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Best way to deal with non-developers in a scrum team

I'm working in a scrum team (about 8 people) without a scrum master and we have one team member that has a non-development role (difficult to describe, not PO, not PM, not QA). This person doesn't ...
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Helping others (swarming) without becoming the owner of poorly scoped work

On a team where Agile is the goal (not reality) for project management, I often feel inclined to help others with their work when I have spare time. Unfortunately, this sometimes means I become the ...
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Requesting transfer out of project

I am a Scrum Master for a team and ever since another joined to ‘help out’ as part of restructuring work, they seem to prefer him over me. This is irrespective of our quality of work being similar, ...
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Conflict of interest between Agile Dev Team and Marketing Team

Agile dev team says the cost is already fixed due to a fixed number of developers, so either scope or deadline shall remain flexible. Marketing team whats to launch a promotion campaign with a ...
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How can I manage freelancers effectively in a startup [closed]

The problem is every time I hire someone from freelancing websites, I find it hard to manage the output or the budget. example 1 : I hired someone who claimed to be an expert in programming, just to ...
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Agile daily meeting: how to politely ask coworkers to wait for questions rather than preemptively answering them all?

A brief definition of agile daily meeting is: Each day at the same time, the team meets so as to bring everyone up to date on the information that is vital for coordination: each team members ...
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How to handle an analyst that ignores feedback

Preface I am a contracted developer on a young project (less than a year old). Agile is relatively new to this team, and I have been giving a lot of feedback to help improve on the Agile workflow ...
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Product Owner and Business Analyst: giving an estimate before breaking down to tasks

I'm used to work using agile methodology for a few years but there is one thing that keeps me thinking. In the company I work at, the PO receives a new feature to be developed. But, before writing ...
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Senior employee of my team understood my email as an order and didn't like it

I'm leading the Agile team with a flat structure and we recently got a new team member. He is 10 years older than me and more experienced in some things (emotional intelligence) and he is local in a ...
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My agile team was enhancing an existing feature and found serious bugs in the original code. Is it our responsibility to fix them?

We estimated the effort to accomplish our software enhancement on the basis of the original feature working as designed. When testing we found it had significant defects and did not work as designed. ...
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How should one be encouraged to ask to work in pair on a task which appears complex enough?

I'm working with a team of five developers working on a software product. The tasks range from very basic to rather complex. There is no rule making it mandatory to use pair programming. The current ...
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Team managers hindering Scrum transition due to reluctance about developer autonomy

My team has been trying to transition to Scrum for some time now, but it seems like the preexisting culture is preventing the team from switching to a new mindset or even causing it to move in the ...
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Incorrect scrum meeting format not allowing for enough participation from developers

I recently starting working on a project team for a company that is transitioning to Agile methodologies, and that means daily scrum meetings. The scrum masters, however, tend to hold their meeting ...
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How to get Senior management to take ideas seriously? [closed]

Touched on it here Not feeling valued Long story short One of the problems I have is where I work, the work stream I am Scrum Master of is continuously improving at a rapid rate, and that is from ...