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Questions tagged [scrum]

For questions about using or implementing the Scrum framework.

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Understanding Azure devops burndown

I do not understand why the burndown is looking like it is. Remaining work is higher than capacity - but in the details remaining work is lower than remaining capacity. Can anyone help?
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Shared resources in the Spotify model

A company is trying to adopt the Spotify model, with tribes, squads, chapters etc. They came up with around 6-7 tribes. However they have a part of it, UX/UI that is needed on an ad-hoc basis from ...
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How to manage framework changes?

I'll try to be concise so as to not make this into a blog post. If there are specific questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them. Basically I'm interested in what methodologies people ...
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Measuring team capacity for upcoming sprint on a Scrum Team

As a Scrum Master, I have been tasked with helping the team understand its capacity for an upcoming sprint. This capacity, along with the product backlog, the latest increment, and past team ...
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Planning a sprint after reduced team strength

We have seven people team and their running velocity is ~50 points(2 weeks sprint). Now due to change in business focus, we have to reduce team size from 7 to 4. How do we plan current sprint? ...
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What to do with a Product Owner who is not able to understand the role

I am a ScrumMaster for a team of developers and QA's with a Product Owner. I have tried unsuccessfully for the last year to get the PO to understand what the role of the PO entails and he just does ...
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When is it appropriate for a Scrum Master to raise low performance of team members to management?

I am the ScrumMaster of an engineering team. My opinion is that 2 of the team members are not performing at a level which I would expect. This opinion is formed with the following information: Daily ...
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How to run an effective agile team within a rules based organisation

How to align an Agile team's working agreements within the boundaries ("rules") set by the organisation. e.g. manager says you have to be at work at 10am and can only leave after 5pm. you have ...
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How to utilize resources effectively in cross-functional scrum teams?

I agree on an idea of making teams cross-functional. However, I doubt that resources may not utilize effectively when the nature of the work varying sprint to sprint. For example, There are database ...
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Need help- Documentation for non-technical people using Agile.

Now we are using Agile and hardly create BRD\FRD, we create user stories, and all this is good for everyone working in the same department. Including the stakeholders. However, if I would like to ...
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Is it possible to be agile with a highly technical project?

I'm working on a small (4-6) team on a project that involves creating a machine learning model to predict the outcome of sports matches real-time. This also involves scraping the data and storing it ...
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Business days calculation for the sprint

Our team is new to agile. We are in the phase of defining the rules for sprint planning. To start, we are keeping our Sprints at 2 weeks (10 business days). Let's say there is a public holiday in a ...
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Is it fine to pick stories in the current sprint which have external dependency?

We have a separate scrum(front-end) team to handle UI requirements. Sometimes due to urgencies, we end up picking stories in the current sprint which depend on the front-end team. Whenever ...
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How will handle the user story as part of change request ?

We have implemented a feature as per the discussion with product manager. But there is a requirement change from the customer. So how will handle this request ? For example : I have created a user ...
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Managers pulling up team members individually

Does anyone have any suggestions for the following scenario: We have a Scrum Team and the organisation has decided to work in this fashion. Some of the team members report to different managers. We ...
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Product Owner is requesting a “confidence check” for reaching the MVP - How to in a Scrum project?

We're in a quite complex software engineering project with lots of unknowns due to new technologies involved that the Team has never applied nor have comparable experience. Due to these risks the ...
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Optimal seating arrangements for scrum team [closed]

What is the optimal seating arrangement for a scrum/agile/kanban team other than next to each other. I have a bank of 4 desks face to face another 4 desks and have the opportunity to move the team ...
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Change of business focus after a sprint has started

If we start a sprint with a specific goal and the user stories to support that goal, then the business changes their immediate requirements during that sprint. This may be because of a client ...
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Project management software with filtered client access [closed]

We're currently using Trello to track our scrum based software development. We have a few clients which have access to different boards on Trello. Managaging the tasks between boards has become ...
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How to handle large R&D projects using Scrum (or any other agile framework)

In addition to our regular software development tasks we have some large R&D tasks which we find difficult to fit into our scrum framework. The main issue is that there is absolutely no user ...
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What is the origin of the term “Product Owner” in Scrum?

Or phrased differently: Why is the role called Product Owner? I spent some hours researching the term's etymology, but I haven't been particularly successful, which is why this question came to be. ...
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Organizing Scrum team around microservices

Current status: We have the term of (service owner), where all microservices distributed among developers, and each service has a developer as (service owner). In the sprint, each developer is working ...
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Is it necessary for the whole team to participate in the Sprint Review in Scrum?

Scenario Before changing to Scrum, we usually performed some type of review with the Project Manager (now Product Owner), the Project Lead of the development team and the stakeholders. Our ...
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Is it possible to remove Stories during a Sprint in Scrum?

Scenario In our organization, we use velocity to forecast the amount of possible work in a Sprint. Sometimes, based on the Team's average velocity, we add extra features not related to the Sprint ...
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PO likes to organise refinements during the Daily Scrum - therefore hanging the time/place of the daily

So - I'm a SM - my Product Owner likes to organise refinements in the morning. His logic is that such meetings at the beginning of the day don't collide with a thought process when a developer is in ...
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Should we start a sprint review with no business value stories in Scrum?

Scenario In some cases, specially at the beginning of a new product, we have a sprint entirely with architectural user stories with no business value but necesary to the product to be sucessful. We ...
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Hot swapping stories

Is it acceptable to swap out stories from the current sprint to the backlog and replace them with stories of the same estimate size from the backlog, because of changing priorities in the business? ...
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Can you change the end date of a sprint?

Ideally we commit to work being completed and releasable by the time the sprint finishes. However sometimes things happen or estimating is a little bit out. If we are approaching the end date of a ...
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Which is a best suitable agile methodology for ongoing products? [closed]

We are a product based company. Which is a best suitable agile methodology for ongoing products? Its like we have to keep improving our products to stay competitive. Looks like its never-ending thing.
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Does project manager(PM) have any role to play in large-scale projects developed under Scrum framework?

Does project manager(PM) have any role to play in large scale projects developed under Scrum framework? Consider that multiple scrum teams will be executing the project.
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Is it fine to correct an estimation of a story during execution?

During execution of sprint, should team allowed to change estimation of a story in following scenarios. During execution When a story is finished Re-estimate in absence of Product Owner(PO)
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What to do with unexpectedly blocked story in scrum?

We have a low-pointed story which was dev-complete but, during testing, revealed a problem. In investigating the problem it was discovered that an external party will be required to deliver a fix. The ...
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Can I break down a vertical story into horizontal tasks?

My team and I are implementing Scrum in our project. We are at the phase of dividing user stories into tasks to assign to each developer. I understand the concept of Slicing the Cake where a user ...
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Small team in large team, using two boards in JIRA

We have one large project running at the company where I work as a developer. We have developers from different teams involved (different companies even), testers, analysts and whatnot. This large ...
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What to do when capacity is reduced in the middle of the Sprint? (e.g. Sick Leave)

A developer had to take unplanned days off in the middle of the Sprint, causing an impact of less hours in the original capacity. It is possible to measure this in hours (e.g. 2 days = 16 hours). So, ...
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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

We know the daily meeting and the backlog refinement is inevitable to have out from in the sprint timebox, but we don't know, for example in a two-week sprint, if the sprint planning, review and ...
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What Scrum especify when the time of the sprint planning is exhausted before you finish with all task?

Scenario In some cases, we cannot complete all the task in the 4 hour that scrum specify by a 2-week sprint. This may be caused by a bad previous refinery, uncertain work or just big changes reveal ...
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Is a good Scrum practice to meassure the developer team by the story points completed at the end of the sprint?

We have new teams working on scrum and they estimates all the points of a several ammount of stories. But, at the beggining, they have no reference of how ammount of points could be delivered in two-...
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How to schedule back and front-end developers based on story points?

We are used to create multiple sub-tasks for each user story and provide each sub-task with an estimate in hours and assignee (back or front-end). With the following outcome: Total estimated time ...
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In scrum, does it ever make sense to hire a product owner?

I have seen a scrum team trying to hire a product owner. They advertise for scrum skills, and experience. Does it make sense to hire a product owner from outside the company? If I do what skills ...
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How to break down an 8 point story into smaller stories in Scrum?

My team and I are struggling with breaking down a user story that we have estimated to be 8 points. The user story is : "A user can sign up to the app using a registration form so that he is ...
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What can I constructively say when looking at the Sprint Burndown

During our daily standup we examine our Sprint Burndown to look at how we're getting on against the goal line. I often struggle for constructive things to say about the graph and tend to resort to: ...
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Is Team member sharing possible in Scrum during a Sprint?

During the current Sprint, my Team is doing mostly front-end tasks, I don't have any tasks, because I do back-end. My Scrum Master says that I have to pick up tasks from another Team. Question: Is ...
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How should we implement and keep track of recurring or intangible retrospective action items?

Our Product/Tech team has been transitioning towards Agile project management in the last year or so, and we hold daily standups, weekly planning meetings and biweekly retrospective meetings. We also ...
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Could stories be always independent?

I have one user story that is dependent on a technical story: User story: A user can add a product from the database to his profile Technical story: Products need to be entered in the database by ...
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Difference between Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager

What is the difference between a Scrum Master and Agile Delivery Manager and how can I bridge the gaps. Perhaps you could recommend books, courses or podcasts.
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Workshops/methods for increasing team autonomy?

Does anyone have any proven ideas/methods/workshops for increasing autonomy and accountability in a Scrum/Agile team. I have used the following thus far: Definition of done Working agreements Roles &...
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How to address the “definition of done” in Scrum?

We have a starting team using scrum and we understand the value of establish a clear "definition of done" in our development. We have selected the set of things or processes a task must have to ...
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How much time should be given for investigating bugs/user stories for a sizing session

How much time should a developer spend on investigating bugs/user stories for sizing in a sprint? Currently we have 2 sizing sessions and a developer has time (time-boxed at 5min) to investigate and ...
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What to do with a PO who manages, directs and controls the team

I am a ScrumMaster for a team of 7 devs/qa's. I am struggling to coach my PO / get through to my PO. On one hand he is very keen to be a PO and work in the way a PO works but he just doesn't really ...