scrum or Kanban or something else (sometimes ...
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Daily StandUp in a small co-located team

Let's suppose we have a small development team: a front-end developer, a back-end developer and a tester working in the same room and therefore able to communicate freely throught a day. Is it ...
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Burn Down Chart : What is the definition of work done in Scrum

I am running a Scrum Project. I am using JIRA as well as TFS as my Agile Work tracking tools. In JIRA I created an 8-point story. The story was completed on the 8th day in a 10 workday Sprint. Sub-...
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In an Agile team, should developers perform testing?

It was generally considered that developers develop and testers test. Is it right for an Agile team? For example, in Scrum, should developers take tester's tasks in the end of a Sprint to help ...
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Scrum Master Responsibility : Removing Impediment for the team vs being a middle man

As per the scrum guide, the scrum master's responsibility towards the team is to remove the roadblocks. But what extent should he go? I am not sure if the SM should go any extent and (maybe even) ...
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One person on multiple teams in agile

I am looking into ways to implement an agile framework in an academic context. In this context it is not possible to come up with a situation where a team has all necessary roles needed to ship a ...
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What exactly is sprint goal while working on Maintenance/Support defects

For a support project the sprints contains defects and hardly any enhancements, does sprint goal or increment still be applicable? For e.g. my upcoming sprint has 3 defects: Defect 1 : Screen ...
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In Agile project management, do you keep everything in Jira or maintain some documents? [closed]

I'd like to know about agile project management practices - do you keep everything in Jira or do you create and maintain any external documents (Requirements, Project schedule, Definition of done, ...
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Scrum / Nexus - Scrum of Scrums and Daily Nexus Scrum - Clarifications [closed]

How you guys resolving problem that during SOS/DNS devs making dial in and clarifying things with Product Owner? What can rootcause of this? - Bad grooming? I think this is bad practice

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