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Blockers and Impediments

How do others handle impediments and blockers reported at standups? If they are simple then the team decides on an approach in the standup. If they are a little more complex, two or more members of ...
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Blockers and Impediments

Keeping track of impediments and/or improvement opportunities is a good idea, but it's also a long-term solution. At your standup, one of the priorities should be to identify blocked or impeded work ...
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How to deal with people who are not motivated?

There is very little you can do as a Scrum Master, or they can do as a team, if their company treated them in a way that made it clear they are just numbers to be pushed around on an organization ...
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Who decides if something should NOT be injected into a sprint?

This is going to be a pretty by the rules answer. Before I give you that, remember that you're working with people and that if the developers and product owner have a good conversation and decide it's ...
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Ticket must be worked immediately, and definitely won't make it to Done by end of sprint

I've used the following hierarchy in the past: Can the work be done in the next Sprint? If so, into the backlog. Do the Developers decide it can be absorbed into the current Sprint w/o endangering ...
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Ticket must be worked immediately, and definitely won't make it to Done by end of sprint

Preface This is such an X/Y problem that no one outside your company can advise except to say "Your process is deeply broken." Whatever You're Doing, It Isn't Scrum Nothing you're describing ...
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How to deal with people who are not motivated?

I would recommend 2 things to start. Vision and Voice. Vision Is the organisational vision clear and is it clear how everyone's work contributes to that vision. Part of motivation at work is feeling ...
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Blockers, impediments & dependencies

This is more of a team or organizational culture thing. In healthy teams and organizations, words like "blocker", "impediment", and "dependency" do not erode ...
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Blockers, impediments & dependencies

TL;DR Neither Scrum nor the Agile Manifesto currently uses the word "blockers." However, this term is often seen in Kanban or other queue-based systems where work-in-progress (WIP) limits ...
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Ticket must be worked immediately, and definitely won't make it to Done by end of sprint

Since the question is tagged scrum, I will base the first part of the answer specifically on the Scrum framework. Only Developers can accept work into the Sprint. The Sprint Backlog, which includes ...
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Blockers, impediments & dependencies

"A good topic for the next retro"
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Blockers, impediments & dependencies

Your definition of "Blocker" seems strange to me. A "Blocker" is something that blocks the team, not a single person. If in a team of Alice, Bob and Charlie, Alice is waiting for ...
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Who decides if something should NOT be injected into a sprint?

TL;DR A variant of your question has been asked before. The underlying X/Y problem here is that your team is being asked to do both development and support, and it doesn't appear that anyone involved ...
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Who decides if something should NOT be injected into a sprint?

Since Scrum Teams are self-organizing and self-managing, the specifics are going to vary by team. Different teams will find a way of working that works for them. However, there are some general ideas ...
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According to scrum, how do you handle troubleshooting problems in an application as a developer?

Regardless of what approach you use to forecast your performance, there are tasks which are inherently hard to estimate. Finding and fixing bugs are among the hardest. You need to either allocate some ...
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According to scrum, how do you handle troubleshooting problems in an application as a developer?

Ironically because the situation describe is quite common, it is less of a problem. When you measure your team's velocity it will be impacted by the discovery of new work that is not anticipated. This ...
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According to scrum, how do you handle troubleshooting problems in an application as a developer?

In Scrum, the representation of the current work is the Sprint Backlog. In the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Backlog is described as "a highly visible, real-time picture of the work that the Developers ...
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Blockers and Impediments

The Daily Scrum is for Just-in-Time Planning and Coordination Between Developers Currently we don’t have an impediment log as the team can’t see the value in it and I am not sure what purpose it ...

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