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Devops Timeline Estimates

All depends on how mature are your devops infrastructure and practices. As always with estimates the best answer is to ask the team who will be doing the work, but typically I would not expect the ...
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How can I address productivity issues in a Scrum Team missing deadlines?

My first suggestion is always, "ask the team." Do some brainstorming at a retro: what leads to our missing deadlines? what were the causes of work being underestimated in the last couple of ...
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Providing estimates as a software development manager

The only good estimates come from the people doing the work. Project managers, development leads or managers who aren't 100% committed to the development effort, and people outside the team are not ...
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Devops Timeline Estimates

As nvogel already answered you have to talk to the teams doing the work. You mentioned 3 very different types of tasks: Dockerizing the code, is a one-off task that you probably want your engineers ...
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Daily questions about time

Estimating during the Daily Scrum not only looks like micromanagement, but it's wasteful. Although I would discourage teams from estimating and instead focus on creating units of work that represent ...
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How to estimate work without historical project data?

There are many techniques you can use. Relative estimation (complexity points) is extremely popular with technology teams, and they can invent their own baselines if they really don't have any ...
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Daily questions about time

In the daily scrum ceremony developers are daily required to answer questions about the time they need to finish each task. No. No. Nononono. NO! Who told you this? That has nothing to do with Scrum, ...
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How can we give customer better estimates for delivered work and estimated hours next month?

[O]ur customer wants a better estimate of how much money will be spent the next month[.] If you're doing iterative delivery using fixed-length Sprints or even the Kanban Method with stable cycle ...
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How can we give customer better estimates for delivered work and estimated hours next month?

You don't need to forecast anything about the work or delivery plans to determine the cost. If you have stable teams and fixed-length iterations, you should be able to calculate the cost easily. You ...
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How can I address productivity issues in a Scrum Team missing deadlines?

TL;DR You certainly appear to have a problem, but you have turned it into an X/Y problem. You have delivery deadlines, and while deadlines in the traditional sense are not mentioned even once in the ...
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How to apply Earned Value Analysis on a Scrum project?

I'm not sure how much earned value management makes sense in agile methods. But it's not because you don't track money. There's no reason why someone shouldn't be looking at money, and no agile method ...
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Daily questions about time

The questions about the time they need to finish each task should be asked to all developers and in the Backlog Grooming meeting. When you plan the sprint, then it means you already provided the ...
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Handling Dynamic Sub-task Estimation in Jira without Double-Counting Story Points

Jira doesn't give much control over how story points are aggregated together out of the box. There are some plugins that allow you to do complicated JQL. An example might be to use these plugins to ...
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Devops Timeline Estimates

It depends on too many factors to give you a simple answer, some of them would be: Complexity of the application you have Complexity of the infrastructure you need Current infrastructure that can be ...
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