Venture2099
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What is the key difference between adaptive life cycle model and iterative/incremental model?
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TL;DR You have mixed some concepts. As Stanislav has written; there are two approaches. Predictive and Adaptive Within Adaptive you may find both incremental and iterative which are distinct from each ...

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OKRs as a new Waterfall
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TL;DR OKRs are linked to Agile only in so much that the companies that pioneered and promoted the OKR model also adopted significant portions of the Agile Manifesto and the frameworks we consider ...

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Retrospective in an operations team?
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TL;DR Retrospectives work in any environment in any organization. They are not an Agile practice, although Agile has embraced them whole-heartedly as a reflection of the scientific method for ...

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Can an Epic span multiple versions / releases?
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TL;DR Yes. There is no issue with this at all. Discussion Points The concept of Epics are pretty amorphous and undefined. You can find descriptions of Epics as large user stories that need broken ...

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managing a project without subject matter expertise
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This is a difficult one to answer because there could be a lot that is not being said, however, based on what you are saying here is some guidance. TL;DR Projects are temporary organisations to ...

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How to combine OKRs with agile development (Scrumban)?
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TL;DR OKRs are linked to Agile only in so much that the companies that pioneered and promoted the OKR model also adopted significant portions of the Agile Manifesto and the frameworks we consider ...

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What is that SpaceX is doing differently that makes the company so successful
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I have delivered several keynote workshops and talks about project management on SpaceX - everything you seek can be found in a careful reading of the book Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX ...

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Are we allowed to move stories to future Sprints during a Sprint?
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TL:DR Yes, it is perfectly fine to remove a story due to changing priorities and move it back into the Product Backlog, ready for a future sprint. Why is it fine? A Scrum Team can do several things as ...

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How to deal with conflicting developers in Scrum team?
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I am dealing with a similar situation; previous teams merged into one with subsequent respecifying of roles and grades. Some legacy political forces were in play. As the Scrum Master you are the ...

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Why management is more concerned of JIRA hours than of following Scrum values?
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I can feel the frustration in your post. As someone who made the transition from a PMO to an Agile role I can understand both sides of the coin. Your question has multiple components which I will ...

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I'm looking for the name of a spiral chart type used in Scrum
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This sounds like a custom chart that someone has designed. I can imagine how it looks with an ever-decreasing remaining scope towards a bulls-eye. Although the regular burn-up charts are fit for ...

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What decision should I take regarding a team of front-end developers which delivers unstable releases
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Product is currently in beta stage and never been public, only client team and the team of testers have access to this. How often is the client checking in? Do you have regular reviews? You want ...

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Scrum for SDK development - split stories horizontally?
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Remember that very few patterns we consider to be Agile are scientific rules. They are art applied scientifically. So, while Use Stories are supposed to be split vertically offering a complete ...

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How to handle when planned work is blocked and a developer has capacity to take on a new user story that may be too big
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Welcome to PMSE! Good question. It may be a duplicate but I could not find it so I will answer. I can tell you how I coach teams to handle it. Unfortunately, the story is bigger than the ...

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We work with fixed scope, price and time - why should we use Story points?
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You are asking a question in good faith and the truth is story points may or may not help you. Like a lot of practices and patterns within the Agile ecosystem; it depends. Let's break your points ...

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Demo in Sprint Review
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TL;DR There is a lot going on here. The short answer is that the Sprint Review does not have to be a demo but Scrum does advocate that the team should produce a potentially shippable product ...

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What should we do if there are not enough PBIs to fill a final Sprint in Scrum?
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Quite simply, start the Sprint with what you have. However, your Product Owner (and the business) must learn the lesson that the pipeline of work is never finished. Run an ad-hoc retrospective to ...

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Should User Stories be divided if they're not Done and the Sprint is almost over?
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You are facing several problems here which are bleeding over into each other. Let's separate them out. Story is not done. What to do now? Let's assume your user story was perfect and you have simply ...

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How to investigate who don’t like my product and why not like it?
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What you are discussing is a funnel for a customer feedback loop to iterate on your product. The good news is that lots of lean startup advice exists to help and guide you solve this problem. For an ...

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Methods to improve daily scrum / standup
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You have neglected to say whether your team are face to face or working distributed and communicating via Lync etc so for the sake of this answer I will assume distributed. Stage 1: Basic Discipline ...

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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?
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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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Are there any alternatives to Agile Software Development?
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There is considerable evidence to suggest that massive enterprise software installations including SAP and NASA reject most of the frameworks we class as Agile. This is due to the scale of such ...

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What's a good diagram time to model systems that are time dependant
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Interesting question; a very good fit for Project Management Stack Exchange. It might take a little while for good answers to filter through since this requires some serious thought and you have done ...

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How to keep a PRINCE2 project lean?
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I qualified in PRINCE2 long before I moved into the Agile arena and became a ScrumMaster / Agile Coach so I have seen both sides of the coin and understand how hard it can be to; Gain a PRINCE2 based ...

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Should management review the scrum metrics of scrum teams?
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Like many things in the world of project management; it depends. The organizations implementing Scrum (or a variation of Scrum which they have adapted) are numerous and all have different hierarchies, ...

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Hiring a Scrum Master / Agile Coach
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I would ask them 3 key questions to highlight their genuine knowledge over and above certifications. These are the three questions I ask every new SM in our organisation. 1. What came first, Agile ...

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How to model a map of conflicts / interests?
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Mapping stakeholder interests is an always-ongoing activity. It should never be complete, merely reviewed. Organisations revolve staff through Projects and Programmes constantly so stakeholder maps ...

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The difference of Jira Epics and Components
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When approaching JIRA it is best to remember that the tool initially started life as a bug-tracking system. Components A component is a software/hardware component that might be shared between teams, ...

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What workflow optimises the use of Lean Startup, particularly when managing Landing Pages?
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This is an excellent question and a refreshing change form the typical project management fodder we get here. I am a former coach for Lean Startup Machine and a previous winner of Lean Startup London ...

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Scrum - What are the downsides if a developer is not spending 100% of their time on a single project?
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There are multiple parts to your question so let's group them; The downsides A developer will be forced to attend all ceremonies for each project If your developer is split across multiple projects (...

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