Bogdan
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Who is the owner of the increment in Scrum?
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This is that type of response where if a equals b and b equals c, then a must equal c. The Scrum Guide says that the Product Owner is responsible and accountable for managing the Product Backlog. The ...

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Manager no longer invited to the retrospectives
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If this manager is part of the team and codes and completes tickets in the team's sprint, then he needs to be at the retrospective meetings. Your Scrum Master screwed this one up by uninviting him. ...

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When "taking it to the team" should we seek consensus?
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When “taking it to the team” should we seek consensus? The simple answer is "yes". When people all agree on a decision or an action, they will stand behind that decision or will make efforts to ...

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Is it really necessary to have a four hour meeting in Sprint planning?
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The Scrum Guide mentions that: Sprint Planning is time-boxed to a maximum of eight hours for a one-month Sprint. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter. If you keep the same train of ...

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Should I leave building the database for the end?
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US3 and US4 seem to be the same thing to me. If you need to display the last 5 messages, then that means saving them somewhere, so US3 should somehow deal with that. If US3 does, then US4 is redundant ...

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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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What is the definition of Product
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The Product is the thing that you are building, or the service that you offer, or the need that you want to satisfy, or the vision that you have. The Product is first and foremost an idea "to do ...

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XP Practices Doubts
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Shouldn't any completed task be tested before and after it integrates into the whole system? Why would you call an untested task "completed"? Completed doesn't mean just developed (which I ...

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How to handle learning tasks in scrum?
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Treat it like you do with vacation days If someone needs to learn some things, and they are not working on stories in the sprint, then it's like if they were on a sick leave or in a vacation. When ...

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Law regulations and solution architect
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Is it my job as solution architect to learn all these laws and see how they apply to the software we are going to make or should this be a task for somebody else? If you don't want to learn the laws, ...

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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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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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Do long meetings imply lack of 'true agile'?
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The "true Agile" you probably have in mind doesn't exist. Some teams are more Agile than others, some are less. For a bunch of other teams Agile is just a buzzword which doesn't reflect in ...

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How can we simulate hard deadline?
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I'm sorry, but you are trying to solve the wrong problem. Your team isn't delivering much because your management has no expectations from them to do otherwise. There is a saying in my country that ...

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How can I train a team of engineers about user story points in 30 mins
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Short introduction + practice run I would write a short presentation about what Story Points are and how they are used (a summary of this explanation should work nicely; the dogs example is really ...

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Making backlog items independent - how that can be achieved?
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You cannot totally eliminate dependencies. Some story will depend on another, some feature will need another feature to be built first, some new feature will be desired only after you see and interact ...

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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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Change requests processing best practice
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This is not a matter of change request best practices, but a matter of contract negotiation and relationship with the customer. There is a reason why fixed-price contracts for developing software are ...

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Does such physical-whiteboard-per-team management process exist in the literature?
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Looks like something custom, possibly borrowed from, or resembling Kanban. Kanban has two main principles: visualize work limit work in progress Anything else falls into how you want to organize ...

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Adding user stories to nearly complete features?
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You already have two answers to your question, on opposite sides of a spectrum, and since you mentioned you are a new PM, I think some explanations are needed regarding them. Both of the answers are ...

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In corona lockdown time, how to substitute daily scrum/stand-up meetings?
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The problem is with the work from home situation created by COVID, not with the Scrum meetings. You should not focus on removing the meetings, but on finding ways to improve the work from home ...

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Has anyone actually tried "The Bermuda plan" and if so, how did it go?
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The three main reasons why a late project ends up later if more people are added to it are - as pointed out in the Wikipedia page: The new people need to learn, so they take time away from the ...

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Is Scrum team subject to project time pressure?
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Work and pressure is a spectrum If you do something like Waterfall it doesn't mean that you work at full capacity, and if you do something like Scrum it doesn't mean the team can slack off. If you do ...

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Is a project manager responsible for completing a project on time?
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A project manager has the overall responsibility for the project's success. But what is project success, you may ask? Many executives see project success as delivering software on time, on budget and ...

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Does a 30 days Sprint include weekends?
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The Scrum Guide says about a Sprint that it's "a time-box of one month or less". So based on that, the sprint duration can be whatever you want it to be in that duration interval, but people usually ...

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Quicker Retrospectives? They are taking longer and are less effective now we are working from home because of COVID
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The first item in the Agile Manifesto is: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Your question lists a bunch of tools and asks about more tools, some that are more flexible to use ...

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Is it better to deliver many low-value stories or few high-value stories?
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You do the stories at the top of the backlog first. It doesn't matter if they are a 5 or a 1 or whatever. A product owner that has done his or her job properly will have the backlog ordered by what ...

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How to asses possibly lacking individual performance as a new manager?
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As you mentioned yourself, this is a difficult situation. There are a lot to say about it but I'll try to advise on some of the main points I see. Information You say you are new to the company. In ...

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Showing the benefit of Product Goals and Sprint Goals?
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There is a lot to unwrap here, but it seems that you are in a company that is doing Scrum just by name: you don't have Sprint Goals (the 2017 version of the Scrum Guide mentions a sprint goal 27 ...

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In Scrum 2020: Who decides if and when to release the Product Increment?
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Normally, it's the PO that decides when to release an increment. After each sprint you could release a product increment, but the PO might want to delay that for some reason. Maybe there is some ...

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