Questions tagged [agile]

Agile software development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.

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Where can I find requirements specification for Open Source software?

I can hardly imagine a software project where the things to do are not somehow collected in a formal/informal document, be it a SRS or a simple note. So I was searching for these requirements ...
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Velocity / Capacity charts

Velocity is a common indicator, that's clear. What puzzles me is that Velocity on itself is nothing as velocity changes directly with the capacity of the team and people take days off, gets sick, ...
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Productivity - Pushing towards 3 (at max 4) completed requests followed by code commits in a span of 8 hour interval on novel support requests

Situation Right now, I am at a point of realization, that at my present position I am not completing requests with regular interval, have spaced out request completion. But to approach my true ...
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Is it advisable to have a developer who's also the Product Owner in an Agile team?

I know this may fall under "opinion," but I'm also genuinely looking for advice on how to proceed here. Our product owner recently left our team of 3 developers for another role. We don't ...
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In fixed-price contracts, how can a story be "negotiable and represnt a starting point of conversation with business?

Our company paid for an agile coach, who - without knowing much about our company - went like this: Story should just encapsulate the value and then and clarified with the business Avoid detailed ...
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Prioritise continuous process improvement with customer work?

I'm reading about Toyota Kata and am impressed with the approach of continuous improvement of the process through constant experimentation toward a target condition. What I haven't yet found anything ...
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What's the scope of the Definition of Done in Scrum?

The Scrum Guide isn't very explicit about the scope of the Definition of Done. Is it supposed to be: defined in general for the project? defined per sprint or per increment? defined per story? ...
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Where to chain multiple applications developed by several feature teams

I am looking how agile methods can be applied for setting up a chained-application (made of several services for example) developed by several teams. In particular, I think the common sources about ...
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Apply Agile to the letter [closed]

I often see Agile methodologies applied to the letter, some project managers use dogmas and do not question them. Can we say that Agile is first of all flexibility of application and freedom of ...
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What is Disciplined Agile Delivery in a real software development context?

I recognise that this may seem like a basic or easily Googled question, but I've been struggling to make sense of the various resources that describe what DAD is. The Wikipedia article is sparse on ...
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Is replacing daily scrum meeting by a status email called Agile?

If an Agile team has members, such as developers, from different geographical regions, how can the daily scrum meeting happen? Obviously, they have to work in different time zones. Do you think the ...
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Outsourcing The MVP development

our company wants to outsource the development of MVP. Since it is my first project as a product manager, I am expecting story map ERD Technical specifications i.e. language, database, DevOps & ...
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Advice on Feature Team Composition During Program Re-Org

I am coaching a client who is reorganizing their Program and could use some advice. Background: The client works for a large corporation with many different programs that all take their own approach ...
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should I design a simplified version of a use case and implement it, or should I stick to the exact use case while designing?

I know that user stories and use cases are written by a customer not the development team alone. And I know that on each iteration the development team picks a number of requested use cases and ...
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How can I merge between two software architectures in software design? [closed]

I need to know what types can be merged together like can I merge MVC and layered architecture? so please can someone list what types can be merged together, and an example on how to merge. Can I ...
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Should the team reduce future estimates after becoming competent at a new skill, because estimates were increased while learning?

I have been pushing unit testing lately. This is a new skill for my team. I have had 10+ years experience writing unit tests, but I am basically the only person on the team with any experience with ...
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Which methodologies use waterfall strategy and which use incremental strategy?

I know difference between waterfall and incremental strategies. But I'm somewhat confused because I see that there are methodologies which use incremental or iterative approach but I cannot see any ...
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Are user story inputs and outputs the same as acceptance criteria?

In one of his books, Robert Martin provides an example of test-driven pair programming conversation while developing a Bowling Game Scorer in which one asks about user stories' inputs and outputs. ...
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Defining componentcontracts (XSD) manually in a large organisation to facillitate communication between componentteams feels bad

We have 22 (.NET, webservice based) componentteams each consisting of atleast 3 developers and 1 buisiness analist. To make sure every one of the 22 components integrates without trouble, we work what ...
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Un-ticketed work, how much is too much?

We work in scrum teams with a product owner who is responsible for the backlog and prioritisation of that backlog. Recently the topic of un-ticketed work came up, developers for one of the ...
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How to harness the chaos within the development team?

I'm a rather experienced software developer. I worked with many teams and projects throughout my career so far. The recent two projects, however, challenged me in an unusual way. Namely: they were ...
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Front-end migration in an Agile process

In our organisation, we're planning on migrating a Single-Page Application (with a complex back-end) to another Front-end technology (Angular to React). We'd like to procede with an Agile mindset by ...
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How can a client support agile development methodology?

My company works in the field of public infrastructure in Europe, specifically as a software provider and operator. All of our development work is currently outhoused, to two main suppliers relevant ...
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Teams do relative estimations, business wants absolute estimations. How to make everyone satisfied?

This is the case: Clients want to know how much time will be needed to finish a particular task (not the group of tasks). They are asking for man/days absolute estimation and only when they get it, ...
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Making hundred of cosmetic changes to the code at the last minute [closed]

A programmer keeps making cosmetic changes to the code while we have a strict deadline and the contract stipulate "no changes to the existing code". I am wondering where this "attitude" comes from: ...
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Is there any type of development platforms for systems which have both electronic and mechanical components together with software components?

I am starting to work in a company. In this company, we have a set of products. These products are inherently related and have many shared functionalities and parts. Each of our products consists of a ...
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How to structure the project documentation?

I just started our bachelor thesis, and want to ask you how to make a proper documentation. There are two pieces of software in our project's scope: a microcontroller software (node), and a server ...
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Do we need project managers in the agile organisation when doing software development or are the project governance replaced by product governance? [duplicate]

Q: Do we need project managers in the agile organisation when doing software development or are the project governance replaced by product governance? There are several questions asked and answered ...
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What is a typical guild size?

Where I work we follow a scaled agile process based on scrum which we've changed to suit our culture and needs. One thing I feel we are missing are guilds to allow the free flow of information between ...
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Third and fourth items of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development

The third and fourth items of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan What's the difference ...
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Making software defect correction “fun” [closed]

Where I work we occasionally come across really challenging defects, which require a great deal of technical expertise, skill and patience to resolve. Getting our most talented engineers to work on ...
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Should I be attaching diagrams, wire frames and other design artifacts to User Stories in an agile approach?

I'm just starting to put software design principles and agile into practice. I'm taking baby steps and so far I've started implementing the following for my software projects... A github project ...
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How to determine the cost of a story point?

How can I determine the monetary cost of a user story point in a given team? I was asked this question recently since the business is interested in determining how much a given project could cost ...
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Multiple roles in user stories

This seems to be a common problem and, after reading these 2 questions What is best pratice for user stories containing two roles and User stories with multiple users/roles I'm still confused. In my ...
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Team focusing on tasks, but not on User Stories

We have an architecturally layered application, with web frontend, java backend, java and python microservices, DB etc. so when we do a User Story representing business value, it's mostly broken down ...
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How to give/get the necessary implementation details in agile user stories?

I have a question regarding user stories and with agile in general. I read a few articles about user stories and there is a thing, that is not clear to me. For example in this article there is the ...
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User stories with multiple users/roles

I thought this would be a more common problem, but I'm having trouble finding anything that provides a solution for me. I currently have a user story that has 2 users/roles. I am wondering if there ...
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Should a bug be added in backlog?

Should a bug be added in backlog? Probably with special rules like a business value of 0 no complexity evaluation can be urgent or not can be added in current sprint
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How to prevent CI/CD process from being suspended while big changes happen?

This is more of a procedure and maybe a philosophical problem. The development team I am in is divided into Scrum teams or Squads that work on the same product. Occasionally, either one of these ...
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Level of detail of a refined user story in SCRUM

The main subject of my question are the user stories, after they have been put in the backlog, discussed, refined and ready to be put into the upcoming Sprint. Do they have to list all the possible ...
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How can we better maintain a large amount of DbUnit datasets?

The project I'm currently working on a Spring Boot project, and I have a question regarding testing against the database. Our testing tech is currently JUnit 4, Mockito and DbUnit, and we test ...
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Convincing “agile” product managers of the value of planning

Became tech lead of a startup a few months ago. Software development is under Product in the org chart. Even by startup standards the codebase I've inherited is poor. Example: the dev team took three ...
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Is building REST API compatible with Agile approach?

I believe I understand what REST is and what Agile is. Our company has some APIs that we maintained, usually we only needed to tweak some requests or responses to fit new requirements. Recently, we ...
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the right reasons to start agile swarm development

We are a fairly new team of 5 devs working on an existing code base to make MVP somewhere in Q2 2020. We do not deliver to production yet but we do demo to stakeholders on our progress. We try to work ...
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Should your team put everything they do in JIRA?

I have started working with a team, in a scrum master type role, who has been using JIRA for a kanban type framework. Over the last 6-12 months, they have used JIRA to enter pretty much everything ...
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My project manager does not accept carry-over in Scrum - is that normal?

I am a developer working on a new mobile app for Android and iOS with a big backend component. We have been in three sprints of this project, and we use Scrum with all of its ceremonies (refinement, ...
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Should a Product Owner (PO) be part of the Engineering team or Product team? [closed]

Our start-up is currently build this way: Engineering Team which contains the following resources: Director of Engineering Mobile, front-end and back-end developers Quality Assurance Infrastructure ...
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Do user stories need to be Independent and Valuable or Independently Valuable? [duplicate]

I am trying to split down user stories for a brand new system. This system will record weight readings from a balance connected to a serial port. Due to regulatory data integrity requirements - the ...
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Should backlog items be assigned to the scrum master?

I am having a debate with someone at work, think I know the answer, but I would like to hear what other people think. If anything, this will confirm that I am right, or show me a better way to ...
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Azure DevOps for multiple small projects

We are a software development company with less than 10 employees. Each employee may be a part of multiple projects. Also, the project manager may look after multiple projects as well. We use Azure ...

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