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How could I deal with conflicting personalities in a Scrum/Agile based team?

We apply Scrum/Agile and we have two teams. The other team has a conflict of interest (or rather personalities) between two developers. I would like to help resolve this and would like to know how to ...
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What do you do with coder's block? [closed]

Lately it has been a bit rough. I basically know all the things I need and all the avenues to get there for work. There's been no real issue of a problem with too high complexity, and performance is ...
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How to work in an environment with a 'character assasin' [closed]

This is hard to explain, so I will start with my background. I have been in development for about 8 years (6 commercial), have a MSc in OO Info Systems, have a true passion for development and up ...
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How do I approach a coworker about his or her code quality?

I work on a new venture at a large enterprise software company (3000+ programmers). In my group, we have a bunch of projects and people usually work on several projects over the course of a year. I ...
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How to effectively define requirements on a complex project requiring collaboration from many people with less than great personal relationship

I am working on a project that is basically a rewrite of an old batch based system that now should run online. The old system is complex and poorly documented and best source of information are people ...
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How do you handle a graphic designer who thinks he's a web designer? [closed]

Background: I was originally hired to add scripting functionality to the redesign of one of our websites. The description of the position was created by the graphic designer (who also happens to be a ...
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What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with? [closed]

I work in a small development group with 3 developers. We are loosely managed and have no structure to the team. There is no designated team leader and the manager is fairly hands off. The Senior ...