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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

I have been in a similar situation (in a retail bank), with consultants offering what they call 'enterprise Agile'. The result was waterfall and highly problematic. The consultancies are typically ...
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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

There is nothing agile about the consultant's approach and certainly not use of the Scrum framework. That is waterfall with some modern software development terms being misused. Allowing an internal ...
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Who ensures that the backend API is compatible with the user interface?

There is no universally applicable SDLC or associated roles. Who is ultimately responsible or accountable depends on how your organization has defined roles and their associated responsibilities and ...
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What is a good target peer code review rate?

I just can tell how the teams I worked with did best: when a developer finished a part of code he or she considered important, they brought it with them to the next review to show to and discuss it ...
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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?

The waterfall model is linear, so there's no cycling involved. When the product is built, the project is done. Your graph looks more like the Systems Development Live Cycle (SDLC) to me. The SDLC is ...
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Who ensures that the backend API is compatible with the user interface?

TL;DR You're conflating the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with accountability and responsibility. While there's some overlap among them, they are really three different things. You need to ...
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What is a good target peer code review rate?

Contrary to what you believe, it is not unreasonable to have had at least two sets of eyes on 100% every code change. Every team I’ve worked on for the last five years has had at least one other set ...
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Who ensures that the backend API is compatible with the user interface?

A common theme of agile styles of working is that teams are at their best when they are cross-functional, empowered and collectively accountable for the work they deliver. A healthy team ought to be ...
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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?

Waterfall is done when the project is delivered into a Business-As-Usual (BAU) state. One of the defining characteristics of a project is that it is Temporary. The other four are Causes change ...
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Who ensures that the backend API is compatible with the user interface?

Ensuring that the frontend and the backend are compatible is the responsibility of the testers, but of course, but coding them compatible is the responsibility of the frontend and the backend ...
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Small team with diverse tasks and little overlap - which methodology?

Experiment. Follow these steps: Clarify what you value - Is it team morale? Is it productivity? Is it rapidly responding to change? etc. Decide how best to measure the things you value Try elements ...
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Small team with diverse tasks and little overlap - which methodology?

If the risk that you're trying to mitigate are the knowledge silos that exist in these individuals, then going with a single-team / single-product mindset would help mitigate that risk. Of course, ...
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A term for projects with long release cycle

The Project Management Institute uses the terms predictive and adaptive for project life cycles. A predictive life cycle is all about long term predictability and controlling change whereas an ...
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A term for projects with long release cycle

I'm not sure about a formal definition, however I would tend to use the term "Waterfall with multiple phases" for the model you are discussing. My experience of these is that you plan in ...
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Legally Advisable to Give Copy of Project Plan and Systems Design to Stakeholders? Software Copyright Laws

Capture Legal Issues, Then Delegate While your question about copyright is largely off-topic, and can't be properly answered on a site about project management, knowing how to deal with legal issues ...
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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

Try to identify the biggest pain point and articulate the Agile practices that will mitigate that Looks like you are convinced that the existing approach will certainly fail: ...or should he let ...
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