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Should PO define execution order of stories in a Sprint?

No, the Product Owner shouldn't be defining the execution of work during a Sprint. At the Sprint Planning event, the Product Owner and Developers collaborate to craft a Sprint Goal, select Product ...
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Should PO define execution order of stories in a Sprint?

The PO should arrange Product Backlog Items (stories) in priority order. The highest-priority stories should guide the team to choose a suitable Sprint Goal, and usually those stories will then be ...
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How to help developer gain agile mindset

A good place to start would be to try and work out what is motivating this behaviour. Is it that they don't feel these working practices have value? Maybe they are introverted and feel uncomfortable ...
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How to make my team follow the Scrum methodology?

Scrum is about collaboration, trust and empowerment. It is going to be very difficult to make people do those things. They have to want to do them. Some things I would suggest include: Try and build ...
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how to split a story with cascading side effects

First of all, try not to get to attached to the user story format. It's useful to capture a requirement from a user's perspective, but then it starts to get in the way when you start to think at the ...
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What is bad to have sprint review before finishing sprint?

There's no requirement that the Scrum events that bookend a Sprint - the Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and the next Sprint's Sprint Planning - all happen consecutively. Especially for the ...
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Should PO define execution order of stories in a Sprint?

The PO's role is to determine what to achieve during the sprint; the development team should decide how to achieve the sprint goal. If the PO truly has useful technical expertise then it makes sense ...
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How to make my team follow the Scrum methodology?

If you are trying to make your team follow Scrum, or any methodology, and especially an agile methodology, you are doing something wrong. However, there are a few things that you can do. First, for ...
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How to help developer gain agile mindset

As a Scrum Master, you are accountable for ensuring that your team has a productive Sprint Retrospective at the end of every Sprint. Often, this means facilitating the retrospective. However, ...
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Is it fine to correct an estimation of a story during execution?

Quick answers: If the story is in progress, but not complete, repointing would be unnecessary. Communicate potential delays immediately, but the points don't help there. The points are used to gauge ...
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Our scrum product team is ready to release, but releases are delayed by the creation of training materials and business documentation

A few suggestions: Release behind a toggle - this allows you to test in production, but without making the release visible to the customers Get the people you need to train involved earlier in the ...
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Our scrum product team is ready to release, but releases are delayed by the creation of training materials and business documentation

The general advice that I'd offer is get these stakeholders more involved in the Scrum events. For training, getting the training documentation embedded into the product would be good, I think that ...
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Our scrum product team is ready to release, but releases are delayed by the creation of training materials and business documentation

This is something that's a problem for my organisation. Here are some things we do to make it less problematic: Use a Release branch in source-code management (including the sources of documentation)...
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How to make my team follow the Scrum methodology?

being against the methodolgy that the company choosed (scrum and agile) is being against the company's values, and the direction/managers should intervent ? I'm going to go against the mainstream ...
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How to make my team follow the Scrum methodology?

I think first of all you have to educate the team what scrum is. If they consider scrum useless you try to understand their point of view or concerns. Then you try to explain or answer those questions....
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