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Smart advice needed

Last post 07:59 am May 19, 2015 by Ian Mitchell
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05:29 pm May 18, 2015


I've got some questions, your help on the matter is much appreciated.

1. Is the DevTeam allowed to deploy each task to the production server (during the sprint) once it's done and accepted by PO?

2. Our DevTeam is from Spain and they don't speak english very well, however our SM can speak english. Is that acceptable when PO talks to DevTeam through SM (she knows the project well).

3. How do you manage a situation when DevTeam constantly have a lot of urgent tasks (almost 30% of the sprint time) during the sprint? They can't wait until the end of the sprint.


04:22 am May 19, 2015


1. Yes

2. Not ideal but it should work

3. The context switching consumes a lot of energy. I think is better to have 1 or 2 team members forming another team that have the main focus solving those urgent tasks. The new team can work on a kanban board.
For example on the project that I work there are multiple scrum teams and one DevOps team. For the scrum teams we have a scrum board in jira and for DevOps we have a Kanban Board.


07:59 am May 19, 2015

> 1. Is the DevTeam allowed to deploy each task to the production
> server (during the sprint) once it's done and accepted by PO?

In a Scrum, a Development Team should aim to deliver a potentially releasable increment by the end of each Sprint. The increment should be releasable at the discretion of the Product Owner. The Development Team may be needed to deploy the release onto a production server, but they should be able to do so immediately, and with no further work remaining in order to do so.

Can you explain how the "tasks" you refer to support this practice?

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