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"What good are all those concrete blocks at the base of the walls of my house? They're sitting directly on the dirt, they aren't pretty, and I never look at them ... of what 'value' are they to me?" You don't think about these things until cracks start showing up in the wallboard ... then you've got a pretty-expensive problem to deal with. I ...


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TL;DR Don't conflate "end-user value" with "product value." They are neither fungible nor orthogonal. End-user value is simply a much smaller subset of the overall value that a Product must deliver, and over-constraining your Product Backlog based on end-user value is a very whiffy set of project- and product-management smells. You are ...


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A sprint is a time-boxed event. In that event, everybody must complete some stories and provide output. Mobile and backend developers can work in parallel for the same story, but the designs of that story must be ready before they can start. This brings us to create a separate story/task for the design. When the story/task for the design is completed in a ...


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Do you have one team or multiple teams? Your description isn't clear on this. If you're doing Scrum, you really should be working with one team that develops a common understanding of complexity of stories. Story point estimation is only applicable if it is done by one team in consensus. This may involve discussion and re-estimation if initial estimates by ...


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Partitioning your projects (and your problems) is the best way to manage a project and keep track of it. Also Keep in mind the work, cost and time ratios. Calculate CPI = EV / AC SPI = EV / PV as stated above.


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When evaluating user stories, everyone should consider the total effort required by the team to finish the narrative. As a result, the back-end developer should not only estimate the time it will take him to complete his portion, but also the time it will take him to complete the front-end, mobile, design, and all testing (and similar for the other team ...


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