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The team I’m working with are thankless

Long story short I have been a Scrum Master for a team, the team are quick to criticize as opposed to acknowledge when I’ve helped them as a servant leader and have a tendency for delegating blame to ...
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How to deal with favoritism in a scrum team? [closed]

How to deal with a situation when a scrum team colleague wants to cherry-pick interesting topics, manage and oversee the work of others and gets the Manager and PO's unofficial support? Our company ...
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How to motivate team to be proactive on daily scrum?

My question is related to this one but it is not the same actually. The context is the following: I'm the new manager of a new team, with 2 technical senior members. The rest of the team is new. We'...
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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 are salary differences decided in agile companies?

We are starting our agile path and now that our company is switching to a flatter structure, we need to decide how salaries will be determined. Before the switch we were using seniority, individual ...
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Dealing with a scrum master who undermines the development team

I'm hoping for some help in dealing with a scrum master who is directly going against the wishes of the development team. The scrum master in question has an approach which puts completion of sprint ...
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How do I deal with a coworker who offloads his work and personal tasks onto other coworkers? [duplicate]

I have a coworker that has no problems with offloading his work or even private things on other coworkers. He does not do this with me, since I have rebuffed him once, but he does this with a ...
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Moved to scrum, now developers are doing just QA

I understand that in scrum developers do some QA, but in the last several sprints we've been doing almost nothing but QA. We've brought this up to management, but they insist that that's how scrum ...
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How to align different scrum teams and promote cross team collaboration?

I'm currently working in a scrum-like development environment that holds 8 teams of developers (each with their own scrum master, project manager and analysts) that all work on different applications ...
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How do I regain managerial control of my “self-organizing” team?

I'm a manager of a development team. They have historically followed a very waterfall methodology and have been resistant to change. I'm a huge proponent of agile, so I hired a scrum master and said ...
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Dealing with problematic SCRUM master/collegue [closed]

In Brief: I'm doing the same work all day and being passed over for more intersting work. I'd like to remedy this. I'm a member of a small Devops team. Team tasks can be roughly divided into two ...
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How to tell my manager that I don't want to be scrum master [duplicate]

So I work for an organization in a large company (for a little bit over a year) and recently the scrum master of our team has been promoted to manager so he is now a manager. This led to an open role ...
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Bi-weekly sprint with monthly recurring vacancy

I'm a software developer and next year at my company we start using two-weekly sprints. A couple weeks before knowing we'd start this process I talked to my boss telling him I want to work less with ...
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Increasing productivity on a small team of back-end developers [closed]

I run a team of 6 back-end developers and I've recently implemented the Agile & Scrum methodology in the company, starting with the back-end team (which later will apply to other departments, when ...
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How to Effectively Deal with a Difficult Scrum Master

I am a new developer and have landed a job where most of the developers are also recent college graduates. While the position is not ideal, I view it more as an opportunity to become a stronger ...
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Ideas to generate enthusiasm and encourage participation in scrum meeting

I work in an enterprise Software Company in Asia. We have a weekly meeting with the product team. During the meeting, we discuss and groom the upcoming stories to ensure that the product and ...
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Colleague is writing hours he did not work

I work a software engineer and recently we hired someone to be our scrum master. He works as a contractor. Once I heard him ask a software engineer colleague (that is also a contractor): "When you're ...
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What to do when new hire is un-cooperative

So in my team (5 persons, I'm not the manager) we recently (2 months ago) hired a new developper, that has ~3 years experience. However, this person has a kind of "difficult" behavior, in the sense ...
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How do i finish a project,if it keeps changing? [closed]

We work on a agile based methodology. As the requirements get refined in every iteration, I try to push myself 100% to finish off the tasks I have been allotted. But somehow I never finish because ...
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Should I go to a daily stand-up if I did not work that day?

I am a QA analyst and currently working on two projects on my company, lets call them project A and project B. Yesterday and today I did not work in project A because my leader (not a member of any of ...
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What is the necessity of weekly reports? [closed]

I work in a small software company(14 engineers). I work as a team leader. I am having a little trouble, but I don't know if I am just on my concerns. So I cannot push my ideas with enough confidence. ...
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How to get people to turn up for daily meeting? [duplicate]

Although we have our stand up meeting at the same time every morning, people still don't arrive for the meeting on their own. I need to call them for the meeting every morning. Would it help to say ...
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Pair programming: A year with the same pair

About a year ago, my team leader decided that she would start delegating tasks for me and a colleague to tackle as a pair. It started out just fine, it was our first pairing job, and we were trying to ...
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How do I get my colleague to improve his attitude towards me?

I am organising and running sprints as the Scrum Master/Product manager, and a key component of my role are daily stand ups. Sometimes I feel as though my colleague in the Scrum team is undermining me....
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Does it make sense for a junior developer to take a Scrum Master course? [closed]

I work at a large IT company as a junior software developer (in Denmark), yesterday my team lead offered me to take a scrum master course and certification, which I of course accepted right away, ...
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As Scrum Master, how do I stop a team member from giving up too easily?

I am currently running a team that includes a developer. He is quite talented but the problem that he has is that when he gets stuck on a problem for a long period of time he simply loses interest ...
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Team lost faith in Scrum –how to change that? [closed]

I've always been in favour of communication and working practices that speed up our everyday, so I explained my coordinator about Scrum 2 years ago or so. We finally applied this a year ago, with ...
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How to prevent my boss from forcefully making my team work overtime [duplicate]

My boss thinks we are not producing enough work quick enough, the reality is that all of my reporting indicates that we are. My cumulative flow diagram has shown a massive amount of backlog work done....
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How to deal with different daily working hours in a software company?

For employees life/work convenience in our company, we implemented something we call "Non-uniform Daily Working Times Policy". It means that we have a default daily working hours starting from 9AM to ...
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Product owner demands new features while sprint has started

I'm currently working on project X and my product owner keeps pushing new features to the sprint backlog which has to be completed in that sprint. Pushing new features to the backlog is not the issue,...
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As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously?

Overview I'm a scrum master and also manager of an average team and honestly its my first time I'm responsible to manage a group of developers more than 10 people(around 12). So maybe my question ...
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Boss wants my team to work weekends

I am currently managing an in house team of developers, late in a sprint my boss requested that the team gets some work done by Monday. He mentioned that if the work cannot be done on the Friday, that ...
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How do I make the case to my manager that I should be excluded from the Scrum methodology when it doesn't fit my work? [closed]

Background Recently due to team changes within the company, I have been put into a team that runs scrum. It was my first and I am not familiar with Scrum sprints and processes. Previously I work ...
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What actionable steps can be taken to refocus discussion on solutions rather than problems?

I'm on a small scrum team at a software development company. I've noticed that all of us, including myself, tend to speak and think in a very negative way. Just some examples; please don't focus ...
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Changes and Information coming in from all direction using

Background This is a small company where i work in roughly 50 ~ 100 employee. I have several departments in my company for example Marketing Department , Financial Department, HR Department and IT ...
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How to handle a scrum member speaking for too long?

I have read this question, but my issue is a little bit more specific: how do I get one person to not talk for as long in a scrum? I'm the scrum master. Its more than, "get to the point". Its how to ...
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How to handle the situation where the scrum master is not supportive [closed]

Recently I joined a software company, working in an Agile team of 6 people. The Scrum Master in my team has less software experience than me, but based on his project management and client management ...
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How to deal with non-objective co-workers

I work for a software development team in which some people just don't know when to stop talking. A very common pattern I have noticed is when someone comments something then another person states ...
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How to give effective daily report status to Client in daily scrum meeting which creates good impression

Recently I joined a new company which following daily scrum meeting opposite to Waterfall model which I am habitual(I have experience of 9+ years). In my previous companies I need to talk with my ...
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How do you manage promotion when using Scrum?

I'm cursed with the blessing of a highly performing Scrum team. One of the benefits of this team is that they function as a very cohesive unit. Each team member is bringing their own particular ...
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How to keep scrum times minimal with a large dev team

My company has always used a sort-of-Agile process. We do scrums three times a week. The development manager is basically the Scrum Master(SM), while the Team Lead is the alternate/backup SM. We used ...
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How to avoid anxiety during a scrum meeting? [duplicate]

I have had trouble with scrum meetings during my internship due to my anxiety. Now, I have started on my full time job and my team is going to start scrum meetings from tomorrow. I would like to get ...
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Asking about internal notes about Scrum process during an interview

I'll have an interview with a company which uses Scrum. During the interview, I was hoping to ask for notes from their last sprint retrospective (if they record it)? In my current company we write ...
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Penalty for being late to a meeting

We are using Scrum and our manager decided that if somebody lates to the daily scrum (which is in the morning) he or she have to buy a piece of chocolate (or something like that) for the others. Is it ...