Replace a Team member in middle of a sprint

Last post 02:53 am January 14, 2015
by Ludwig Harsch
5 replies
09:15 am December 18, 2014

Is it possible to replace a team member during a sprint - or do we need to do it after a Sprint is done.

01:06 am December 19, 2014

it's depends on the team, if the team feel that it's good to replace a team member during the sprint, just do it then. :)

04:58 am December 19, 2014

Of course you can.
Of course it will disturb the team.

05:57 am December 26, 2014

It is not recommended . Scrum says that team should be consistent that mean that, team should not be changed. But after all its a scrum so team will decide what are the consequences by removing a team member in the middle of sprint and team has to decide to remove the team member or not to remove.

06:33 am January 2, 2015

your response is just unclear as your name abc xyz, you say it is not recommended but at the same time it is up to a team., So what is it?

02:53 am January 14, 2015

Trine, could you please give us some context:
- Who wants the team member to be replaced? The team? The member? Anybody outside the team? (and if so: What does the team think about it?)
- Why?
While it is generally recommended to have stable teams, there can be cases where a team member becomes an impediment and has to be removed, after all other possibilities have been tried without success.