Muhammad
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What's an easy and sustainable way to introduce pair programming?
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How to roll out pairing in a Scrum team? I am afraid there is no right answer to this. It all depends on the existing team dynamics. Nevertheless, what is almost always relevant is to understand ...

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Transition from waterfall to agile
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I would recommend you guys hire an Agile Coach or Scrum Master, at least for a six months period. One of the four parts of the agile manifesto is Individuals and interactions over processes and tools ...

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questions allowed in scrum team
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Alright, to start with, Scrum has 3 roles - Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Team. Further, it has 4 or 5 events, depending on how you treat backlog refinement. Finally, it has a handful of ...

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Handling architectural problems down the line
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In Scrum, like most agile approaches to development, the whole team is responsible. This is the 11th principle of the Agile Manifesto: The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge ...

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How to make the Product Owner realize that he doesn't put focus on the right customer at all?
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I will assume what the "VIP" want fall somewhere between what you think and what the PO believes. I'll add some facts to that assumption: the VIP do not truly know what they want - not granulary ...

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Jira Project vs Epics vs Categories
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So I see a mashup of terms from traditional and Agile worlds. The answer below assumes you are using Scrum. Product = Project For your project, create a project in JIRA. Everything related to your ...

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Single backlog. Multiple teams. How to handle Backlog Refinement?
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At present the BA invites all developers from all teams into a single Refinement session to start discussing stories in detail. The devs have, rightly, balked and 19 of the 21 devs just opened their ...

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SCRUM certification in UK, for Australia?
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OK, so having been in slightly a similar situation, I would advise you go for PSM I and if you are up for it, maybe even PSM II or one of the other certifications offered by Scrum.org. These are all ...

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Stories added after commitment
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Your question is actually quite broad and touches upon a number is issues but the good thing is its all related to backlog items in one way or another. I'm trying to understand the following ...

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Swimlane, category or new project for grouping dependent projects in Kanboard
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I would recommend you make separate boards for the independent projects unless the same team is working on all the parts simultaneously, which doesn't make much sense to me based on your short post. ...

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Difference between Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Nexus Framework
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To understand the how bit you will need to study each individually. The good news is that all will talk about basically the same thing but with different terminologies. If you are familiar with Scrum, ...

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pivotal tracker chore: Should chores be picked regularly or one complete sprint should be dedicated to it? At what rate velocity should increase
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Call me a purist but I would say neither. There should be no accumulated technical debt if you are doing Scrum right. Remember: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Regardless of ...

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Scaled scrum/agile frameworks (SAFe vs. Nexus vs. LeSS) comparison
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Q: Why use one rather than the other? Its important to first understand why different frameworks exist to scale scrum or agile teams. In my view, the answer is money. After the agile manifesto's ...

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How does Jira "resolved" field (or its alias name "resolutionDate") get set?
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You need to have admin access. Go to the admin section for the project in question and find the workflow on the left navigation bar. You may have different workflows for different issue types. ...

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Does a Product Owner submit to Change Control before re-grooming Product Backlog?
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I have never done this and it would be a major anti-pattern because: You are discouraging change You are excluding the PO from the team, at least indirectly Having said that, this has happened many ...

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How to estimate the value of software for a control system?
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If you are a projects company, you tend to go with COGS or its variation. Value of software, or anything for that matter, is subjective. Nevertheless, as the organization developing the software, it ...

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Who developed Stepwise project planning?
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My academic research skills came in handy. The answer is Robert Tamblyn Hughes (also the author of the book you referred to, I believe) in 1996. He published a conference paper titled "The 'Step Wise' ...

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Strategy for whole team switching tehnologies
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This is quite a sticky situation. Firstly, you say the "management decided". This isn't ideal and the decision should have been made by the team, without the management's involvement whatsoever. ...

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How to project manage Multiple Product lines, Crossed linked projects 75 developers, 7-8 product managers in an agile manager
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Scaled Scrum frameworks should work well. You can try Nexus, LeSS or SAFe. Nexus being my favorite. In general, scaling a bad agile/scrum team is a bad idea. Also, IMO, you can hardly be effective ...

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Kanban : why should we monitor each person in the team?
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So I don't think your question has anything to do with Kanban in particular. The purpose of assigning tasks to developers, as it is common is prescriptive approaches where the Project Manager does ...

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Should a user journey be a part of a BDD story?
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It depends on the story and the team. So during sprint planning, you would discuss the high value stories with the development team, who in return ask for clarity. You should ask them whether adding a ...

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How can I modify the Upland PowerSteering templates for Iterative/Agile Management?
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To the best of my knowledge, this is not possible. The good news is, using software is optional when it comes to agile methodologies and frameworks. If you must use a tool, try www.trello.com; its the ...

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How to address delivery of production fixes in scrum?
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Many ways to deal with this but in my opinion, the following two are the most sustainable: If the team's velocity is 50 stories, go into the sprint with 35 stories. Leaving 15 for bug fixed and/or ...

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Changing Actual Cost (AC) with Real Cost Field
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I am not familiar of "Real Cost" in the EVM formula. You should be able to see the formula used in the spreadsheet and it may tell you why the two are different. Given it is in Spanish, perhaps it ...

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As a scrum master of a small startup made by friends, How do you solve these impediments?
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Due to the context, this may not seem relevant to Scrum but I have seen issues like this arise all the time in scrum teams in the industry. The issue here is the lack of progress because certain ...

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Should common functionalities be repeated as very similar stories within each context they're needed?
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If only the role performing the action is different, and the actions (add, search, edit, etc) as well as the context (user profile, invoices, etc) of the actions are the same, then you are talking ...

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How do you write completable "stories" when all members of a team have a specialty?
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I really like this question because how often I have found myself dealing with teams struggling with similar problems. Your question also points to a handful of very important agile development ...

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Who can add "tasks" in Scrum/Kanban?
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Writing requirements: User stories represent exceptionally high level "desirements" written from the end users point of view to emphasize the business value as opposed to technical details. Stories ...

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What should you do with story points which aren't completed in sprint?
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The (purist approach) short answer: move it back to the backlog and let the product owner decide. How a reporting chart looks like shouldn't matter really. Long (realist approach) answer: in some ...

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For a two-week Sprint, can I adjust the meeting dates when there is a holiday in our country?
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The short answer is no. You should be able able to know about these holidays in advance and adjust the sprint backlog accordingly during sprint planning. If your average velocity is X, you can adjust ...

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