Sprint

Adding A New Item In The Sprint Backlo...

I wanted to know if while developing a task during the sprint I discover that a new user story is required to complete the particular task, i.e. a new user story is required to be developed before I can complete an existing task, can I automatically add the new story to the sprint backlog? Or should...

Wed 07 Sep 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Can a consultant be asked to resolve t...

Scrum development teams are self-organising and self-managing. They have a responsibility to generate a business value in the projects through shippable product increments. What if the team gets stuck while developing a couple of tasks during the sprint? If the team cannot find a technical solution ...

Thu 25 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Are minor bugs acceptable at the end o...

I understand that the DoD is very important in a Sprint and each user story must satisfy it to be considered shippable. My question is in a sprint if stories are completed and they meet the DoD, is it acceptable to consider a story as shippable even if it has minor bugs? We sometimes run of time dur...

Fri 19 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Adding More Stories During The Sprint ...

Hi my name is Joshua and I work as a Scrum Master in a company providing IT solutions to production companies. My team has a habit of adding on more stories in the sprint just so the team members remain occupied. The team includes 1 senior developer and 4 junior developers. The senior develop is fam...

Fri 12 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

Can some PBIs be moved to the product ...

Suppose a sprint is currently in session, and half-way through the sprint, the team realises that it won't be able to complete some of the PBIs, should the PBIs be moved back to the product backlog? Or should they be kept in the sprint as it is and wait for the sprint to get over? What is the id...

Thu 04 Aug 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Developing 2 products simultaneously i...

Hi, We are currently developing 2 products using a common Scrum team. We have a situation where several developers of the DT are putting in 60% of their time for Project A and 40% for Project B. We have separate product backlogs for both the products. Is this acceptable?

Fri 29 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Can tasks be marked as blocked during ...

Sometimes while the sprint is running, we face a situation in which tasks become interdependent i.e. a particular task can only be completed after another developer completes his/her task. We implement Scrum manually using a Scrum board. I want to know how do I mark tasks as blocked on the board? Do...

Mon 18 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Is it possible to release some of the ...

Hi, I hope someone can help me regarding how to deal with a partial release. The scenario: The client gave us 5 features to develop. We were able to complete all 5 stories, but one got rejected. The client wants to release the 4 stories completed so far. The release was originally planned for 5 u...

Tue 12 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Separate sprint for testing user stori...

Hi all, I am new to Scrum. I am not sure how to include the testing part of the stories in the sprint. The way we implement Scrum, we have many small tasks in the sprint backlog, and each of these tasks need to be tested for regression and quality control. I am not sure how to include the test...

Tue 05 Jul 2016 11:15 AM

By Kevin

Is Sprint An Event? If Tasks Get Over ...

Each and every event is time-boxed in Scrum. I would like to know if sprint is considered as an event in Scrum. And if the sprint gets over earlier than scheduled, can the “extra” time be utilised for any other activity? Thanking you for your reply.

Tue 28 Jun 2016 11:15 AM

By Ross

When is the DoD first applied? During sprint planning or daily scrum?

Hi, I have a question regarding the Definition of Done (DoD). I understand that the DoD is an ...

Wed 07 Sep 2016 11:15 AM

Does Scrum allow a 'backlog refinement meeting'?

Hello All, We work with a large product backlog and have to spend a lot of time in refining it. D...

Wed 07 Sep 2016 11:15 AM

Does the new version of Scrum guide make the development team responsible for grooming?

The new version the Scrum guide states: "Product Backlog refinement is the act of adding detail, es...

Thu 25 Aug 2016 11:15 AM