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

You'll get a lot of 'ideal' Scrum Master behavior which if not favor at least do not harm engineers; but they do harm you as a leader / scrum master in the organization. Some might tell you not to ...
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When should a user story be marked as "blocked" and not "To-do"

"Blocked" should never be a state in a workflow, which includes a status in a Jira workflow or a column on a board. Calling something "blocked" is a description of the work, but ...
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When should a user story be marked as "blocked" and not "To-do"

"Blocked" is normally reserved as a state when the team as a whole cannot progress the item. So in this case, I would not consider it "blocked", because the team can do meaningful ...
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When should a user story be marked as "blocked" and not "To-do"

I'd ask the team what benefits does they find from having two user stories for the same piece of functionality? I advise teams not to split backlog items into stories for specific disciplines. In this ...
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Capture burned (story) points for a partially complete task moved to next sprint

Why does it matter that those points aren't captured in the Jira reports? Let's assume that you are using "burned" or completed points for velocity. Since the story isn't complete, you would ...
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Capture burned (story) points for a partially complete task moved to next sprint

A key aspect of Scrum is to focus on work that is done and not work in progress. When we measure the story points achieved in a sprint, we measure them for the stories that reached our definition of ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to speak to a developer about his delays?

Any suggestions ? I'm sure there is an official Scrum answer and a project management answer. This is a common sense workplace answer: Don't bother. That person is out of the door. They are there ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to speak to a developer about his delays?

I tend to agree with Thomas, but this time I might slightly disagree, as I'd suggest a more active stance. The Scrum Master is accountable for the Scrum Team’s effectiveness. Source: Scrum Guide You ...
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As a Scrum Master, how to speak to a developer about his delays?

As a Scrum Master, you shouldn't approach this Developer. If the team believes that this is an issue that is affecting their performance, then the team should talk about it at a Sprint Retrospective. ...
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Protecting the team against injection

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan ...
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How should tasks be named in the Kanban approach?

I strongly believe you're mixing up concepts, so I'll take some wild guesses here. In Scrum, the tasks would be named sprints. You may mean In Scrum, the goals are defined per sprint. Where the ...
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How should tasks be named in the Kanban approach?

In Scrum tasks are not to be confused with sprints. The sprint is a timebox, the tasks are just developer todo items. In Kanban, tasks, if relevant at all, would be the names of the columns. In this ...
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How do you plan for Production Support in velocity-based sprint planning

Understanding Velocity How would a team plan for production support in a velocity-based sprint planning model? "Velocity" is often used in story-point based estimation processes, but is ...
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Is the 15-minute daily stand-up meeting mandatory for a successful Scrum project?

The biggest issue with all the scrum ceremonies (including the standup) is that they break up your day so you have no focused time to think or work on the actual work that needs to be done. The ...
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Protecting the team against injection

Reflect the pain The Scrum Master can help by preparing sprint reports that highlight the impact of priority/context changes. For example: Midway through this sprint the team was asked to stop the ...
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How do you plan for Production Support in velocity-based sprint planning

The best predictor of today's weather is yesterday's weather. Velocity-based sprint planning, as you call it, works like that. If the team capacity and sprint length don't change, if the team does the ...
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How do you plan for Production Support in velocity-based sprint planning

If the production support overhead is reasonably consistent, then when using velocity you don't need to do anything at all. The amount of planned sprint work the team gets done will deduce due to the ...
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Protecting the team against injection

The specifics depend on the nature of the changes and why they are happening, but it usually comes down to some kind of coaching. If the reason is an incoming "high priority" request from a ...
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Protecting the team against injection

Normally, Scrum - and Agile in general - is something you want to use in a context with rapidly changing priorities. So the team shouldn't need protecting from anything, because you want to move with ...
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What do Scrum Masters do all day?

In my experience... it depends. It depends on what stage the team is in, usually brand new teams need a lot of coaching because they usually have very little knowledge or don't know why some things ...
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