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How should the Product Owner preserve the Agile/Scrum process when faced with top down corporate pressure?

Okay, okay... some bad news: this is totally dysfunctional. Now, I am in no position to say whether this company is fine and makes money the way it works. Maybe it does. Great for them. But the titles ...
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Agile Stories which are not Unblocked until Middle of Sprint

If a story is not clear, you can not give story points to it. If you can not give story points to it, you can not take it into the sprint. So, if the blocking is because of uncertainty, you can not ...
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Agile Stories which are not Unblocked until Middle of Sprint

INVEST, Vertical Slicing, and Goal-Oriented Collaboration Sometimes we take on JIRA stories which are blocked, and will not be unblocked until the middle 1 week into of the sprint. Another person's ...
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Agile Stories which are not Unblocked until Middle of Sprint

In Scrum, a Sprint is not about completing work. The primary purpose of a Sprint is to achieve a valuable goal. Some work is needed to complete the goal. However, we want to acknowledge that at any ...
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Agile Stories which are not Unblocked until Middle of Sprint

Is this an acceptable practice? Well, Scrum is about cooperation, so I guess it is acceptable, if you think it is acceptable and accept it. I would argue that according to Scrum, you as the ...
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Do you set arbitrary deadlines in project management, or only save them for things with intrinsic, real deadlines?

TL;DR Save "deadlines" for real deadlines with actual consequences, or for larger projects where missed milestones will materially impact your schedule's follow-on dependencies. There are ...
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Do you set arbitrary deadlines in project management, or only save them for things with intrinsic, real deadlines?

Don't set fake deadlines. It's one thing to schedule work with planned start and end dates. However, deadlines should be reserved for real dates that, if missed, would have consequences. Sometimes, ...
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