Bogdan
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Dealing with multiple projects in the same Scrum team
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[...] working in a small SCRUM team (capacity ~ 3 FTE) that must deal with multiple projects in various stages Scrum works best for one team working on one project. If you have things coming your way ...

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Who are Developers in Scrum Team?
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The Scrum Guide used to mention a development team, but now it just mentions developers. Here is an explanation of the reasong behind that: The 2020 edition no longer mentions the development team, ...

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Why is the agile manifesto called a manifesto?
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Words rarely have just one meaning. A better definition for manifesto in this case would be A manifesto is a published declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer [...] The Agile ...

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Can I put user stories with different end users under one epic?
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Can I put user stories with different end users under one epic? Yes. Epics are bigger functionality that later gets refined into user stories and other items related to that functionality. Then the ...

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How to grasp in a Scrum Sprint the fact that the newest Team member is consuming a significant time from other Team members?
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Any new joiner to the team will require time to learn the works of the project and will require time spent from others in the team to help them and offer support. Nobody hits the ground running, no ...

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Should a designer or a devops be a member of a Scrum team?
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Ideally, a Scrum team should have all the needed roles to build the product within the team, and not dependent on external resources or people. So ideally, the designer and devops engineer should be ...

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Are the 15 minutes Daily-Scrum timeboxes result of any public investigation?
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Sutherland decided to make the meeting at most 15 min long. In his own words: [...] the meeting couldn’t last more than fifteen minutes. We wanted it to be crisp, direct, and to the point. If ...

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What is the difference between "active listening" and the "sender-receiver model"?
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PMP uses the sender-receiver model of communication in which parties alternate their roles to keep the communication going. So it's an interactive model of communication, with feedback incorporated, ...

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Project Plan's approach to project (Traditional, Agile, Hybrid)
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This decision is usually made as part of the company's practices and policies, sort of like "meta data" on the approach to run projects. In the context of the PMP this is called the ...

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In Scrum, do we really let people self-organize around their work?
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The best form of organizing the work is usually achieved by those that actually do the work, or in other words: Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they ...

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Possible to salvage failing outsourced project (9 months in)?
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In my experience, outsourced projects only work if: you - as the client - stay involved in the development of the product. You don't just hand the provider something to do and expect them to deliver ...

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Where does Scrum or Agile Manifesto say that we should avoid stages (development, then testing)?
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Where does Scrum or Agile Manifesto say that we should avoid stages (development, then testing)? As already mentioned in other answers, Scrum or the Manifesto for Agile Software development don't ...

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Should feature teams be specialized by business stream?
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The situation you are describing reminds me of a something Sir Ken Robinson said in a TED talk: I saw a well-meaning policy statement that said 'College begins in Kindergarten'. No it doesn't, ...

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How to ensure adherence to coding standards
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In this case, the easiest solution would be to use some linters for the code you produce, be it SQL or something else. See also: Lint (software) List of tools for static code analysis These tools ...

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What does team's velocity measure?
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Velocity measures how much work the team can complete per sprint, given a stable team and a common understanding of the complexity of the items that they work on. It's usually measured in number of ...

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Usable or usefull increments in Scrum?
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In a nutshell, Scrum is explained like so (emphasis mine): A Product Owner orders the work for a complex problem into a Product Backlog. The Scrum Team turns a selection of the work into an Increment ...

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Are development and testing of a feature done at the same time in Scrum?
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Do QA-engineers write automated tests for the feature at the same time as developers write code of the feature? Ideally yes. You need the two activities to be performed by a collaboration between ...

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Best practice: best place to track ad-hoc, ongoing work
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You say you can get audited and that you do some R&D activities too. Does the company you work for need to comply with specific regulations or standards? If yes, that would be the where I would ...

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Defining a unified terminologies for a product?
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I think you are looking for Ubiquitous Language from Domain Driven Design. Ubiquitous Language is modeled within a Limited context, where the terms and concepts of the business domain are identified, ...

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Lately discovered requirements in Scrum
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You say: If a requirement is discovered in the middle of a project or even later, then the cost of implementation of this requirement can be very high. This can be true or can be false. It depends ...

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How do you close out a Scrum Sprint in Azure Boards? Especially, what should you do with partially completed user stories and tasks?
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What should you do with user stories and their tasks that are only partially completed at the end of the sprint? They return to the backlog. On your next sprint's planning, if the stories are still ...

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Should we re-estime (reduce) story points of a task that we started but didn't finish last sprint?
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There isn't any best option; you can do it either way. The best option here is to decide this together with your team instead of having one voice say "we will do it this way". Here is how I ...

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From a project planning perspective, is it wrong to have one sprint for the API and another sprint for the UI?
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By the way you are describing this project of yours, it seems to be a "one time thing" and your advisor is suggesting an iterative and incremental approach by using Scrum, but didn't explain ...

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Which is better: large feature branches or merging frequently? Which is better small work items vs large work items?
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There is a lot to unpack in your question, but from what I read I see two main issues: the old guard (as you name it) doesn't want to change their way of working. What they did might have worked ...

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Is Task always decomposed from User Story?
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Is Task always decomposed from User Story? No. Tasks are often split from a user story, but that does not mean that a task can only exist as part of user stories and thus they always have a smaller ...

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How to handle blocked tickets in Kanban
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My understanding is that blocked items should be treated as any other items currently inside your workflow. Your workflow has an entry point and a exit point and you need to keep things flowing ...

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Agile project structure
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I'll make an assumption here, but it seems to me that you are thinking about your Agile project from a traditional project management perspective, where you focus on layers of work or on work packages ...

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Agile in a reactive organisation?
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You ask: What is the best way to implement agile in these circumstances? Before thinking about this question you should think about how to bring in some common sense into the situation. Having ...

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How to incorporate UX/UI in sprint correctly when mockups are required to estimate a story?
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I'd like to be "fully" agile and having design being part of the sprint [...] I think there is a misunderstanding here, which is that in Agile there isn't any "upfront anything" ...

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What to do with a branch and card when a task meets the acceptance criteria BUT user testing reveals it's not acceptable?
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I'm not a big fan of Feature Toggles (because they can become a maintenance and configuration nightmare if not properly managed), but this could be a solution for deploying the code, without making it ...

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