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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

The Scrum Guide does not talk about prioritizing the Product Backlog. Instead, it talks about ordering the Product Backlog. Priority is only one factor that can be used to determine the ordering of ...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

I cannot answer this from a scrum standpoint; however, in other priority schema, the ability to perform is part of the criteria. To say it another way, both risk and cost are criteria and the labor ...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

Your description of the conflict displayed perhaps two root causes: a need for management to take action about the team capacity the lack of one key element in conflict resolution: listening to the ...
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Conflict between priorities and skillsets in the backlog

This is a reasonable concern from the Product Owner. While another answer was correct that the Scrum Guide says it is ordered, it also discusses how the PO orders it: Ordering the items in the ...
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How to determine the skills of a software developer in a job interview?

Coding Exercises: You'll hear 'coding exercises' a lot as the answer to this question. And while these exercises certainly have some value (they certainly test a person's desire for the position as ...
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How to manage employees leaving the company?

When this happened - over 2 decades ago - at a company I worked for, I was given the title of Morale Officer! (Besides for my regular job.) I was given a small budget and was charged with ensuring ...
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