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Questions tagged [scrum]

For questions about using or implementing the Scrum framework.

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How should be best discussed bug between team/scrum master/PO

At work we often have the following situation: Team member find a bug Bug is forwarded to PO and Scrum master PO set up a meeting with scrum master, team member who found the bug, themselves (and ...
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When to process feedback on the deliverable of the last iteration?

My team and I are working with iterations of two weeks (trying to use our own version of Scrum) and we try to deliver a new version after every iteration. After an iteration we let the stakeholders ...
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Should I remove a User Story from a Sprint in progress if I know we can't complete it?

In the sprint can we remove (move to the upcoming sprint) the planned stories (mid sprint), if we are 100% sure we can’t complete them? Example given: Suppose we planned to 5 stories to be completed ...
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What can be done about a task with a tight deadline and no analysis?

I am a software engineer. Today in the middle of a Sprint I was told to drop all my activities and start doing another task whose Jira entry has like 3 words. The deadline for this task is very tight ...
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Selecting user stories during sprint planning

When selecting user stories from the prioritized product backlog during sprint planning, is it more important to make sure that we end up with our predicted velocity in story points or that we choose ...
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During a Sprint Retrospective, the Development team proposes moving the Daily scrum to only occur specific days. Not daily

I had a question during PSM1 assessment: During a Sprint Retrospective, the Development team proposes moving the Daily scrum to only occur on Specific days of week. Not daily. Which two are the ...
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A Scrum Master is working with a Development Team that has members in different physical locations

I had a question during PSM1 assessment: A Scrum Master is working with a Development Team that has members in different physical locations. The Development Team meets in a variety of meeting rooms ...
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How is the management external to the Scrum Team involved in the Daily Scrum?

I had a question during PSM1 assessment: How is the management external to the Scrum Team involved in the Daily Scrum? The Scrum Master speaks on their behalf Management gives an update at the ...
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How can the team improve the likelihood of completing each increment? [closed]

If a Development Team doesn't have the skills or tools to create a “Done" increment, are there techniques that can be used immediately that will allow progress on the increment to be easier to track? ...
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In Scrum, what should we do with partly-completed work started at the end of a Sprint?

I get most of Scrum. However, I can't get my head around what to do with work in progress at the end of a Sprint. If we are working in a swarm, we can defer the end of a Sprint, or bring it forward ...
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The IT manager asks Development team for a status report describing the progress throughout the Sprint

I had a question during PSM1 assessment: The IT manager asks Development team for a status report describing the progress throughout the Sprint. The Development team asks the Scrum Master for ...
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How to motivate offshore teams and trust them to deliver?

I joined a company where the development is outsourced in an offshore location. I have heard that the people offshore won’t deliver unless they are chased to do so. In other words, when they are left ...
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Parallel Sprints Use case

Why do we need Parallel Sprints? I am trying to understand the use case here. Consider our Use case We have two developers and two testers on our scrum team We have four developers joining the team (...
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Should a Product Owner start testing while an item is in code review

We have a Product Owner (PO) who starts testing while an item is in code review and gives feedback to developers. I see, from the point of view of the PO, that this allows for quicker feedback. ...
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Is the Product Owner the boss of a Scrum Team?

The Scrum Guide states the Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. Product Backlog management includes: Clearly expressing Product Backlog items; Ordering the ...
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Issues with team, management and clients to run a proper scrum team

Problem: I am a scrum master ad I've started working with a new team 3 sprints ago. When I started I was warned about the team because they: Has never completed a sprint Politics within the team ...
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What does a QA team do during the development phase of a sprint in Agile Scrum?

I understand that, in theory, QA should be working with dev "collaborating" right from the day 1 of a sprint. But how does it actually work in real life? Let me present two scenarios - Scenario 1 ...
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Do bugs from previous Sprints need to be estimated?

For example: in Sprint 2, on story, A Tester raises 4 bugs. 2 bugs got fixed in the same Sprint. The remaining 2 were pushed to the Product Backlog. At Sprint 6, we are picking those 2 bugs of story A ...
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How to refer to functional requirement specifications (FRS) from user stories?

Let's consider a simple story for a user authentication screen: As a user, I want to be able to login with my username and password so that I can do xyz. This looks good, but all of the ...
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Guidelines to write sub tasks of user stories

Little background: We have multiple teams working on developing an app and website. Sprints are 3-weeks long and they start each week for every Team. Meaning, 1st Team has their Sprint starting 1st ...
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Scrum: Sprint backlog

I've an ongoing project with very tight deadline. I'm allowed to extend project deadline, if required. I've implemented Scrum (sprints). Issue is - I've some backlog since one weeks, that I couldn't ...
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Difference between Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Nexus Framework

I am trying to understand the differences in the "process" between Less and Nexus; they seem very similar in the way they scale Scrum. I am not trying to understand which one to select, but what ...
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Can scrum master interrupt team member during daily Scrum?

We are a small team using Daily Scrum meetings to track progress of our mobile app development work. The developers are of varying experience range from 2+ years up to 9 years, and with different ...
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How technical should a Scrum Master be to effectively remove impediments?

One of the main roles for a Scrum Master is to remove impediments for the team, such that the development can progress. This is, in my undertanding, to ensure that the development team can focus on ...
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How to structure backlog and ceremonies around a team with separate skillsets working from a backlog which is not directly connected

I have a team of engineers who are building a data intelligence capability for the organisation. As such the team members are I-shaped and the work is I-shaped i.e. 1 team member can only work from 1 ...
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Lean Kanban without estimates or time logging

I work in academia (research). Tasks are varied and almost always involve delving into topics that produce more tasks when you are more informed. A pull system seems appropriate rather than an ...
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Should dev oncall fix P1 issues?

We have a scrum team, and are debating two approaches for fixing P1 production issues. For P0 issues, whoever is the expert in that area jumps in and fixes the issue, so that the issue can get ...
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What are the different approaches and how frequent to prioritize the backlog? [closed]

What are different aspects of a PBIs (Product Backlog Items), or generally speaking features, would you take into consideration for prioritizing the backlog? risk, ROI, time to market, cost of delay, ...
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Who truly prioritizes the product backlog? The Product Owner or Team?

I keep reading that during Product Backlog Grooming the development team meets with the PM and the Product Owner and as a team prioritizes the features. Is it ultimately the Product Owner who decides ...
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Calculating project forecasts in Jira

As a Scrum Master, I want to help my Product Owner to make an educated guess of when features in a project will be implemented, in order to communicate with stakeholders so that they can manage Scope. ...
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Why management is more concerned of JIRA hours than of following Scrum values?

As in many other projects, we are also using JIRA to manage tasks and user stories, and Scrum as the Agile methodology. At the end of each day, the ScrumMaster provides the burndown chart to the PMO ...
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Appropriate Structure to Manage Diverse IT Sustainment & Development Projects?

I am a consulting manager leading over 25 personnel to manage the infrastructure on a Navy Base. The team is currently segmented into Scrum Teams with: 5 SW Devs doing bug fixes and rewriting ...
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How to work with sprints having to provide support to unplanned issues?

All, I have to work with an Agile team that they have to attend to live system issue(tickets) fixing while working on a sprint. So that we cannot achieve the committed SP at the end of the sprint. ...
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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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Difference between sprint backlog and sprint goal?

One of the questions while PSM I™ Preparation Quiz which I was unable to digest was, What provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment? The Sprint Backlog ...
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What questions can a Scrum Master ask during Sprint Grooming

During a Sprint grooming, as a facilitator (optional) of the meeting, SM can ensure that event takes place, is time bound, conversation is focussed on the topic, makes sure Acceptance Criteria, ...
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Need help for sprint planning when tasks are not done in previous sprint

In our team we don't have dedicated Scrum Master so one of the developer is playing the role of SM. I know this is wrong but it can't be changed. In out system, we assign story points to all the ...
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Planning a quick retrospective

If we had a semi-crummy sprint with low velocity and little to show for it and don't want to inundate ourselves with scrum-related overhead, fully cognizant that something not-right happened, with ...
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How to deal with conflicting developers in Scrum team?

I'm a Scrum Master in a project. The development team was merged from two separate teams and now counts 8 people. John and Peter are previous teams leads - very experienced C++ developers, who know ...
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Agile, Lean, Patterns: Whats Next? [closed]

I myself am now in IT for 20 years, and have used various planning and project frameworks. All, really, all had advantages and disadvantages. Scrum, as everyone knows, does not just have its ...
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User story sign off in daily standup

In one of the projects, we have business stakeholders signing off completed user stories in the Daily Scrum. There are instances where we will not have any stories to demo in the Sprint Review, as ...
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User Story breakdown - Technical Task + User Feature

My team is building a web application that has the following high-level user story: As a user, I would like the ability to bulk exclude components from a given country. The work breaks down into ...
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Is there a relationship between technical debt and velocity?

Per my understanding, velocity is just a metric used to forecast work for future sprints, therefore it has no significance other than for planning purposes. Even if technical debt exists, my ...
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If Velocity should not be used for future estimations, what is it good for?

I have read the following thread and a few articles sharing the same view - velocity should not be used for predictions. This has somehow rocked my world, as we often look at the velocity, remaining ...
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Issue found while testing but scenario not mentioned in acceptance criteria

Scenario: We have architects that writes specs and acceptance criteria. Business Specialists and Product owner does not give any documented business specs/logic so the architects writes the acceptance ...
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Different methodologies for Project Management and Software Development

In my current company, they are using Waterfall methodology in defining the gateways for new project approval and developing detailed timeline with completion date (gantt chart). For the development ...
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How to effectively implement Scrum for a small project (max duration 6 months) with defined project deadlines?

In my current company, they are using Waterfall methodology in defining the gateways for new project approval and developing detailed timeline with completion date (gantt chart) based on the ...
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What metrics can we generate from t-shirt sizes (rather than story points) when estimating user stories?

If I am using T-shirt sizing for my user story estimates, what metrics I can measure and report? We currently use a Sprint burn-down chart when using story points.
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How to use Scrum in DSDM?

In my current company, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) is the Agile framework chosen for delivery. Scrum is followed as the Agile process within DSDM. Can we really use Scrum as an agile ...
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Velocity calculation based on number of user stories completed in a sprint

In one of the projects, the velocity calculation is done based on the number of user stories that the team is delivering in each sprint. They are using story points to size but still the velocity is ...