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The contradictions between agile approach and the growth of individual team member

Agile approach in project management has become more popular than ever, where it emphasizes T-shaped talents in the team and value cross-functionality a lot in team members. I wonder does it ...
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How are department wide technical decisions made and enforced within and across SAFe Scrum Teams?

My Scrum Team works within the SAFe framework. I raised an issue with technical leadership for decision making when I realized I [in my role as a Scrum Developer] had no answers or ideas. Our unit [...
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How many Nexus Integration Teams?

With 19 scrum teams. The PO selects 6 goals for the sprint. Cross Team Refinement shows multiple dependencies across all 6 goals. The scrum teams plan and it's achievable. Multiple Dependency Charts ...
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What is a Scrum master to do when management do not support Agile and Scrum?

Scrum has come out of R&D. The organisation has scaled significantly. The organisation recruited more developers, Scrum masters and product owners (POs) and more managers. All of the managers talk ...
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Who is responsible for getting 2 senior developers from different teams to agree on design?

Recently a heated discussion happened between 2 senior developers. The 2 could not agree on a design. This resulted in work not beginning. I as a Scrum Master was not involved and it was not one of my ...
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Who is responsible for ensuring that the Product Owners are professional and understand how to do their job well?

I've seen many bad patterns appearing over the years, one is converting Project Managers into Product Owners. In my current org Scrum Masters are not involved in the recruiting of Product Owners, ...
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What should the Scrum Master do when the Product Owner tries to add more items to the Sprint?

Sprint planning has completed, sprint goals set, all is well. 2 days in the PO asks the lead developer if they could add a new item into the sprint, "it's an easy fix" "another team ...
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Who should ensure that the project with one product uses 1 PO and 1 Product Backlog?

Management are involved. They want to split the product into multiple streams but it's still one product. Management have introduced multiple Product Owners and given then a stream each. The Scrum ...
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What framework is suited for new product development which are more research and development sort of?

I am working on multiple projects. One of the projects is all about research and development. Like the developer cannot give me the timelines for when it will be finished. Also, the developer doesn't ...
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Should we take into account scope changes to the Sprint to measure the team efficiency?

My question is about scope changes to the sprint after stating it. The Scrum guide says this about adaptation: A Scrum Team is expected to adapt the moment it learns anything new through inspection ...
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How to move tickets to next sprint in Jira to have correct time counting?

Suppose we have a ticket with estimation of 4 units and this ticket was half done in one sprint and half done in next one. Should we do re-estimation and when? Don't re-estimate. Change estimation ...
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How can I effectively manage a ticket which needs developers from multiple teams?

I'm a new project coordinator. My company is developing a telemedicine - AI mobile software. We have the AI team, the Back-end team (as BE) and the front-end team (we call them Mobile). So each time ...
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Kanban flow of front-end / back-end user story

My team is currently splitting up our work in front-end and back-end related tickets, which I found out to be against agile. So, I am currently thinking about the flow of our Kanban board when working ...
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Ticket must be worked immediately, and definitely won't make it to Done by end of sprint

It's the second to last day of sprint. Something comes in from the field that is critical. It will take approximately 2 days to complete. It will not be complete by end of sprint. Other items that are ...
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Blockers, impediments & dependencies

I am finding that blocker is an emotionally loaded word. Impediments and dependencies are not much better. Invariably there is always a person at the end of a blocker and no-one wants to be "...
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Who decides if something should NOT be injected into a sprint?

On some teams, I've seen it be a combination of OPS and Product Management stating that either new/missed requirements came in, or bugs are severe enough to warrant injection. The Scrum team then does ...
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According to scrum, how do you handle troubleshooting problems in an application as a developer?

Maybe if I give a couple of examples it will explain my question better. I am a Lead Developer and I've noticed that frequently it's difficult to estimate the amount of time troubleshooting and ...
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How to deal with people who are not motivated?

I am a Scrum Master of a team in a department that has gone through a lot of changes. My team isn't motivated to work or even engage in problem solving discussion. I have tried to do retros, feedback ...
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Blockers and Impediments

At our standup, I always ask about blockers and impediments and sometimes this results in other members of the team offering help. Sometimes it turns into a rant which isn’t terrible but does ...
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Why does it take time to implement Scrum properly?

Proper Scrum implementation requires three things: an experienced Scrum Master, a mature team, and management who give the Scrum Team some breathing space. In most organizations there is one or two ...
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How should we capture "non-implementation" work?

Currently we don't capture non-implementation stories and treat any research, analysis, release, and support work as team overhead. This makes it very difficult to predict team velocity. What is the ...
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What is most important when preparing the first retrospective for a new team?

We recently started the development on a new project. We kicked of with part of the team with a sprint zero including mostly technical setup and some clarification of interfaces. Now we will be ...
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How can I close an Epic with open defects?

I have an Epic. Some defects are closed, but one defect is still opened and deferred until the next release. How can I close the current Epic since one ticket is still not closed?
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How pushy should a scrum master be?

My Scrum team has given me feedback that I should not be as dogmatic about Scrum and Agile as I currently am. I should “relax” and integrate more with how the company does things. I am happy to do ...
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How to sync across teams e.g. releases

I am a Scrum Master for a team which I think are quite mature in terms of Agility. They have raised an impediment of having too many synchronisation meetings with individuals from other teams and the ...
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Is splitting user stories into versions a valid approach?

My questions is about splitting a story into versions. For example, we might have a story to allow a user to upload a file to a server. The first iteration of the story is usable by the customer but ...
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Can our team perform Sprint Reviews using JIRA?

I want to make a Sprint Review for one of my Sprints using JIRA. I have no idea whether this can be created on JIRA. Can the Sprint Review for a Sprint be done in JIRA?
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When should a user story be marked as "blocked" and not "To-do"

In 1 sprint, we are having 2 user stories. One is for design and one is for coding/development based on the design. We are having different statuses in Jira like To-Do, Blocked, In Progress, etc. Now, ...
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Capture burned (story) points for a partially complete task moved to next sprint

If a sprint starts and a story has an estimation of e.g. 8 and at the end of the sprint the story for some reason has not completed, if I move it to the next sprint with the story points updated e.g. ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to speak to a developer about his delays?

What would be the right approach to have as a Scrum Master to speak to a developer about him being late in the office everyday (we show up between 9:30 and 10 in the morning, it is not a clear rule ...
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How should tasks be named in the Kanban approach?

I'm currently working on an "End of Studies" project with a friend. We are making this inside an IT company. We chose Kanban because, for us, it would be a great moment to try something new ...
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How do you plan for Production Support in velocity-based sprint planning

In capacity-based sprint planning, a calculation can be performed in order to build in production support hours by having one developer's capacity minimized. How would a team plan for production ...
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Protecting the team against injection

How does the Scrum Master protect the team against the business rapidly changing priorities/contexts.
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Collaboration of product owner and team

How often do the product owner and the team leader/manager typically meet for discussing the product and the vision as well as the roadmap? Additionally are the skills that each member of the team ...
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Is there any place where one could observe real project ceremonies such as stand ups, retros, planning?

My mentee asked if there’s a website, where you can see real project events, like daily’s , retro, planning, etc. so that juniors could seen how exactly it works. I assume no, because of NDA. But ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Should a two-week Sprint include the weekends?

We are setting up new Sprint process whereby each Sprint starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday the week after. For example, the start date for Sprint 1 is January 1, 2022 and the end date is January ...
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