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Cadence in Scrum

I'm not seeing a contradiction here. First, Scrum requires a predictable cadence. The cadence of Scrum is the Sprint, which begins with Sprint Planning and ends with Sprint Review and Sprint ...
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In Agile, what do you call the costs of building infrastructure for the first release?

TL;DR Some frameworks have a distinct name for the type of work you're asking about, but some don't. To understand why, a short preface is in order. Work is work. While it's sometimes necessary to ...
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Priority vs Business Value

TL;DR The Product Owner can track business value or other information on items in the Product Backlog. However, from a process perspective, only the sequential order of Product Backlog Items really ...
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In Agile, what do you call the costs of building infrastructure for the first release?

There are a few points to consider on this. 1) Scrum uses PBIs. Product Backlog Items are all the things that make up the product backlog. Any item that you have to do can be an item in the product ...
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In Agile, what do you call the costs of building infrastructure for the first release?

Agile is all about (sometimes brutal) transparency. If the initial feature release requires a lot of expense and effort then that is what should be reflected. The release of Customer Facing ...
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Cadence in Scrum

That you have a "predictable cadence" did not mean you have a predictable output of PBIs. The cadence is the time framework, tells you when you will do which scrum events. Starting from the ...
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Cadence in Scrum

Through its events (the sprint itself, planning, daily, review, and retrospective), Scrum does indeed provide a cadence for the team to do the work. It is a rhythm that the team uses to do the work. ...
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How do I ask a stakeholder about their valuation of improvement amount curve?

TL;DR You are optimizing for mathematics, not outcomes. Unless you're dealing with mathematicians, that is likely not a useful approach. Focus on defining what a successful outcome looks like to your ...
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How do I ask a stakeholder about their valuation of improvement amount curve?

State that you can deliver the whole "thing" in a given time, but you may be able to get some value for the customer earlier, if they can prioritise what they would like first. If they agree,...
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WIP vs. Value-adding cards for Kanban in IT operations / IT support

This is a pretty common situation in most work settings - where teams work on a mix of work large (projects/ epics) and small (tasks/ user stories/ tickets, etc.) Work also occurs in "natural&...
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In Agile, what do you call the costs of building infrastructure for the first release?

Some of that initial infrastructure can be demo'd to customers at sprint reviews to help educate them on why and how it is delivering things that are of value to them. For example, CI/CD: "Look, my ...
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Cadence in Scrum

"I see it a lot, but ..." A team should not "embark upon a sprint" as a way of learning how the technology works or how the goal should be achieved. Unfortunately the methodology ...
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How to handle unequally distributed material cost in EVM

Some organizations buy materiel and inventory it until it is claimed by a project. At that time, the project recognizes the costs as AC. If you can account for costs in that manner, a matter of ...
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What is Value Assurance all about?

Whenever you find a job title that's not very common, it usually means that the company tried to put a name on some job responsibilities that are wider than what existing job titles can cover, like ...
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Priority vs Business Value

It all depends on how you define business value and priority. It would be easier if you forget about the labels and focus on the final goal: the final goal is to create a product that doesn’t have all ...
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What is the best way to link the Business Cases to the user stories in Scrum?

Alignment Maps could be used to link user stories to business cases: Alignment maps are organizational information radiators that help visualize the alignment of ongoing work with business ...
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