Yuval
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Should bugs be treated as stories or as tasks?
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My recommendation to teams I'm coaching is to separate bugs to two kinds: The bugs/defects that are due to a failure in CURRENT work (e.g. story from current sprint) - for those I recommend tracking ...

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How can we avoid finishing all stories on the last day of a sprint?
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I like the recommendations above. I would add a couple of things: First, Start improving visibility during the sprint. The basic thing to look at is a Story Burnup. This focuses on the pace of closing ...

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Is it bad manners or practice to request "Read Receipt" to all mails sent from my account?
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I see it as Rude, as well as conveys a message of not trusting/empowering the people you are working with.

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Useful charts for a Kanban system
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I would add the following to Pawel's answer (which is great): Use Control Charts when looking at data - for example for Throughput and Cycle Time variation. Chart each story that finishes with the ...

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Integrating Critical Chain into Scrum/Agile Practices
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My take is that there is a potential for good synergy between CCPM and Scrum If we focus on the direction of how to improve Agile/Scrum using CCPM thinking: The idea of project buffer versus task ...

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How to deal with a team member who keeps missing deadlines?
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My take on this is first go for visibility. Start a coaching engagement with him. Recommend he map the things he's working on using something like a "Personal Kanban". All his tasks, due dates and ...

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Strict or pragmatic Scrum?
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Most of the teams I work with use pragmatic Scrum. The areas I typically like to be pragmatic about: Commitment — I believe its important to have some clear goal/commitment, but its more important ...

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What common techniques do Kanban teams use to make commitments to other teams in their organization?
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I would add that probably not all work is created equal when considering need for commitment. Take advantage of that. Use the work that is less sensitive to commitment as a sort of "buffer" that ...

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How to actually empower self-organized team to remove its member?
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I'm not sure it needs to be a fully formal ability of the team. Once the organization does some sort of 360 degree feedback and Listens to the team, it can drive the the right decision. I saw ...

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