5 Signs You Are Doing bAgile (instead of Agile)

1) The business analyst or product owner speaks to the customers and writes the user stories which are then picked up for development (maybe even after some brief discussions)

Writing user stories alone
Writing your stories alone? That’s bAgile! (Image Credits: ’https://www.freepik.com/photos/people'>People photo created by karlyukav — www.freepik.com</a>)

2) One person writes the acceptance criteria and presents them for getting agreement

Always favour discussion over show-and-get-agreements! Image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/people'>People vector created by pch.vector — www.freepik.com</a>

3) The customer signs up for a fixed scope and fixed cost. Fixed scope here means the signing off on requirements detailed to the lowest level of granularity.

Fixed scope and fixed cost is anti-Agile! Image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/people'>People vector created by pch.vector — www.freepik.com</a>

4) User feedback via show-and-tell drives the backlog

Using a system is very different from seeing it and providing feedback. Image credit: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/business'>Business vector created by pch.vector — www.freepik.com</a>

5) There is no reference story for the minimum story points

You must know the base size to estimate all stories! Image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/photos/winter'>Winter photo created by wirestock — www.freepik.com</a>

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