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Questions tagged [scrum]

For questions about using or implementing the Scrum framework.

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Scrum when each member has their own product

I work in a team of 15 that implements scrum (as well as we can). Each person in the team has multiple products, that only they work on, and each of those products are unrelated to any other product ...
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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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Actions to improve Scrum Restrospective

Which actions could be done in the Retros (- or, how could I guide the Retro) to turn the ceremony more attractive to the Dev Team? Lately we've been just collecting what should be improved + what ...
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Long running story

TL;DR: Genuinely long running story drags from sprint to sprint. What to do? We have a story which is taking a long time to complete because of the various external factors involved. Each sprint ...
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Is it useful to require a priority justification in scrum user stories?

Not to get too meta, but I was just about to write up a story to add "require priority justification when changed" to our company's Scrum software. And I was thinking, as a Scrummaster, that's not one ...
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Should bugs be estimated in story points?

Should bugs be estimated in story points according to the Scrum methodology? In particular, what if a bug appears to be a quite complicated task, which in fact is a some missed functionality which ...
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How to deal with scope creep overloading Dev Team?

Our product doesn't have a defined and written roadmap, which is causing the devteam to receive last-minute requests from some managers. We will be implementing a roadmap to let all people involved ...
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Agile methods for single person hardware development

tl;dr I'm looking for an agile project management methodology for largely single developer hardware engineering Some background: I'm currently finishing up my degree in Electrical Engineering, and ...
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How a newcomer PO could own the product if he does not have enough field knowledge yet?

A new PO was hired to the company, he has some experience in the role but he doesn't have experience in the product's area (financial). How can he owns the product and make definitions to it if he ...
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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

An agile coach was called to promote agile in a big bank. In one of his teams, half of the team is external consultants who have been there for 3-4 years. They currently implement Sales Force. In the ...
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Scrum for (kind of) Application Support team?

I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I'm engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). This team's goal is to be fixing urgent bugs and when ...
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Should management review the scrum metrics of scrum teams?

I read somewhere that team's velocity, burn-up chart, and other scrum indicators are only for team's internal purpose. Should anyone outside the team i.e. from management review the team's chart and ...
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Best practice to register additional tasks

I am relatively new to the Scrum way of working and was wondering what to do with small tasks. Besides the main User Stories, we always end up with additional requirements or small changes after the ...
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Multiple teams dependencies handling

Scenario: E-commerce platform implemented by following teams: DevOps / ERP devs / web devs / native iOS devs (hybrid App) / native Android devs (hybrid App) we are using Scrum like (not scaled) / ...
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Scrum: How should developer promotions be handled in a scrum team?

We have a scrum team. The developers demand clear guidelines for promotions. AFAIK, there's nothing like defined developer roles for a scrum team but people feel: People who contribute more should be ...
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Scrum: Should we have dedicated tester in team or testing is mutual responsibility of development team

We are currently having multiple scrum teams with 3 to 6 developers and 1 dedicated tester in each team. Should we have scrum team like this OR have all the developers and they can share testing ...
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How do you plan for maintainence after a Scrum project

My background is 6 years in managing "normal" projects in an outsourcing company. Recently I've joined a Scrum project. Here I see people not doing any documentation, no SRS (Software Requirement ...
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Is it fine to recognise individual performance in Scrum

We have recently started with “Developer of the month” across scrum teams. We announce name of the top performer along with each monthly celebration. What could be the potential down side of doing ...
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Agile for Infrastructure projects

In Infrastructure projects where we know the Scope upfront How to use Agile methodology for such projects For example, Data Center migration/relocation, or any one of the following :- SAN ...
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How to account for new work items while implementing a story without affecting the sprint scope?

During a sprint in scrum, the scope of the sprint should not change. However, I often find that after the sprint starts and I begin working on a story, I discover new stories that must be done. For ...
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Should we count a story that is no longer required by Client/PO/Management in our velocity?

We have finished a story which is no longer required by the Product Owner (PO) or Management. The completed story is not going to add any business value. What should we do in this case? Should we ...
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Where to start in agile-based documentations and what are the best practices to start with?

We're currently working on our documentation and we sort of followed Scrum. Which diagrams, charts, figures, and etc should I include in our documentation? Also, what are the best practices in ...
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Why must we define a Sprint Goal for each Sprint?

As a Scrum Team, we are committed to deliver Product Backlog items per the Product Owner's priority. The team doesn't understand why we should define Sprint Goals. How does that help?
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Scrum vs. Sprint

I'm new to Agile methodology and I have some very basic questions. Sprint -> It is the iterative process (One development life cycle from Requirement to user acceptance testing) in Scrum. So, while ...
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Scrum: is it ok to make developer responsible for one of sprint goals?

Currently in our project the situation is that we can have several goals. And it works fine for us to make a team member responsible for acheiving a particular goal. But recently I tried to pass "...
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How to handle issues that are part of the backlog, solved in the weekend and are not part of current Sprint in Scrum?

There are two issues on the backlog that I want to solve this weekend, that are not part of the current sprint. According to me it is fine to work on this issues as I solve them in my spare time and ...
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For a two-week Sprint, can I adjust the meeting dates when there is a holiday in our country?

Sprint 1 starts November 5th and is supposed to end on November 16th, but there is a government holiday November 13-15. Can I change the Sprint 1 schedule to be November 5th to November 21st?
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Is the sprint review meeting mandatory to have?

Is the sprint review meeting mandatory to have? We do all scrum meetings religiously except “Sprint Review”. Actually we never felt need of having this meeting.
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Small story got bigger, what to do with the big bit?

Under Scrum, we have a story which was estimated to be quite short. Once the story was picked up by a developer, it turned out that a significant amount of technical preparation is required, and this ...
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What could be the down side of having dedicated tester in Scrum team?

What could be the downside of having dedicated tester in Scrum team? The team is composed of 4(developers) + 1(tester).
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How much volatility should be acceptable among Scrum teams?

There is varying volatility across Scrum teams. I understand that volatility can be caused by many variable factors. The table below shows how much it's varying across teams: Velocity ...
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Scrum for the DBA?

I really wanted to find out what people out there think about Scrum for a SQL Server Production DBA. I have seen one article (http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/sqlsandwiches/2011/05/29/can-scrum-...
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As an outsider, how would I know overall health of a Scrum Team?

I'm not a member of Scrum Team. However, I'd like to get a sense of the health of a Scrum Team. What is the best way to understand a Scrum Team's performance? To be more specific, things I would like ...
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Creating defect stories and inserting them immediately

When we have a story which can pass but produces a defect to be fixed, the PO or BA involved will usually write a new story and immediately insert it into the sprint on the basis that it is important ...
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How to do performance appraisals for agile teams

Performance appraisals are a single most challenge we have to crack yet. We still try to gauge individual performance in a team, which I feel is not the right way to appraise agile teams.
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Can team lead or product owner act as a scrum master?

Is it possible to make Scrum successful if any team member or team lead or product owner plays a role of scrum master?
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What should be asked in 360 feedback from Scrum Team?

We have a Scrum Team with the following roles: developer, tester and product owner. We want to create a 360 peer feedback form and need a set question-answer format for that. What could be the best ...
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Which scrum meeting is suitable to perform technical analysis/architecture design on a story?

Which scrum meeting is suitable to perform technical analysis/architecture design on a story?
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How to optimise SPM2(Sprint Planning Meeting 2)?

We are doing 2-week sprint. As per scrum guideline, 2-week sprint should not take more than 2 hours to complete. However, sometimes we take more than 8 hours to complete SPM2. I'm sure something is ...
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Make Sure Developers Follow Requirements & Test Their Code

We are a team of 3 developers, 2 QA, a project manager, and me as stake holder (acting Chief Technical Officer in our small company). We have been working on developing a medium software product for a ...
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How can I organize 3 developers to work together with 2 clients?

I started working in a stock broker that hired me and more two developers to build a software to help them. I am the newest member of the development team. My friend, another developer in the team, ...
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Project manager dumps all tickets in sprint

I have a project manager who's managing a sizable project (8 developers, duration over 6 months) with rapidly and constantly changing requirements. The PM has started dumping hundreds of tickets into ...
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Different Scrum Teams Assisting Each Other - Good or Bad?

I was reading a comment: It affects empiricism of [the Scrum Team receiving aid] because both the outputs and outcomes of that Sprint have been affected. [...] The professionalism of knowledge ...
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What happens when the PBI in a sprint are done but the sprint timebox hasn't expired?

I know that if PBI's cannot be completed within a sprint they can be re negotiated with the product owner Now again a sprint cannot be shorted or lengthened then the agreed time box unless the ...
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The best agile methodology for short term projects?

Running quite a few short term projects at the moment, and I am not sure how to plan them. The project set up is the following few resources timeframe of 2-3 weeks. Scrum does not work well from ...
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Should building microservices be a chore or a feature in scrum?

We have recently started splitting a big monolith to individual microservices. Now the point of discussion is that under scrum methodology, building microservices should be a feature or chore? As per ...
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Who should go to a Scrum Backlog refinement meeting?

So at my workplace we're following scrum and we've started to have backlog refinement meetings periodically. Some of us in the Development team feel like this meetings are not very productive and ...
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How to deal with tasks detalization in sprint planning?

I have a newbie question. Let's suppose that for a sprint backlog we choose one user story from product backlog: "As a photography junky I want to be able to make a collection of favorite photos". ...
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How requirements are handled in TFS with Scrum template

We have just started using TFS (Team Foundation Server) 2017. The team project we created uses the Scrum template. There are only Epics, Features and PBIs (Product Backlog Items) in this template. How ...
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Is an anti-Agile pattern to commit to the total hours of capacity available during iteration?

Working on a project right now that is using Scrum, the company is doing the following: 1) Working out the availability of the team based on resources available and number of hours they can commit? ...