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This is a source of disconnect between Scrum and many real-world instances. The Scrum answer would be that the Scrum Team is responsible. The Scrum Guide says that Scrum Teams are self-managing, which means that "they internally decide who does what, when, and how". However, Scrum Teams often exist in the broader context of an organization. There ...


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Let Servant-Leadership Be Your Guide The only possible answer of the four is: Allow the Development Team to self-manage and determine for itself what to-do. The other options are all directive and presumptive in nature. Based on the description, it's not even clear that there's an actual problem from the team's perspective, nor that there's a process ...


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You are correct. The Daily Scrum is a meeting for the development team to coordinate the work they will be doing in that day (or more accurately, in the time till the next Daily Scrum). People outside the team (including those in a management role) are allowed to be present in the Daily Scrum, but they are not allowed to interfere or speak up.


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This isn't a new addition to the Scrum Guide. The 2017 Scrum Guide says this: The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. Product Backlog management includes: Clearly expressing Product Backlog items; Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions; Optimizing the value of the work the ...


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"Can" and "should" are different things. I'm curious why you immediately jumped to "others" meaning "the Scrum Master". More commonly, the Product Owner delegates to others who do not have other responsibilities within the Team. As has already been covered in another Question here, the Scrum Master and the Product ...


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Both are correct. The primary people involved are the Product Owner and the Developers. The Product Owner can use the refinement to ensure that the Product Backlog Items are created and clearly communicated, including taking the Developers' input on ordering. The Developers ensure that the Product Backlog Items are sufficiently defined to ensure that they ...


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There are a couple of points to consider here: First, does the team want help following the Scrum framework. Granted, it can be confusing if they are calling you a Scrum Master and they don't want to follow Scrum, but it isn't uncommon. Scrum isn't the silver bullet. Also, many teams grow past Scrum - leaving behind by-the-book practices for refined ...


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Answer to your question is: The development team self-manages and is the - only management required at the Daily scrum The Daily Scrum is an internal meeting for the Development Team. If others are present, the Scrum Master ensures that they do not disrupt the meeting. Only development team member is allowed to speak/present concern of other members, in ...


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I'm still a bit junior on Scrum but I would like to point out something that I didn't find in the other replies. As much as the PO has the role to lead the product in terms on "what" is it we are going to do next to get the highest possible value, it is also true that the Scrum Team needs to develop in a way that they get to be as self managed as ...


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This is a really good question. The first thing I would say is that all teams, even the highest performing ones, have room for improvement. The Scrum Master has the advantage of being able to focus on the team while the team members are focusing more on their work. This gives you a great opportunity to carefully study their ways of working and see if there ...


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Here is possibility of both answers: inform management and ask them to solve it. Scrum Master Service to the Development Team according to Scrum Guide: The Scrum Master serves the Development Team in several ways, including: Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality; Helping the Development Team to create high-value ...


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Estimating the size of Product Backlog items can be considered as a Product Backlog refinement activity? If your team estimates, then yes, estimation or sizing Product Backlog Items would be a Product Backlog Refinement activity. Scrum doesn't mandate any particular attributes for Product Backlog Items nor the act of estimation. Refinement moves a Product ...


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"Removing an employee" is strictly a managerial / human-resources matter. The team should not realistically expect to be able to "vote someone off the island." Merely because they want to.


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"Upstairs, Downstairs™" ... The Product Owner's intended perspective is "outward facing," while the team's own (the Scrum Master's ...) perspective is simultaneously "inward facing." Both of these parties need to simultaneously be looking at "the backlog." Which, in some ways, is "a to-do list." Yet, of ...


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Product Backlog Refinement is essentially owned by the Product Owner but can involve the Developers for insights and their theoretical approach to implementation. Note that you don't simulate a small sprint planning here. The Whole Team includes the Scrum Master which ensures that the process takes place and the end goal is met as expected. The idea of this ...


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The refinement is an activity performed together by everyone in the team. The Product Owner is, well, the owner of the product, but they can't really build the product by themselves without the team. For the team to understand what needs to be built they need to communicate with the Product Owner (in Agile practices, product backlog items are not ...


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I'm preparing PSM1, and on my way I found the same question (How is management external to the Scrum Team involved in the Daily Scrum?) in a training exam where i had to select the correct ones (as you can see in the attatched image) and, in the end (once submited the my answers), there was an explanation provided by the people behind the exam. The correct ...


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