Transform the way you approach product development with the first Agile Principle – customer satisfaction through continuous delivery! For this a Scrum Team needs to understand: 1. Why this principle is vital? 2. How it’s often neglected? and, 3. What to bear in mind while delivering products? AGILE PRINCIPLE#1: “Our highest priority is to satisfy […]READMore Tag
Category: Short Blog
Alistair Cockburn’s Effectiveness of Communication
I recently attended a 2-day training. The trainer was an expert in his field, his talk was engaging but only the trainer and I had our cameras ON. Rest of the participants barely showed their faces There was learning, but the entire 2 days looked very “businessy” and transactional. There was hardly any bonding between […]READMore Tag
Agilized Waterfall vs Agile
Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and Scrum Teams will find it useful to download and place it near their team workspace – either on digital (Miro, Mural etc.) or print and tape it on a physical wall (in office) When working hard to quickly create stories and work items without understanding the big picture, […]READMore Tag
Effective “Utilization” of Employees
Have you heard the phrase? – “Watch the Baton, not the runners?” Translated to development work, it means: “Focus on Idle work, not Idle workers”! (Image 1) I still come across management finding ways to extract most out of their developers by assigning them to multiple projects The thinking is to get 100% […]READMore Tag
A tip on creating good user stories
Experiment and Believe! So many times while using Agile, we get convinced with popular notions only to find that they don’t provide much value. Perhaps the people who made those notions popular were meaning something else? It happened to me years ago! One such notion I believed for years was, that, if it’s a small […]READMore Tag
How many hours does a Story Point equal to?
Story points were meant to be abstract. This abstraction helped bring a discussion back to work (size, complexity, bigness, etc.). In the absence of story points (in the earlier days), people would often argue about hours, leading to a lot of emotions around time. A real time scenario between my Boss and me is presented […]READMore Tag
When is scrum most effective?
Don’t use Scrum when you don’t need to! In fact, Scrum isn’t supposed to be effective for every type of development. Many teams and organizations use Scrum without understanding when and where it is most effective. It costs them time without much impact on added value or creativity Scrum comes with overheads – The Scrum […]READMore Tag