yitznewton
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How much volatility should be acceptable among Scrum teams?
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From a Lean point of view, I'd say the important thing is not how much it is, but that the team is able to fulfill its mission, and perhaps that the volatility doesn't increase. Rather than choosing a ...

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How to be a Scrum Master in old school corporations?
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In order for Scrum to work in a larger organizational context, there either needs to be hands-off management from outside, or (preferably) middle and upper management that actively wants to support ...

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How to better structure a big scrum team?
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It's a big question with a complex answer space. My favorite framework for working in multiple teams is LeSS. Their signature book, Large Scale Scrum, is the best book about Scrum (at any scale) that ...

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Is Scrum Master a "management" position?
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Part of the problem is that "management" is vague. Does it imply formal authority? A reporting relationship? Someone who is responsible for the development of others? Responsible for the success of an ...

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What's an easy and sustainable way to introduce pair programming?
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To pair or not to pair is a decision that the team should make and own. "Rolling out" any technical practice, and especially one that brings with it such strong personal preferences as pair ...

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How do I facilitate an effective planning meeting with a remote team?
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Here are some problems as I see them: Natural language barrier Disagreement over appropriate slicing of work Disagreement or ambiguity over the desired outcome of "backlog grooming" It sounds like ...

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Hiring a Scrum Master / Agile Coach
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Being a Scrum Master (and Scrum itself) has little to do with project management. If anything, I would disfavor a strong PM background. The popular certifications are easy to obtain, and by ...

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Who can add "tasks" in Scrum/Kanban?
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This is something that the team can decide together. Figure out the different types of work (new story, bug resolution, ops changes, etc.) and agree on how new pieces of work in each category is ...

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Should bug fixes be deployed as soon as they're ready?
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Firstly, there's no rule in Scrum (as far as I know) about not releasing finished work during a Sprint; so if those items are in the sprint, you can still potentially release them during the sprint. ...

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How to get team agreement about what story points mean to said team
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To preface: the meaning of story points and velocity will evolve over time. They're a context-sensitive planning tool, and they can mean whatever the team needs them to mean. For your question: more ...

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