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An agile framework within which a Product Owner (PO), Development Team (DT) of 3-9 Developers and a Scrum Master (SM) work as the Scrum Team (ST) to build and sustain complex products of the highest possible value. They do this work within a timebox called a Sprint; Sprints may be shorter, but may not last more than 30 days. Events, roles and artifacts are described definitively in the official Scrum guide: http://scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html

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Using business use cases vs user stories in a new requirement procedure?

Actually in the company that I work there isn't a procedure or any kind of methodology choose to develop software. The software developed is administrative to the own company, clients applications ...
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How should training activities be handled in Agile/Scrum

Something that bugs me with sprint planning, is where training fits in. Let's say you have a requirement to learn JQuery for a small web application. There would seem to be a number of possible ...
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How should both a Scrum team project and individual Kanban projects be handled within JIRA?

Summary We're a medium sized company that has a development team of five team members. We recently started learning/employing the Scrum method to our R&D department. Our core team has one ...
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How implement company procedures while using scrum?

My manager give me the task to implement new ISO procedures of analysis and design (later it will be of the entire software development cycle) because in the team we don't have any kind of methodology ...
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How do I deal with a counterproductive scrum team?

Backstory: I have been working as part of this team for the past three years and in this time we have had three different Scrum Master who have all run things differently. Because of this change in ...
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How does Agile avoid having a project stall when close to completion (the 90 percent syndrome)?

I read a lot the past few weeks about something that calls the 90% syndrome. Basically, the syndrome describes a project that reaches about 90% completion on schedule, then stalls, finally finishing ...
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What line of code is written first in Software development? [closed]

When building software, we usually go through the requirements phase to design and all the stuff but when we start writing the actual code, how do we decide on which parts of the software will be ...
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How to organize work for a team delivering 3 connected but distinct products and stay agile

We are a team responsible for 3 products: 2 products are in active development of new functionality and are moving fast therefore work there could be classified as project 3rd product is alive and ...
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Agile Waterfall integration and delayed deployment

Our business team want long periods between deployments and once a build has been staged for their testing it must not be updated unless a fix is required. This goes against our development team's ...
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doubt about relationship between poker planning and ideal days

I am new to Scrum and I have been reading the book of Kenneth entitled "Essential Scrum" and I have some doubts regarding the poker planning. I understand the mechanics of the game, and for what I ...
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artefact versioning - product versioning vs semantic versioning

The following situation: a product which consists of multiple components, each component versioned individually (all artefacts of the same component having the same version) POs are talking of ...
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Where and when do design, architecture activities take place in Scrum

The traditional Waterfall lifecycle includes a specific phase for design and planning. In Scrum there is no big up front design. A small amount of design to conducted when breaking down features into ...
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How to handle project manager getting upset when tasks spend multiple days in development?

Our process is that developers create subtasks for user stories to track their work on that particular user story on the scrum board. Good so far. However, we have a de facto project manager ...
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Best way to handle “So, when will this be done by?”

During the daily standup meeting in the middle of a sprint, the de facto project manager/scrum master usually asks developers some version of: "So when will this be done by?" "So can you ...
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When agile versions span multiple sprints

We're using Service Now and have 2 week sprints. Our management team want to release to production once every 6 sprints and use the term Version for this. When a story is complete in terms of ...
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Where to put backlog items like “As a developer, …”?

We want to practice proper software engineering for our project and allocate some task to do it. Problem is, I don't know where to put it. Previously we have epic & user stories like: As a ...
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How to develop excellent software with agile methods?

The Kano model of customer satisfaction defines different classes of product features. Among them are Must-be qualities: If these are not implemented the customer will not accept the product. ...
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All full stack developers vs backend and frontend developers?

We are a product based website company. We deal with online sell/purchase of automobiles. We have an already-established product with daily 100k visitors on our website. Current scrum team - six ...
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TDD and waiting on dependencies

I am on a fairly new team that is also new to TDD and Agile/Scrum. Currently we are developing a project that consists of web API and a native iOS and Android application, with a small team of devs ...
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Should technical debt/technology upgrade be scheduled as a feature (given points) or a chore (given no points)?

What should we do for user stories for technical debt in Pivotal Tracker? Should we consider these as features (giving points) or as chores (giving no points, thus lowering velocity)? I am confused ...
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Which stage of Agile (SCRUM) should we start creating automation tests?

A little background of me - I'm a manual tester for almost 2 years within an Agile environment using SCRUM (1-2 weeks sprints). So I'm wanting to introduce automation testing in my work using ...
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SRS in scrum framework?

IN scrum , everything is written in terms of user , They are called user stories. For starting new projects in scrum , should one write SRS document ? Or just go directly for user stories . I did not ...
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In Scrum, are BAs invited to standups, and are they chickens or pigs?

I read with interest this answer from Jeff Sutherland, co-founder of Scrum: Q: What's your view on the Business Analyst and how it relates to Scrum? Is there a place for the role or should the ...
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Tracking and prioritizing PBI when is split by platform

Suppose you have a PBI or User Story which can be split by platform like: "As user I want to read my feed so I can be updated with news" But that User Story is for iOS, Android and Web, so we use to ...
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SCRUM with external EXPERT / Ressource

How do you think we should handle 1 external collaborator/developper within scrum method ? For example : Should we isolate the tasks that he must do ?
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Are scrum and a stable development build a contradiction?

I'm part of a development group with 5 teams, total of about 40 developers. We're following the Scrum methodology, with 3-week sprints. We have a continuous integration setup (Jenkins), with a build ...
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In Scrum / Agile, how to deliver a validation / rules engine incrementally?

Let's say you have a validation engine that needs to cover 100 rules to be useful. Let's also assume the team can only deliver about 10 rules per iteration. How would you go about making a "...
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Is the Iteration Planning part of the Iteration itself?

If I split up the development into a timebox with 3 phases: planning (e.g. with planning meeting), functional progress (software development / implementing user stories) and finalization (e.g. with ...
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Do “almost finished” tasks or stories justify planning with overload in the next sprint?

The case in question: The sprint is almost over and one of my Scrum teams did not finish some tasks. (The reason for this is not essential for this question and will be addressed accordingly.) One of ...
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What is “Gating bugs?” in scrum?

I sometimes see the term "Gating" or "Gating bugs" in scrum development. I felt like it is something needs to be fixed before the next sprint. Am I right?
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Is it ever acceptable to have non-checkin-related discussions in Scrum Daily Standup meetings?

I hope people will indulge me a potentially obvious question. I've worked in a number of organizations that have daily scrum meetings. Some organizations are really strict about only using the scrum ...
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At what PBI level should I be creating branches?

I have been making the mistake creating branches at the User Story Level. See: User Stories != Features. I believe I have been doing it this way because of my poor practice in organizing Features ...
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How to address tangential refactorable code in a feature branch

[Summarized answers inserted] When working in a feature branch and I find code that should be refactored that is not related to the branch aside from the fact that it is in the same file I am working ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for dropping a story from the backlog?

Here is a scenario: User submits a story. As as a user I want X so that Y and Z. Story does not make in the sprint, and then the next sprint, and then the next, etc. I am noticing stories lingering ...
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How track backlog items origin using scrum?

I would like to track, for each backlog item, which event originated it. For instance: "Original briefing", "Meeting Jan", "Meeting Feb" ... Using scrum, what is the correct way to track the origin ...
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WHEN is it most appropriate for a Development Team to create/update their definition of “Done”?

The Development Team is responsible for creating/updating the definition of “Done”. According to official Scrum framework, WHEN is it most appropriate for a Development Team to create/update their ...
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How to Communicate New Features to Delivery Team

In our company we have to development teams. The Product Team and the Delivery Team. I am working in the Product Team and the Delivery Team is consuming the framework, libraries, and services we are ...
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Scrum team not following the YAGNI principle

On a SCRUM meeting the product team was debating about a feature on an API that will be consumed by mobile app. We had a mock up that showed how the screen should look like and what key elements it ...
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What are benefits of Scrum compared to 'tackle things as they come'?

Much has been told about the advantages of agile development and Scrum in particular, however, most of these assessments assume that an organisation comes from a very rigid methodology of Waterfall. ...
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Sizing tickets Approriately in Scrum

In scrum how do you handle sizing things accurately without overcommiting and still keeping the team honest? In my agile team I am seeing us size things large with some buffer, usually 2 or 3 points ...
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Are there any challenges with self-selecting/volunteering/signing up for agile tickets/tasks? [closed]

As a common practice followed by agile team members using agile methods(scrum, kanban etc), they volunteers/sign-up/pick-up/self-select tasks from the backlog using Jira/Trello/etc. What I am ...
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Should tester's time be included when estimating tickets?

When creating time estimates for tickets should the time taken for testers (QAs) be included in a tickets estimate? We have previously always estimated without the testers time but we are talking ...
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Scrum - Developers Working Outside of Sprint

The Scrum Team 3 x Developers 2 x Testers 1 x Automation Test Analyst We are not a multi-functional team in that the developers don't test and the testers don't develop. I believe this is the root ...
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How is software architecture decided in a scrum/agile project environment? [duplicate]

How is software architecture decided in a scrum/agile project environment, if everyone is focused on just one small piece of the problem how is over all system design decided upon. There doesn't ...
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Agile stabilization and release management

I'm working on an Agile program and we are debating on how to deal with what we call "stabilization sprints". We have to build our team and decide on several key items but it seems there aren't really ...
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Is this an indication of high coupling

I am doing a code review for a commercial software system. I noticed that some user's story and even sub-tasks when are implemented they result in a large code commit and usually end up in changing ...
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How to deal with large feedback cycles in Agile

Our project methodology is recently migrated from Waterfall Model to Agile, and the development and QA team is given proper training on that. Now, one of the Agile Strategies is "Small Feedback cycles"...
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Product Owner and Business Unit manager

Our team is facing an issue adopting Scrum. We are a team with 10 developers a dedicated Scrum Master and a Product Owner. Our Product Owner is having issues with the Business Unit manager. He's a ...
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How to use velocity in not cross-functional team?

My scrum team consists of developers who are experts in various fields. For example, we have two front-end and two back-end developers. Assume our velocity is 10. It seems that we can put tasks which ...
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Scrum & Kanban Integration - How to coordinate dev team capacity?

I'm a Scrum Master of a team that is working on developing a software & maintaining its production issues. I'm planning to combine Scrum and Kanban. Where Scrum is for development, and Kanban is ...