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What does "Architectural Spike" mean?

Use spike to reduce the risk of a story or increase the reliability of an estimate Spike is a term that comes from the Extreme Programming (XP) practice. The goal is reducing the risk of a technical ...
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What does "Architectural Spike" mean?

An architectural spike is a fixed time/variable scope PBI which is added if the team feels that more investigation is needed in order to maximize velocity (or to get better estimates). Practically, ...
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how to do spike/research story which can run more than 1 sprint

TL;DR A research spike is intended to reduce the cone of uncertainty for future work. It is not intended to deliver shippable increments of anything. Treating the output of a spike as anything other ...
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How to timebox Spikes using story points?

I have been struggling with spikes as long as I've been a ScrumMaster. I'm finally starting to come to terms with them, and here's how: The team is self-organizing. If they say they need a spike, I ...
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how to do spike/research story which can run more than 1 sprint

The purpose of the limited timebox is to force the team to break down larger items into smaller ones. 2 weeks is a long time for research. I usually look for research tasks to be measured in hours, ...
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