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  1. Clarify who can add to the Product Backlog

    Is the Product Backlog a transparency, inspect and adapt opportunity? If yes, can anyone add to the Product Backlog? Ideally it would be yes so that the Product Owner is not see as an administrative assistant. If someone adds, ideally it triggers a conversation with the PO for their inspection and adaptation. A clarification would be helpful as many interpret "manage" to mean the PO is the only one who can add.

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    • Honour Mike Beedle

      It would nice if the history section of the Scrum Guide made mention of Mike B.

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      • Scrum values acronym - C-FORCE

        In my training on agile and scrum fundamentals, I usually put the values of scrum in this acronym - C-FORCE (Commitment above all, Focus, Openness, Respect, Courage, and with due respect to Ken and Jeff, I added Ethics on my own for my teams).
        Ethics is very important for teams that need to stick together and trust each other to self-organize and put team goals above all else.
        I have seen teams with an ethics deficit disintegrate very fast as it starts impacting and attacking every other value listed in scrum guide.

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        • Clarify what "all" means wrt to making the PBL transparent to "all"

          Is this "all in the world"? "all" in the organization? "all" in the universe?

          Idea brought on by (likely) Shu level read of the guide, and I assume that the primary target audience of the SG is Shu.

          Here is the discussion:
          https://www.scrum.org/Forums/aft/1139#4899

          My guess is "all" was intended to be "Scrum Team and stakeholders"

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          • Provide more open assesments as free of cost

            Please provide E- tutorials and open assessments as free of cost . Because people with lot of scum knowledge hungry , but not have enough money to learn can benefit

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            • Change "Removing impediments to the Development Team’s progress" to "Helps the team to remove impediments to their progress"

              I believe the role of the Scrum Master is to help a team to resolve their own problems and not to be seen as the only person who can fix impediments. I have worked with teams that have stated that it is not their responsibility to fix problems as the Scrum Guide says that is the role of the Scrum Master.

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              • one-to-one (face-to-face) retrospective meetings

                Yes I know there is no such meeting in Scrum. However I strongly recommend one-to-one (face-to-face) retrospective meetings
                in order to get more efficient feedback. In the guide document, as you know, one of the scrum master's responsibilities is to coach the team. So this kind of meeting would ease scrum master's job and scrum master would contact with team members in more healthy way. It can be arranged per one or two sprints with all team members individually.

                Of course it would be thought as a management meeting and out of scrum scope. But I think it is worth…

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                • Include the Sprint Goal in the Scrum Artifacts section

                  The Sprint Goal adheres to the definition of artifact (work or value to provide transparency and opportunities for inspection and adaptation.) Promoting it to artifact would make the guide tidier (presenting everything as a role/artifact/event,) facilitate the understanding and make it more difficult to forget it.

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                  • Mention the Sprint Goal in the Sprint Review

                    The Sprint Goal is mentioned 26 times in the Scrum Guide, including in the descriptions of Sprint Planning and the Daily Scrum, yet is entirely absent from the Sprint Review.

                    A good place to add it might be by changing the following statement

                    FROM:

                    The Product Owner explains what Product Backlog items have been “Done” and what has not been “Done”;

                    TO:

                    The Product Owner describes the Sprint Goal and explains what Product Backlog items have been “Done” and what has not been “Done”;

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                    • Business Analyst Role in Scrum

                      Often it is seen that Product Owner get a supporting team member who will actually write User stories and process diagrams and finally PO is approving. Then in this case we must clearly mention what is expected from Business Analyst? Can BA be part of Development team?

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                      • Rewrite the phrase "various projective practices upon trending" to something more understandable

                        This sentence is not understandable:
                        "Various projective practices upon trending have been used to forecast progress, like burn- downs, burn-ups, or cumulative flows."

                        Upon consulting the dictionary, "projective" is a psychology term meaning “relating to the unconscious transfer of one's own desires or emotions to another person.”

                        And, "projective practices" seems to be an architecture term (as in buildings) having something to do with the theory of planning.

                        Further, “...upon trending” is an odd construction that places a context in which other actions appear to be happening but I don’t understand what this means in this context. For example. “Upon…

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                        • Clarify relation between Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog

                          "All incomplete Product Backlog Items are re-estimated and put back on the Product Backlog."
                          How can you put a Product Backlog Item "back" on the Product Backlog? By definition it is already on the Product Backlog.
                          My interpretation: They are put back from the Sprint Backlog to the Product Backlog. This would mean these sets are disjoint.
                          Which seems unlogical, because per definition the product backlog consists of all things that "constitute the changes to be made to the product in future releases" which includes the Sprint Backlog.

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                          • Add a question to Daily Scrum: "Are we confident to complete the Full Sprint Backlog?"

                            In addition to the three questions that favor transparency, we always ask ourselves this fourth one. If the answer is "yes" we do nothing. But if not, priorities may be reviewed, scopes may be redefined, etc. Important is that the team has a vision of where we are and given what is missing, if we are still confident on achieving the goal or need to make changes.

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                            • Scrum process diagram

                              SCRUM PROCESS DIAGRAM: There is a version of the scrum guide converted to a process diagram in http://www.processon.com . Access is free! Discover and enjoy!

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                              • Plan for implementing improvements visible in the forthcoming sprint

                                Last paragraph of section "Sprint Retrospective" says: "By the end of the Sprint Retrospective, the Scrum Team should have identified improvements that it will implement in the next Sprint."

                                Change to: "By the end of the Sprint Retrospective, the Scrum Team should have identified improvements that it will implement in the next Sprint. Improvements should be added to the Sprint Backlog"

                                And

                                the first paragraph of section “Product Backlog” says: “The Sprint Backlog is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product Increment and realizing the Sprint Goal.

                                Change to: “The…

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                                • Include an easy signup for people to get notifications when the Scrum Guide changes

                                  I had someone in a Scrum class ask me if there was a way for her to get notifications of when the Scrum Guide changes. I thought it was an interesting idea for consideration.

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                                  • Clarify identification with Team and Sprint Goal in Daily Scrum questions

                                    Adapt the 'Three Questions' in Daily Scrum to make things clearer:

                                    • What did I do yesterday that helped my team meet our Sprint Goal?
                                    • What will I do today to help my team meet our Sprint Goal?
                                    • Do I see any impediment that prevents me or my team from meeting our Sprint Goal?

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                                      • describe how line management should support the Scrum implementation

                                        Mostly all Scrum implementations will fail, if management doesn't support them.
                                        So what is the role of management in Scrum?

                                        - Management is responsible to create the right (what's that again) environment so that people can self manage, to sponsor the Scrum team

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                                        • Add Learning as a Scrum value

                                          The lifeblood of Scrum are the Scrum values and they are critical to the success of Scrum. The lacking value is is that of Learning. As a value one can say

                                          Learning Scrum, agile and other practices
                                          Learning to work as self-organising team
                                          Learning other peoples views in conversations and events
                                          Learning ways to plan the sprint in Sprint Planning
                                          Learning better ways to plan then next 24 hours in Daily Scrums
                                          Learning to create better products increments during the sprint
                                          Learning from feedback during Sprint Review
                                          Learning new ways in Sprint Retrospect

                                          Learning enhances every other Scrum value, for…

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