"He's doing it again!". Exasperated tech lead Maya Gunderson is at the end of her rope with the intern brought on earlier this summer.
“Honestly, we’ll get to it”, muttered The PO as they dragged the archaic documentation story to the backlog for the 100th time. Like every time before, the team had unanimously approved the decision to punt the story to the future - not counting when the Weird Intern tried to spark a coup to keep it in the sprint. The attempt was swiftly crushed.
Knowing Upper Management watches Jira reports like a hawk, The PO employs the classic punt maneuver: marking the current story complete and putting a fresh copy into the backlog. “This team is known for completing 100% of its stories each sprint, and I’ll be damned if I mess up that record for something as inconsequential and useless as documentation.”