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How to measure the productivity of a product owner in the scrum development framework?

The primary duties of a product owner is to collect requirements from the client, manage the product backlog, writing and prioritizing the user stories and performing user acceptance testing. ...
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Technique and tools to organize projects in a company

Inspired by mind maps and Unified Modeling Language, I am looking for some technique and associated tools to better organize, analyse and communicate about projects in company. Diagrams that resemble ...
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Why are sticky notes used in sprint retrospective meetings?

Some of my team members wanted to email their feedback for sprint retrospective meetings instead of gathering in a room and write down their feedback in a sticky note. Other than telling them that ...
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How do I Create Custom Drop down that allows multiple selections (like resource selection works)

I have a project that has multiple workstreams. In much the same way a single task may require multiple people to work on it, it also may touch multiple workstreams. I created a custom column ...
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Reducing Spill Overs

The scrum team performs following tasks Development -- Dev Team Testing -- Test team Merging -- Senior Team [BOTTLE NECK] Acceptance Testing -- PO/BA [BOTTLE NECK] The Dev and Test team finishes ...
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Does agile really promote a better work environment?

Currently working in an agile role (Scrum Master), where the core values of agile is Trust, respect, commitment and courage. However, I am increasingly finding professionally that I am meeting fellow ...
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Is it possible to be agile during steps prior to implementation like sales and product discovery?

How to be agile when there's a massive amount of sales / prework / product discovery to be done before actual implementation? Speaking generally, our product is a user facing portal that displays ...
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Tips for achieving ideal burn chart

For a planned sprint, it is hard to see the Actual burn chart close to the Ideal even though the required amount of points have been met. Is there anything specific to keep in mind to achieve an ...
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Is there an official word for the pre-Agile “just do whatever” methodology?

Textbooks and training courses about Agile always compare it to Waterfall. I imagine that IBM in the 1960s used Waterfall, and there may well be some government agencies that use it, but in the small ...
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What are some best practices for deploying bug fixes to multiple code bases?

Just a bit of a background, I am working to manage a big legacy system that has at least 32 branches for it's sub systems. The challenge is how to manage and not miss required change points or defect ...
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Microsoft Project - how to calculate start dates based on a set time from the finish date?

I have multiple tasks that have different durations that I want to start at different times from a go live date, i.e. finish date for an entire project. For example: Project must finish on 01 Dec ...
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Has the Daily Scrum be held every day of the sprint?

According the Scrum Guide: The Daily Scrum is held every day of the Sprint. Considering that the Sprint Planning, can last for up to 8 hours, has the Daily Scrum be held as well during the days of ...
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Why is the word “business” used in business rules?

I'm migrating this question from SQA. Why do expressions like business analyst, business intelligence, business rules, etc. using the word "business"? I guess that is because usually software is ...
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Key Results for usage of data in decision making

We have very little data currently in order to make prioritization decisions, track progress or to understand the pain points of our product. Therefore, I would like to create some dashboards/reports ...
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The roles understanding in the agile development / Is the PO always right?

We have some problems in our team which I would like to describe here: The test is almost only represented by a test in the agile team. He is entrusted with all eventualities. From planning, ...
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Why does MS Project allow for a 2 day duration task with 8 hours of work and a resource at 100% units?

I have a fixed-duration task in MS Project that is 2 days in duration and 8 hours of work. When I assign a resource to the task, the resource units are automatically set to 50%. If I change the ...
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How can we track Business as Usual (BAU) work?

My team, which consists of network architects and developers has been running Scrum for the past couple of months and the biggest issue we have is how we're supposed to record BAU work. We consider ...
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What's difference between “depends on” and “is blocked by” relations between issues in Jira next-gen board?

In Jira, (probably) in next-gen board, when specifying relationship between two issues, I have the following choices: -- i.e. specifically "[A] depends on [B]" and "[A] is blocked by [B]". What is ...
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When we are calculating the cost for implementing a new web application, should we have separate cost for providing the source code to the client [closed]

I am working on a new asp.net core MVC web application as an out sourced senior software developer/architecture. now i did many requirements gathering sessions with the client, and i came our with a ...
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What could be my risk mitigation strategies if my client wants to contract UAT?

My client wants to squeeze UAT into 6 working days from originally planned 10 working days. This is because they want to go live because of an impending business reason. As a risk mitigation strategy ...
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Azure DevOps - how to know a Resolved work item is actviely being tested (vs. in the queue)

TLDR; Does Azure DevOps have a recommended built in way of marking Resolved Work Items as being actively tested as opposed of being in the queue for testing? Details My team is using Azure DevOps ...
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Measuring performance in kanban

Let's assume I decide to manage a certain project using Kanban. This happens to be a customer service kind of project where the dev team delivers continuous improvement so Kanban is definitely well ...
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How can I organize a more engaging Sprint Retrospective?

I'm going to be organizing the retro (Scrum) and I would like to get more experience on it. I have assisted to some and have organized some as well, but the format always seems to be | What went ...
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Is there a way to embed Excel charts on confluence?

I am doing Scrum in my company. I need to create various reports/charts team wise and globally. The issue is since few fields are custom fields(example Team), I can't display/categorize the chart ...
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User story decomposition into frontend and backend

Let's consider the following and somewhat prototypical user story in one's backlog: As a user I want to be able to login to the application so that I can do all sorts of private stuff Now, this is ...
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Scrum on constantly shifting projects, team structure and unknown code

I worked for a company where the following circumstances held: sprints were two weeks long on each new sprint, the team I was heading was changing in members. on each new sprint, the team changed ...
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Microsoft Project 2019 - problem allocating resources to tasks outside their calendar working hours

We have a standard calendar work week. (Monday to Friday with weekends off) Our resources have "standard" calendar - so scheduling as standard for them is a normal work week. However, we have ...
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Not sure what value the Scrum Master role adds over a long period of time?

I have been working as a pure Scrum Master for a couple of years within a relatively agile organization. My other Scrum Master colleagues and I do very little for most of the day except for ...
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Who should manage a project that is used to build a product?

Using Scrum, the Project Manager role doesn't exist. The Scrum Team can build a product by itself. Essentially, the Project Manager's tasks are more or less divided between the Product Owner and the ...
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Who or what role is the owner of the agile workflow and the workflow tool (e.g. Jira)

I have worked in different organizations an they all take a different approach to the roles that own the tools for agile delivery. Can you please tell me your opinions on what role would govern the ...
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Is it a bad idea to include a complex payment mechanism to the product development process for a beta app?

I’d like some advice. I’m busy helping a client ideate an app idea, following which I will start the wireframing, user testing and technical speccing process in an iterative flow. The idea is to ...
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Where can I find PSM resources outside of the Scrum Guide? [closed]

I took the PSM about a month ago and almost made it, but sadly I didn't pass. I had a pretty good understanding of the material, but the main thing that tripped me up was around running scrum with ...
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How to add new state to user story azure devops

When I try to add new completed state to user story or task in inherited process of my azure devops project, I get the following error : VS403093: Team Services currently does not support changes ...
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Allocating the same resource for different months for the project

I need to assign a single resource for the same task but his percentage allocations should be different for next three months. For example: Resource's percentage work for June must be 50%, for July it ...
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Startup - is it time to split into two teams?

I work at a startup where I began as the only developer 3 years ago, and now I run the dev team. There's 15 employees total, 8 of whom are engineers: 5 iOS devs 3 Backend devs We're currently just ...
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How to shape the demand with Kanban?

I'm working with team working in a service delivery model. They are getting requests from the rest of a rather large organization. They don't have too much contact with the business side. We are ...
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Are Scrum build and test phases separate?

Many sources say Scrum has a build phase and test phase, but I'm wondering if these are separated stages since continuous integration essentially combines build and test into a loop.
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Multiple people working on the same new open source project and chaos [closed]

How to take advantage of multiple people working on a single android app when it comes to tasks and task delegation? It seems like a lot of times it is a matter of sewing multiple pieces of code done ...
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Highest level Summary's “% Complete” not updating when future Summary and Tasks are added

I have a Microsoft Project 2016 file that looks something like this: Calendar Project (Summary) Design (Summary) Collect Requirements (Task) Design Schema (Task) Design ...
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Stories in test at end of sprint

We are a small team (3 devs and 2 testers) and we have successfully used Scrum for 6 months, despite being a really small team for this methodology. I am a rookie as a Scrum Master. Now, we have ...
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When is user stories estimation supposed to take place?

I would like to know when the estimates are supposed to be produced. Last time I was part of a Scrum team, I think we were providing initial estimates (that would then be quickly reviewed and ...
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How best can I handle/warn about a Sprint's spill-over?

After the end of a Sprint, many times there are some undone items left. How best, as a Scrum Master, can I ensure the Team is able to do all the stories/tasks that were picked by the Team for the ...
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Can code base metrics be used for budgeting for software engineering or code maintenance?

Recently my manager asked my team for some metrics on the code base, in order to budget for my team. These are the metrics requested: Number of source code files Code Lines Comment Lines Blank Lines ...
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Can pair programming work under Scrum iterations

Is it possible? Or in a more generic question, can XP work under Scrum iterations?
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How to calculate earned value (EV) in this example?

You are managing a project with a total planned budget of $100,000. To date, you have actually spent $41,000. When you look at all the activities you have completed to date, you see that you ...
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(Hypothetical) During a Sprint Retrospective, the Development team proposes moving the Daily scrum to twice daily

This hypothetical question is directly-inspired by this Question. During a Sprint Retrospective, the Development team proposes moving the Daily scrum to occur twice per day -- once in the morning ...
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Agile Estimation - How to estimate for bugs? [closed]

The story points can be used for estimate user stories and tasks will be marked in hours in Visual Studios. When there is a critical bug (which is not in the backlog, reported by users) we ...
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How do you get your users to “own” their cards and adopt Agile as a whole?

Good afternoon Fellow Scrum-Students/Acolytes/Masters, I'm having trouble getting some of my users to keep progress of their cards. I often have to move them to In Progress or remind them to keep ...
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How to structure standup for a large team?

We have a team of around 25 people and all are divided into sub-streams based on their technical domains. How should I structure the stand-up meeting so that everyone knows what other stream members ...
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Extend Sprints or take the renaming tasks to a new Sprint?

I am a rookie PM. We are conducting a Sprint with selected tasks from the backlog, when suddenly critical bugs appear. Should we extend the Sprint, or finish the Sprint on the delivery date and move ...

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