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Scrum Smells: Talking Chickens
Importance Important Symptoms These are symptoms that a Scrum team is not being protected from outside influences: External stakeholders talk in the daily Scrums Features are selected or priorities switched outside of sprint planning meetin...
Scrum Smells: Loss of Rhythm
Lack of rhythm has a variety of odors, all related to inconsistency:
Daily Scrum ritual is inconsistent or is drifting (subtly changing)
Daily Scrums are skipped or meeting times vary
Sprint durations are inc...
Our series on Scrum smells continues with a discussion of what to do when developers fail to attend daily Scrums.
Agile Smells: Lack of Progress
Progress smells often point to failings in one of three areas: backlog management, feature definition, and feature completion. This article analyzes what lack of progress means and describes remedies for weaknesses in backlog management. Parts two and three of this smell analysis will address feature definition and completion, respectively.