Below are a list of common problems experienced in teams. Each problem is mapped to list of practices that are designed to help solve that problem. If you are encountering any of these problems, check out the Guidance offered for each practice and see if your team might be missing some aspect of the intent of the practice.

Common Problems

Look to automation and collaboration practices to tackle the creation of defects in your overall Product process.

Product Practices

Defects come from many places. Verification (testing), of course, is designed to find and fix defects, and it is important to beware of environment bugs, but bugs can also originate from incomplete designs.

Team Practices

Defects (Bugs)

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Disgruntled Employees

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Impediments & Delays

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Lack of Communication

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Late-breaking Requirements

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Low Output

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Rework

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Siloed “Not My Job” Thinking