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As a Scrum Master, how to speak to a developer about his delays?

It is unsafe to assume that a part of the cause of this situation will be because the developer is leaving the organization in a few months. You also mention that you are new on the team, so you might ...
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Story points or number of stories

Put in the skin of the devs... what are they going to get by putting the effort into estimating a task? NONE. Forcing them to do it is a bad idea and making them accountable for the estimates is even ...
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Story points or number of stories

A very interesting question with many facets. Why are the team reluctant to break work down before starting? why is estimation not working for you ? why are the team focussed on building stuff without ...
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Story points or number of stories

TL;DR You may have an X/Y problem where the symptom is Developers failing to see value in collaborative Sprint Planning. However, the root cause is more likely a disincentive for the Developers to ...
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Story points or number of stories

The problem that I see here isn't one related estimation technique. The main problem that I see is the lack of investment in refinement activities. Planning is not the time to work on understanding, ...
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Story points or number of stories

You should go with story point only, if the dev team is reluctant then you should take a reference of previous done stories. IMO- I never go with Story estimation into the story points.
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Should a Product Owner be present for all retrospectives?

Quite simply yes, the Product Owner is part of the delivery team and the contents of the retrospective directly impact their role. A product manager, in contrast, doesn't need to be present. The ...
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Should a Product Owner be present for all retrospectives?

It is important to always keep in mind that the PO by virtue of positioning on the scrum team owns the vision of the product. Secondly, always keep in mind, the purpose and goal of retros- to review ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to speak to a developer about his delays?

I disagree with the other suggestions that you should just ignore this situation because he's leaving soon. Consider the following: Contract end dates can change - what if he gets extended, or if ...
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