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In scrum, when do developers typically check their sprint code into production?

Is it prior to the Sprint Review? Does the definition of done include "Code checked into production"? If not, when do they check the changes in? Right now, this is our process: Developers ...
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Release Manager vs Delivery Manager. What's different about the roles?

So I have this confusion about the roles of Release Manager and Delivery Manager. I thought they were the same thing but apparently I'm incorrect in believing that. From what I could piece together, ...
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How should you do long term releases with Kanban?

With Scrum you can try to plan longer releases using team velocity. If the team velocity is 100 Story Points (SP)/Sprint and the Product Backlog has 1000 SP then you can say you can finish in 10 ...
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Giving credit via Scrum or Kanban boards to developers participating in release-management and validation activities

I have a team of developers participating in two week Scrum sprints. We track our sprint progress (code pushes to QA region, bug-fixes, prod-support) in Jira. The team also participates in monthly ...
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Product release process in Agile?

Can anyone please explain the product release process in agile methodology? I have a bit idea about the release plan. Are both same? If any difference are there then kindly speak.
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Decision making between alternatives: methods and tools?

My company is in this situation: low budget few time a lot of idea for new feature So, we need to prioritize feature implementation, only some will be implemented now, some other will be next year, ...
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How to create an agile release plan with product scope already started?

I starting an projects which will use Agile approach, I am creating my road map, the first release with its features. The things is that an app that that one of the developers created by himself ...
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When should be done Backlog Refinement Meeting? [closed]

I am a new PO so please help me or guide to understand this better. Per Scrum Guide, I do Sprint planning, my o/p is sprint goal and sprint backlog. I already come to the meeting with PBs and user ...
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Managing separate releases with common code

My product has following structure: Website, iOS, Android mobile apps, backend. There's a common code that is used by all components above. Say, you have to change a piece of code inside of it (just ...
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What type of assessment/analysis model should I use?

I've been brought into an organization to improve their Release Management. A couple years ago they went through a transition to Agile development. I have two work streams: Run & Improve. Boots ...
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How to manage Cross-teams Roadmaps and high level tasks

Do you have any recommendations to track Roadmaps when working with multiple teams and cross-teams projects? Right now we work with Jira and spreadsheets, so any useful templates or tips for combining ...
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Understanding the relationship between Product Release Plan, MVP, and Roadmap in an Agile environment?

What is the relationship between a "Product Release Plan", a "Minimum Viable Product", and a "Roadmap" in an Agile environment? How are they different? How are they similar? How do they interact? ...
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How to increase the deployment frequency having to cope with a lot of processes?

I am working as a product owner, in a fintech based software company. My development team follows scrum methodology, and 2 weeks sprint. They tried to follow scrum ceremony, but not to do story ...
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In Agile, what do you call the costs of building infrastructure for the first release?

Stakeholders who are new to agile are expecting thin slices of value per each release, so when we start new projects they are confused when we need large infrastructure costs. We minimise the ...
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How to keep track of finished tasks vs deployed tasks in JIRA?

My development team and I have been using release dates (or fixVersions as they are called in JIRA) to keep track of all tickets for our iterative development schedule. However, as our team grows ...
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How can I know if my app is ready for beta release?

I have created an Android app which I think works "good enough" but I have not a large amount of users and not done much user testing. I did the first alpha release last week. Everything works, can I ...
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Jira - How to name a Jira release

We have a Jira project which contains all issues for a single website. The website has several different components, such as the theme and several lambda functions. Each component has their own ...
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Is it correct to create pre-release versions in Jira?

Before production release we make few intermediate versions to help managing test-fix iterations, like: 1.0-alpha1 1.0-alpha2 1.0-beta1 1.0 [edit] Basically those intermediate steps help us relate ...
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Who manages client communications for releases on Scrum team?

I’m a Scrum Master on a relatively new scrum team. Management is wanting Scrum Masters to handle all client communications surrounding the actual release process: compiling the list of issues at the ...
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Can Fixed Scope/Variable Timescale be Agile?

I have an ongoing argument - our delivery manager tried to introduce a "release after 3 sprints" pattern into our teams. Unfortunately, like many businesses, the actual work can be x number of ...
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Team using Waiting for Release column on their kanban board

My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then 'do a release' as appose to releasing each ticket. i.e. they move tickets through the workflow and then put ...
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Why did our process cause us to miss our release date? [closed]

I'm a developer on a team that has just finished some web development work. It was due for a release tomorrow but, as a result of a review by management, needs reworking. This will undoubtedly add a ...
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How do you financially quantify the 'holding cost' of not releasing items until you have a big batch?

In Don Reinertsen's book - Principles of Product Development Flow - the tradeoff between release size (number of stories) and release cost (regression test cost and release cost) is described like ...
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How can we estimate an end date for a project using our whiteboard system?

We are a dev team of 8 without an official PM. Up to now we have organized our workload by always having around 20-40 upcoming tasks pinned to a whiteboard. Basically, it's a table with people's names ...
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Scrum certification for Release manager managing agile releases

I have a query on Agile certification - which one is best for me or would none be best? Basically I'm into release management, driving the day to day activities of a software release from end-to-end. ...
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Who performs a release and how is it estimated?

I have just joined and become the Scrum Master for a team at a company. I came in on the last three days of one of its many sprints. On the last day of the Sprint, they released the increment. This ...
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Team velocity dramatically slows down to the end of a sprint

I have noticed that team velocity sometimes becomes "negative" near to the end of a sprint. There's few trivial story's/bugs left but they took extraordinary effort to finish. Team seem's not to be ...
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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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How do you schedule delivery dates in Scrum?

I've run into a constant issue. When a project starts, the client typically has a list of functionalities to be built in to the application. As a team we would like to follow Scrum. But the next thing ...
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How can I create a visual timeline of User Stories / Epics from an Excel spreadsheet?

Ideally, I'd like to use an Excel spreadsheet to generate the following for me from columns of "User Story", "Start", and "End". Even if it didn't take it from the spreadsheet and I had to enter all ...
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Who plans the items for an iteration/sprint?

In DAD (Disciplined Agile Delivery), who is responsible when for moving work items from the release backlog to the iteration/sprint backlog? I'd say that this is done by the scrum master during the ...
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Do people use sticky notes for release planning still?

There is a perception in our company that Jira and other web tools have replaced the need for having scrum board and sticky notes. Our release planning happens with lot of impromptu big-huddles and ...
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Agile. Release planning. Why do I need stories instead of themes/epics

I'm reading Mike Cohn's book about Agile estimation. At the same time I have a release planning in couple of days. It's going to be 6 months (12 sprints release). We have the ideas about what needs ...
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Why does our Sprint Planning not align with our original Release Plan?

Our scrum team has provided high level estimates for the project we are working during release planning meeting. The team provided guesstimated hours as well as Story points for each of the stories ...
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How frequently can a release happen within a Scrum Sprint?

I am aware that the length of a Scrum Sprint can vary on a case to case basis. This raises the following questions: How can product releases be handled within the Sprint time-box? How frequently can ...
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What is a reasonable strategy for estimating story points for new stories?

The project I'm running is very exploratative in that I don't know very much detail about features in advance. My boss will tell me that he wants feature A and that after feature A is finished, he'll ...
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Prioritizing Features

Question for fellow product owners/product managers. How do you prioritize your features? We are currently trying to develop some common criteria (as objective as possible) that we can use to ...
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Managing Product Releases

I work as a Product Manager in a company focused on GIS Products. Our software development team works on both internal products and clients projects using agile methodologies. I'm having trouble ...
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What techniques are effective for Scrum teams within organizations that do waterfall release planning?

What planning and prioritization techniques are effective for Scrum teams and Product Owners working within an IT organization that uses waterfall planning behaviors at the release level? Are there ...
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How to simulate scenario's of possible project networks based on actual capacity by month?

I have calculated the available capacity in hours by month, taking into account overhead, training, holidays, sick leave, etc. (all based upon historical data and expected holidays during summertime). ...
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