Erik
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In Scrum, do we really let people self-organize around their work?
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Probably the hardest sell in Scrum is when you tell the team "you can organize your work any way you like" and they say "Okay, then we'll keep doing it this way." Because that's ...

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How does a Scrum project start?
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A Scrum project starts with the first sprint. In order to start the first sprint, you will need a team and a backlog. The backlog is the easy part, most teams can start the first sprint with some ...

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How to estimate sprint velocity when there is a change in story points in scrum
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This seems like some kind of theoretical question, but I can give a few pointers on how to approach this. You've already identified: Velocity (the number of points that can be done in a sprint) ...

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Help - Technical team does not want to work in agile way
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It feels a bit to me like both you and the team are missing the same point. It's not about what's easy to build or test, it's not about being incremental for the sake of it, it's about delivering the ...

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Does velocity change if the storypoints are changed in the particular sprint?
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Actual velocity does not change based on story points or planning or looming deadlines or any other surrounding factors. Actual velocity merely refers to "how much work does the team get done", which ...

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How to write a user story involving artistic work?
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Maybe it's just me, but I consider the whole concept of software development to be a creative/artistic endeavor. And thinking about it, I'm not seeing why anything would have to change when you go ...

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How can I measure the effective team work per iteration?
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But you are measuring the effective work per sprint just fine. If the team delivers development work but not QA for a few stories, along with some analysis, but nothing else, then the effective work ...

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Which columns exist on your task board?
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After multiple rounds with experimentation with different columns based on our process, we came to the conclusion that no amount of tinkering with the specific columns could beat proper communication ...

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How to avoid the planning fallacy?
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Planning Poker is designed to use (or at least can be used so that it involves) a form of Reference Class Forecasting. When estimating with planning poker, you can pick a sort of 'baseline' ticket ...

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Planning a sprint after reduced team strength
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If you reduce a team from 7 to 4, especially if the reason is something outside the team, the best course of action is probably to treat this as a completely new team. People will need to change into ...

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How to utilize resources effectively in cross-functional scrum teams?
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They will do other work that needs doing. Keep in mind that "being in the sprint" means that the story is important. Not being in the sprint means the story is not that important. Looking for ...

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How to start Data Warehouse project in agile projects when client ask just some reports?
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If you see the problem, but someone else does not, the only thing you can do is keep trying to make them understand the problem. This isn't just related to Agile; in general it's your job to make ...

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Scheduling for Calendar Time when availability is variable?
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In addition to the above; make a guess of how much firefighting is being done (in "time lost firefighting per time unit") and take it into consideration when determining when things are done. If on ...

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What can I constructively say when looking at the Sprint Burndown
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You don't have to say constructive things about the burndown; it's just a factual display and you don't hurt its feelings by saying it's not looking so good today. Instead, you need to ask the team ...

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Two clients, one team, should we still have the standups together?
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This is breaking one of the fundamental rules of Scrum, which would be "one team, one goal, one responsibility". It's incredibly difficult for a team to work on two things at the same time, I've seen ...

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Can one person be Scrum Master inside two project at the same time?
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It depends a bit on the situation, but from experience I've seen that a full-time, experienced Scrum Master is usually capable of handling two teams. Maybe three if the teams themselves are also ...

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What evidence can I provide to my manager that changing the names of Scrum roles and artifacts is a bad idea?
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Slightly changing the premise, but Scrum isn't a "software thing". If you check the Scrum Guide (which is the only thing that really matters in terms of defining what Scrum is and is not) then you ...

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During a Sprint, a DevTeam determines that it will not be able to finish the complete forecast. Who should review and adjust the Sprint work selected?
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The same people who made the initial forecast should get together and figure out how much can still be done. That is to say: the Development Team should talk with their Product Owner and they should ...

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Good approach to group different project stories in same sprints
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Having worked like this, with a single team working on multiple projects at the same time, on multiple occasions, I have identified numerous reasons to not do this and exactly none at all to work like ...

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Should I assign user stories per team or per team member?
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You are seeing the real velocity. Stories that aren't done don't count. If people keep working on new stories while old stories aren't moved to done yet, that means your team isn't working like a team ...

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How do you manage resources in an agile approach with PMI
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Generally speaking, there is always something for people to do. They can help a colleague with their tasks, learn a new trick, write some documentation, clean up some code, talk with some other team, ...

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How can Scrum be *agile* if it enforces strict rules?
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How can any software development methodology be "agile", if the compiler/interpreter has strict rules about acceptable syntax? Since we live in a universe governed by pretty laws of physics, we have ...

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