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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

Pretend the Waterfall team is an outside contractor Since you're interfacing with the Waterfall team's code solely via an API, just pretend you're hiring an outside contractor to create that code for ...
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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

First of all, make it known to your stakeholders that there is a project risk in your project. The waterfall team is asking for things (final, unchanging requirements) that you don't have at the start ...
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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

For what it's worth, APIs and protocols are an area you often do need things fixed. This has to be very deliberately and explicitly designed because if you need to change it later, every consumer will ...
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Last minute changes by the client

This is an unenviable position. I'm not sure there are any good/easy answers. Who is accountable in this scenario? Who approves the changes? Changes (last minute or not) have a financial impact on ...
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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

I have been in this situation a couple of times and it is very challenging. Things that can help: Spend some time with the waterfall team explaining how you work. Even if you can't resolve the ...
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Last minute changes by the client

There are two parts to your question: Do the clients really need to make changes at very short notice If this is a real need, what do we have to do to respond to changes very quickly I would start ...
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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

They are also strict. No changes to the requirements. They want to lock down the requirements. That is not really true though. They would like to restrict changes to the requirements, for sure, ...
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How can a Scrum team work with a Waterfall team

When the API is not too complex, you could create your own mock API to experiment with which returns test data. When you got your requirements down, you can contact them to create a real API ...
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Definition of Ready and Done in a Waterfall-Scrum Process (Global Definition as Solution?)

Without understanding fully, I don't think we can suggest the best approach. With that in mind, here is my approach based on the information given. 1) Remove the concept of 1 week development, 1 ...
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Definition of Ready and Done in a Waterfall-Scrum Process (Global Definition as Solution?)

If you can make this work for your teams then that is fine. I would caution that a global definition of done has several drawbacks, including: Getting consensus over several teams is challenging. If ...
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