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Questions tagged [timeboxing]

Use this tag for questions about how to define a time box, or how to use one effectively, within agile frameworks such as Scrum.

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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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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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Moving from 2-week dev sprint / 1 week QA sprint model to a “true” 2-week sprint model - tips?

First some background: We have a team of ~18 devs working across several projects large and small (it generally breaks down to 3-5 scrum teams). We are all working in the same codebase and our ...
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Planning a release around the Apple's AppStore in mind

I am currently working for a company that has adopted scrum and we are trying to figure a rule for how to account for tech support, bug fixing and the unknowns of the Apple appstore within our sprints....
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How do I convince my team to reduce sprint duration from three weeks to two weeks?

How do I convince my team, which is working on three week long sprints, to work on two week long sprints instead? The idea is to get quicker feedback from the Product Owner. The team doesn't get that.
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How should we plan work on support issues without a “battery”?

We are working on a very old project with a lot of legacy code. This means that we have around 3-5 unplanned issues every Sprint. We were handling that with "batteries": time set aside for ...