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Chapter 9. Technical Practices

New titles, roles, and responsibilities aren’t the only changes Scrum teams are asked to make. For a Scrum team to be truly successful, it must go beyond adopting the basic, highly visible parts of Scrum and commit to real changes in the way it approaches the actual work of creating a product. I’ve observed teams who work in sprints, conduct good sprint planning and review meetings, never miss a daily Scrum, and do a retrospective at the end of each sprint. They see solid improvements and may be as much as twice as productive as they were before Scrum. But they could do so much better.

What these teams are missing—and what stops them from achieving even more dramatic improvements—are changes to their technical ...

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