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  1. Change ideal team team size back to 7 +/2

    The latest scrumguide recommends ideal dev. team size is 6 +/- 3 or 3 to 9. Sure, I understand there are plenty successful teams with less than 5 members, but overall I think it is too small.

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    • Link to all headings

      I believe it would be very helpful for those of us who are referencing the scrum guide to be able to send links to our colleagues to section of the scrum guide.

      I have observed that currently many h2 and h3 heading elements have html id attributes and are referable by appending the id as the fragment in the URL (http://www.scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html#theory).
      However some are missing and I think any section worthy of a heading should be referable (all heading elements - h1-h6).
      So what I am proposing is to ensure that all heading elements have an html id…

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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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          • Clarify the idea of continuous improvement as part of the Sprint Backlog

            In the section on the Product Backlog, it says that the Product Backlog "lists all features, functions, requirements, enhancements, and fixes that constitute the changes to be made to the product in future releases". It also says that Product Backlog Items (which are presumed to be the only content of the Product Backlog) "have the attributes of a description, order, estimate, and value". The section on the Sprint Backlog says "the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product Increment and realizing the Sprint Goal".

            The November 2017 updated modified this paragraph…

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            • Discuss the objective of the sprint before forecasting work to be done

              Scrum Guide 2017, in section Sprint Planning, states:

              The Development Team works to forecast the functionality that will be developed during the Sprint. The Product Owner discusses the objective that the Sprint should achieve and the Product Backlog items that, if completed in the Sprint, would achieve the Sprint Goal.

              I would suggest to interchange the sentences to:

              The Product Owner discusses the objective that the Sprint should achieve and the Product Backlog items that, if completed in the Sprint, would achieve the Sprint Goal.
              The Development Team works to forecast the functionality that will be developed during the Sprint.

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              • Call out the Scrum rules

                "This Guide contains the definition of Scrum. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artifacts, and the *rules* that bind them together."

                Roles, events, and artifacts are explicitly identified in the Scrum Guide, but the "rules" are not. Is any paragraph in the Scrum Guide containing words like "must", "only", "no one", "not allowed" a rule?

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                • clarify/remove "Monitoring Progress Toward a Goal" (page 14 - Scrum Artifacts)

                  This is obviously an important function of a Project Manager (or Product Owner?), however it does not sit well here.

                  Goal (as used here) is not a Scrum artifact.

                  This is obviously not the Sprint Goal as it is only tracked at the Sprint Review. In fact, having goals within Scrum which are longer than a Sprint seems to work against the Agile nature of the development. At the beginning of each Sprint you look at what the market and technological conditions are and what you want to achieve.

                  Longer term goals should be defined by the stakeholders and, if…

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                  • specify if the sprint backlog must be executed in top to bottom order

                    In the company that i work, that is the ideia by some of the folks that the stories order to be executed by the development team is always top to bottom, because the product backlog is organized that way, and, in theory, the most valuable stories are at the top.

                    In practice, this is used to imposed which person will do which story, eliminating the minimum of personal freedom in story picking that i think make a team healthy.

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                    • Adjust the ToC in the online version of the Scrum Guide (UI-bug)

                      UI-Bug: In Firexox (48.0.1) and Chrome ( 53.0.2785.116) the left menu is not 'sticky enough'.

                      To reproduce: scroll down to the end of the document.

                      Current behavior: the ToC doesn't stay within the left menu box.

                      Expected behavior: the ToC stays within the left menu box.

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                      • SCRUM guideline : "What can be done this Sprint?" this sentence is grammatically wrong.

                        SCRUM guideline : "What can be done this Sprint?" this sentence is grammatically wrong. It should be "What can be done in this Sprint ?"

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                        • Change word "priority" to "order"

                          Product Owner is responsible for...Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions;

                          Later in the following sentence word "priority" is used. Can this be changed to order?

                          Existing:
                          The Product Owner may represent the desires of a committee in the Product Backlog, but those wanting to change a Product Backlog item’s priority must address the Product Owner.

                          Proposed:
                          The Product Owner may represent the desires of a committee in the Product Backlog, but those wanting to change a Product Backlog item’s order must address the Product Owner.

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                            • Responsible or accountable for managing Product Backlog

                              According to some definitions, de person who is responsible will do the actual work. In de section of 'The Product Owner' first it is stated that the Product Owner is responsible for managing the Product Backlog and after the bullets it is stated that the Development Team may do the above work but the Product Owner remains accountable. I would say that it had to be; 'The Product Owner is the sole person accountable for managing the Product Backlog.'

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                              • Add Definition of Ready to Scrum guide

                                Ready has been emphasized in the 2013 Scrum Guide update and we need to emphasize it further.

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                                • Make Grooming an official Scrum Event

                                  Hi guys,

                                  We've been spending quite much time for pre-planning or Grooming. That's why I'm suggesting to make this event an official scrum event. I always set up a separate meetings for my teams called Groomings, and I noticed that my colleagues are doing the same essentially. Thanks in advance!

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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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                                    • implementing scrum

                                      Implementing and practising scrum in an organisation that breathes and lives traditional methodologies (PRINCE etc) - this cannot be done with the ongoing blessing of the 'Management' - Managers, Directors etc.

                                      For a successful SCRUM implementation and practice, I suggest that scrum guide includes a dedicated chapter for this to clearly make a statement about the needed powers and influence to be bestowed upon the scrum master and product owner, how this can/should be done, when and how frequently this should be reinforced...

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                                      • A fourth Daily Scrum question

                                        One of my Scrum Master mentors, or some Scrum article from the distant past recommended this 4th Daily Scrum question (that I now always use):

                                        Did I discover any requirements (new or existing) that the Scrum Team should be made aware of?

                                        Sometimes a developer may realize when looking at a particular item in the Sprint Backlog that they could knock off another item in the Product Backlog that is not in the Sprint if they spent an incrementally small amount of additional time. There is a natural tendency to not want to mention it because of perceived (and real)…

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                                        • Move "writing PBIs" from PO to Team

                                          The Scrum Guide lists as one of the responsibilities of the PO:
                                          "Clearly expressing Product Backlog items"

                                          And then adds:
                                          The Product Owner may do the above work, or have the Development Team do it. However, the Product Owner remains accountable.

                                          In my experience one of the biggest problems with the PO role is that POs tend to become backlog managers, mainly writing User Stories.

                                          Customer contact and prioritization/ordering of PBIs isn't done properly.

                                          In most cases it turned out to be a good idea to involve the team in creating User Stories or even delegate it to the team.…

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