Shawn Adams
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What is the weighting difference between Epic/Story/Task
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A shorthand answer: Epic: Generally takes more than one iteration to complete, contains more than one User Story & is written in a User Story format. User Story: Generally is completed in one ...

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What to do with unexpectedly blocked story in scrum?
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This is a great question and opportunity to learn! Yes, put the Blocked Story into the Product Backlog if you have a similar sized replacement and at the next Retrospective discuss: What does this ...

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What are the definitions and differences between: Theme, Epic, Feature, User Story and Task?
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These definitions are good general guidelines, but your individual team may have a different interpretation and that's okay. It is more important that your team has its own agreed upon definitions: A ...

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Product Owner is requesting a "confidence check" for reaching the MVP - How to in a Scrum project?
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This is a great topic! Estimating confidence on a regular basis (at Retrospectives) will be useful in gauging team health and professional growth as everyone works in this new territory. The Scrum ...

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Requirement gathering cut off when the time for requirement collection is too long
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You will never have all the info for requirements so... For this small project you can propose to build the best solution you can with the resources (info, budget & time) available. When the ...

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Can I break down a vertical story into horizontal tasks?
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Vertical Slices are decomposed into Tasks which are specific to each domain and naturally horizontal. You are using this agile concept correctly--BOOM! The only thing I'd suggest would be consider ...

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How should we implement and keep track of recurring or intangible retrospective action items?
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A "Shu" suggestion: Make these issues visible on a dedicated Retro Issues Backlog. When the issue re-surfaces put a red dot on it or when it persists put a yellow dot on it. When a new dot appears, ...

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Need help- Documentation for non-technical people using Agile
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Right off the bat I can think of 3 ways to communicate outcomes and requirements: Invite Stakeholders to Sprint Review or maybe Daily Stand Up Show Stakeholders your product's Information Radiators ...

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In Agile, what do you call the costs of building infrastructure for the first release?
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The plain answer to your question is: No, there is no scrum term for initial costs. Those costs are table stakes required regardless of methodology. Some scrum orgs do this work for the customer (the ...

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should we repeat the details in user story of similar feature?
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Generally a User Story is work that can be finished in one Sprint. If yours will take longer it would be considered to be an Epic, which will contain additional User Stories within it. If those ...

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Is Team member sharing possible in Scrum during a Sprint?
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Consider asking to take this opportunity to swarm/pair with another teammate. This will give you insight into new areas and build the cross-functionality of your team. Working outside of the team is (...

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Schedule for a 10 day Sprint in Scrum
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Monday & Friday are not ideal days for ceremonies. Spread them or cluster them on whatever days you like and iterate as needed. 2 week (10 work days) sprints are frequently viewed as the default ...

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What type of estimation is applicable if work items can't be similarly sized because they will violate MMF
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By tracking the difference between estimated delivery & actual delivery by item size as well as total items in a rolling average. You'll see the team's forecasting strengths/weaknesses/progression ...

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Scrum Master being made to manage
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I'd define your SM role, how the SM impacts value & then talk about being a team player. Time sheets are probably necessary to the business but are out of the scrum master's scope. Being a team ...

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Scrum Retrospective during holiday season
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Skipping the retro would be an anti-pattern. When capacity is limited due to "OOO" it's a good time to assess the team's cross-functionality limits. What skills gaps do we have? What could we do ...

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Are daily stand ups the same for Kanban and Scrum teams?
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Kanban uses Stand Ups but the format is different than Scrum. Kanban's Stand Up focuses on the board! An effective framework for us has been discussing 4 buckets (in order of importance) for 5-15 ...

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