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  1. Daily Scrum: Replace 3 questions, even when they are optional

    Even when Nov 2017 version made the "3 questions" optional, they are still used by new practitioners, and most of the time, contributes to the micromanagement feeling toward Daily Scrum. Following https://medium.com/@i_2412/daily-standup-most-misunderstood-events-of-scrum-2562a9b3a1d8 , I suggest we drop them all together, or if mentioned, should focus on the Goal and the work, no "who does what"

    (z.) What is our (Sprint) Goal?
    a. What was done to this SBI since the last Daily Scrum?
    b. What will be done to this SBI after this Daily Scrum?
    c. Is there any impediment that prevents this SBI from being completed?

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      started  ·  Ken Schwaber responded

      When you find 10,000 other Scrum practitioners (should have passed PSM I) who agree with you, then we give you permission to use it in your version of Scrum.
      Call it “Unquestionably Scrum”

    • Improve the 3 suggested questions for the Daily Scrum

      I will just start by saying that I don't like the 3 questions being present on the Scrum Guide.
      That being said, as a PST, I've been focusing on how to move people away from the status report mindset since they are so attached to the questions.
      Here is my take:

      Currently the questions are:
      What did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
      What will I do today to help the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
      Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the Development Team from meeting the Sprint Goal?

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      • improve the daily scrum questions to support "best effort" in the sprit of continuous improvement

        Human behavior is established when you focus on "doing your best" every day according to Marshall Goldsmith "Triggers" being one of the sources.

        I suggest that the three questions be changed to exhibit that ask (just like we have moved commitment to forecast of Sprint goals

        What best effort did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
        What best effort will I do today to help the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
        Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the Development Team from our best effort towards meeting the Sprint Goal?

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        • Product Backlogs are actually prioritised not ordered.

          The change of Product Backlog from prioritised to ordered is actually an error. Priority means "the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than others."

          This is what we do with PBs. Whether because of risk, or value, or technology - We always work on the most important first.

          Ordered just means "has an order" - In that way we could use scrum and legitimately work on the meaningless nice to haves rather than the key aspects of the product.

          This also over empowers the PO role as it means they can decide in totality without…

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          • Change "if appropriate and not in conflict with product or organizational standards."

            In the Sprint Retrospective section of the Scrum Guide it says "During each Sprint Retrospective, the Scrum Team plans ways to increase product quality by improving work processes or adapting the definition of "Done", if appropriate and not in conflict with product or organizational standards."

            I feel that the words "if appropriate and not in conflict with product or organizational standards." are driven by corporate bureaucracy thinking and pressures from corporates on Scrum.

            What happens if those "standards" are the essence of what is destroying Scrum? If those standards are the things that are impeding the team, surely they should…

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            • How inclusive is a "Scrum Master"?

              8 March 2019, as we celebrate International Women's Day today, a thought comes to my mind with the term "Scrum Master" and how inclusive it is? Before I proceed, it makes sense to clarify that the term Master utilised by the Scrum Guide addresses a skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity.

              Sadly, our search engines and dictionaries don't do enough justice to this term. The most widely accepted meaning for the word Master as per our favourite search engines and dictionaries still call it "a man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves"; other meanings…

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              • Revise the character "informal" from the sprint review meeting.

                First the description then a suggestion below it.
                Description:
                In the Scrum guide v. Nov-2017. In Scrum Review section the text contains: "This is an informal meeting, not a status meeting, and the presentation of the Increment is intended to elicit feedback and foster collaboration."

                I can't experience any practical effect of the word 'informa meeting'. As English is not my native language, I am not sure if 'informal meeting' has any effect on others. I also asked some coaches,trainers,other scrum masters about what is ment by it. I know the translation of the word, but does it affect our…

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                • Short version of Scrum Guide. 5 pages, not 17. It can be printed on every wall, even memorized.

                  Current version of Scrum Guide is perfect. But we can additionaly create short version. It can fit in 5 pages I bielive. Then it can be printed on wall of every scrum room (we can even send a nice printed copy for free) in the world. And 2nd benefit - it can be memorized by every Scrum master.

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                  • Can you please have a separate section for Scrum Master role and responsibility? Other than facilitating what are other responsibilities.

                    Is Scrum master just facilitating and coaching. Just like project manager has bigger role in PMP methodology. Can you clarify Scrum master role. I don't see much value given in scrum world.

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                    • List the techniques are used in Scrum by the scrum team (for eg techniques used in arranging the product back log)

                      If this includes the tools and techniques used by the scrum master and product owner will be helpful.

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                      • Revise some statements about DoD to make clear who owns it

                        I was having a discussion today with some students and they were confused by some wording used on the Scrum Guide.
                        There is two sections on the scrum guide that uses "Scrum Team’s current definition of "Done"" and "Scrum Team’s definition of "Done"" and then we go on about the Development team defining de DoD at the end of the guide.
                        The student seemed very confused by it, because both cases come before the clarification that the DoD is defined by the Dev Team.

                        Even though I get what we meant by "scrum team's definition of done" I suggest rewording…

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                        • Improve Flow of Sprint Planning

                          In the PSM and PSPO there are great flow diagrams for the Sprint Planning, where Definition of Done and Retrospective Commitments are part of the input for the Sprint Planning. This is inconsistent with the way it is now described in the Scrum Guide.

                          From Scrum Guide, section Sprint Planning, subsection Topic One: What can be done this Sprint?
                          "The input to this meeting is the Product Backlog, the latest product Increment, projected capacity of the Development Team during the Sprint, and past performance of the Development Team."

                          Suggestion: remove "the latest product Increment" (btw: in the rest of the…

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                          • Tracking business value

                            Scrum master role should be ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value as well as track planned vs actual business value delivered to business.

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                            • Add "When is Scrum appropriate" section

                              There is a Scrum Reference Card (http://scrumreferencecard.com/ScrumReferenceCard.pdf) that includes a "When is Scrum Appropriate" section (very last page) that I believe is very important for people to read. I am wondering why this "Scrum Guide" website does not have any guidance with respect to the types of projects that are/are not suited to Scrum. Our organization is basically mandating that all projects follow scrum, and sending everyone on Scrum training, but there is no mention of the idea the Scrum is not necessarily the proper "framework" for projects that have "well understood requirements" and are using "proven technologies".…

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                              • elaborate on risks of applying a "Ready" state

                                applying the "Ready" state brings a strong risk of entering a Contract Game between Dev Team and stakeholders.
                                a "Definition of Ready" accelerates the risk.
                                some sort of "footnote" might help people to understand this and avoid entering into the trap.

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                                • make Scrum Guide publicly annotatable

                                  from my point of view, a Web based version of the (English) Scrum Guide that is annotatable and allows for such discussions that are going on here would boost common understanding and contribute to eliminate misconceptions. scrum.org, Scrum Alliance and scruminc should sponsor this collectively.

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                                  • Agile for individual work

                                    The Guidebook says the agile framework is effective for appropriate number of team members, but I think the principle, such as putting emphasis on transparency or priority, also will be effective for the tiny team or even for the person working individually.

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                                    • Scrum Master should understand the domain or product on which team is working

                                      I have been observing in one of the Scrum teams that they tried introducing a new Scrum Master who is unaware of the technology and product on which the team is working. Scrum Master contributes only by asking team members to put comments on their user stories, estimate them and sending mails and calendar invites. After 3 months of waiting (where I assumed that Scrum Master will be able to develop product understanding and contribute to team), I see team is still not able to get even a single benefit from Scrum Master. Due to this, even some team members…

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                                      • Introduce the concept of Sprint 0 for teams to get started

                                        1. There is a minimal time which is needed for teams to develop an outline of their product backlog, basic infrastructure and technical setup. Also, defining team norms, agreeing of certain degree of preparation for teams to start delivering any increment. Thus, the sprint 0 should have defined checklist and activities done for getting teams to get started.

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                                        • Why Sprint Goal inspection at least monthly?

                                          When we read (in the section Sprint) that “Sprints enable predictability by ensuring inspection and adaptation of progress toward a Sprint Goal at least every calendar month.” it simply says to us that the progress toward a Sprint Goal is inspected/adapted at least monthly. However, we know that on a daily basis the same is done in the Daily Scrum event: “The Development Team uses the Daily Scrum to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal”. As a result, these two may look mutually contradicting. Suggest correct the first one.

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