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  1. Add opportunity enabler verbiage to last question of Daily Standup

    Add this verbiage to the last question of the Daily Standup: "..., or see any opportunity enablers that if implemented can improve team performance to meet the Sprint Goal"

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      • What vs How

        Should you add words describing a Separation of Concerns for team members? Should it state that a Product Owner should focus their concerns on "What" needs to be delivered while the Development Team should focus on "How?" Would this make it easier to understand roles?

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        • One improvement item per sprint

          In the new (2017) Scrum Guide revision history it says:
          "7. Added to the Sprint Backlog section:

          To ensure continuous improvement, it includes at least one high priority way in which the team works, identified in the previous Retrospective meeting."
          A sentence that is not clear enough (at least from my perspective).

          In the 2017 Scrum Guide itself it is described differently:
          "To ensure continuous improvement, it includes at least one high priority process improvement identified in the previous Retrospective meeting."
          This I can clearly understand.

          I would like to have this statement unified, what do you think?

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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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            • Change scrum master task from enforcing task to supporting task

              Described in "Scrum Master Service to the Product Owner":

              The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:
              * Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management;
              * ...
              * ...

              Can be changed to:
              The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:
              * Helping the product owner find techniques for effective Product Backlog management;
              * ...
              * ...

              This small change makes the task a supporting task.

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              • Fix apparent typo on page 8

                It says: "Sprints enable predictability by ensuring inspection and adaptation of progress toward a *Sprint Goal* at least every *calendar month*."

                inspection and adaptation toward a Sprint Goal happens every day during the Daily Scrum. I guess the intent was to reference a longer-term *goal* (e.g., release), not the Sprint Goal.

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                • What prequalufications can be added as must for a CSM? It’s a lack of this that has devalued what it could bring!

                  If anyone can get it in 2 days it is cheap and allows quality to dilute.
                  If it needs a pre qualification and rigor in auditing it then maybe you can save the demise

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                  • Since Scrum is a framework, why is the Stand-Up/Scrum event so specifically prescribed as a "Daily Scrum?"

                    I understand daily is the overwhelming frequency and also a good practice for the overwhelming majority of scrum projects. Don't misunderstand - I'm a big believer in daily scrums.

                    However, especially as Scrum is used for more and more non-IT projects of all types, couldn't the scrum frequency be more or less frequent that daily? It seems that the frequency might also be correlated to the sprint duration.

                    I submit this suggestion more in the spirit of keeping Scrum at the level of a framework and not a methodology or set of rules than I do to try to change…

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                    • Remove the team-in-a-team working.

                      To me, there is only one team, made up of an SM, PO, and developers. Right now, the SG says that the "Scrum Team" contains an SM, PO, and a separate "Dev... team." That statement is interpreted by many as meaning that the SM and PO are not really part of the team, and that any tension of conflict between (most often) the PO and the "team" is deliberate and useful. Is that the intent of using the team-in-team structure? If not, then I'd get rid of it and just say that the Scrum Team is made up of a…

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                      • Sentence in Scrum Guide requires multiple increments for each Sprint

                        "The purpose of each Sprint is to deliver Increments of potentially releasable functionality that adhere to the Scrum Team’s current definition of “Done.” "

                        Suggest instead:
                        "The purpose of each Sprint is to deliver **one or more** Increments of potentially releasable functionality that adhere to the Scrum Team’s current definition of “Done.”

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                        • Add Scrum Team pattern(s) for successful scaling

                          In an ideal world, a team owns it dependencies. As a larger organization adopts Scrum and leverages across a complex product / services environment where many products are leveraging 10's to 100's of services, describe pattern(s) for how teams can effectively organize to ensure their service can scale to meet the need of its users. We have some complex services that require many Scrum teams to deliver the service. Complicating matters, there are many products consuming this service and the service teams delivering the service are always a bottleneck. We've tried various patterns and have one that works now, but…

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                          • appoint successors for Ken and Jeff, who should further adapt the Scrum Guide

                            I know it's a creepy thought, but we all know life is short, and all sorts of things can happen.

                            In the future those people who will be new to Scrum, will find it reassuring to know that the responsibility for further advancing the Scrum Guide was granted jointly and personally by both Jeff and Ken to certain individuals, who will be the new Scrum Leaders in the absence of the founding fathers.

                            In other words, putting Ken' and Jeff's successors name in the Scrum Guide will make it clear who picks up the torch and takes Scrum further.

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                              started  ·  Ken Schwaber responded

                              What a creepy thought. Jeff and I are in top health and plan on living another forty years.
                              Maybe we’ll look into this in 20 years.

                            • Make clear that Scrum promotes a sustainable development

                              The iterations in Scrum are named "Sprints". I think this can lead to the false assumption that the developers are supposed to work as fast as they can and exhaust themselves during a sprint.
                              In real life, when I'm doing a "sprint", I'm normally running as fast as I can. This is okay for a single sprint, but doing this for a couple of sprints it would lead to my physical breakdown very fast.

                              Maybe you can add something like this:
                              "In a sprint the development team works with a pace that they can sustain indefinitely over multiple sprints."

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                              • Clarify whether the ScrumMaster is active in development or not

                                Conflicting opinions have been expressed (both in our team and in Scrum Alliance articles) as to whether the ScrumMaster is also active in development (e.g. in writing code). It would be useful to have a clear answer (yes, no, unspecified) so that we can stop discussing what Scrum is and get down to whether it is true-Scrum that we want or something resembling it.

                                https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/articles/2013/february/the-case-for-a-technical-scrummaster

                                https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/articles/2013/december/playing-the-scrummaster-role

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                                • All Scrum Team members should be allowed to answer in the Daily Scrum

                                  Near the end of the "Daily Scrum" sections it says: "The Scrum Master enforces the rule that only Development Team members participate in the Daily Scrum."

                                  This implies that the PO and the SM can NOT be transparent (in the DS) about what they did, and what problems they had.

                                  This implies (to many) that the Doers are giving a status update to the PO and SM.

                                  It is better for overall Team chemistry that the PO and SM are also transparent.

                                  It is also necessary that they ALL realize that only when all pull together will they have the…

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                                    • Rename Sprint Review to Product Review

                                      The Sprint cadence happen to be the frequency of this event in Scrum, but the main thing to inspect, isn't that the Product? What's in there (the increment)? What's out there?

                                      The current name, Sprint Review, may indicate that the Sprint that's almost at an end, and the work performed in that Sprint, is the primary focus of this event. I'm suggesting that's the wrong focus - the thing we're really focusing on is the product, how it's doing and what we want to do with it.

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                                      • Prescribe a productivity model that is not just Velocity or Story Point based but focused on timely delivery of tasks *within* the Sprint.

                                        That is, give priirity to delivering tasks as per estimate over tasks delivered per Sprint as measure of high productivity.

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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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