I personally had to deal with proving to higher management the increased output of a team during the past year, and I was seduced into micromanaging expanded time-logging of the team. . . .
One of the most painful challenges I have seen in business change programs concerns aligning the approach taken for business change management or process analysis with the approach adopted to enable those change processes with IT solutions. . . .
Though in theory the DevOps concepts (such as continuous deployment) could be applied in any model, the true benefits are well pronounced and feasible in an Agile mode of solution delivery.
In Scrum, we welcome feedback and change requests from stakeholders, but it is important for a product owner to prioritize them. The Kano model helps Scrum product owners during product backlog refinement, in light of such changes and demands.
Being Agile is better than doing Agile. I am sure we understand the fine line between the two. . . .
Castles of Cards is a game I have been successfully using for ScrumMaster trainings. Everyone seems to enjoy it and find it useful. . . .
Being a ScrumMaster, you will have to mentor your team in saying no. . . .
According to my observations, we usually look at the Scrum framework piece by piece, without considering the connections between the pieces.
Imagine you are sitting in front of your television and watching a live ODI cricket match between India and Australia. Australia wins the toss and chooses to bat first. . . .
The term "developer" became so popular in the last decade that it became a synonym for "programmer." That's no surprise, given the way programmers welcomed the tag. However, "developer" has a broader sense in Scrum teams.
Sometimes it is apparent in software projects that not all the tasks have been completed when the sprint ends. . . . Here is list of some things that might help all of us achieve a much better outcome in our next product increment.
Agile project management is an attempt to make the process of software development better and more effective, and it has seen increasing popularity and success. Agile project management has also reached the clinical research industry as a need of the hour.
Despite numerous anecdotal claims of Scrum successes in many parts of the world, a lack of empirical evidence exists. . . .
More than a decade of coaching and training several large organizations on all things Agile has led me to believe that achieving enterprise agility begins with asking the right questions. . . .
If a team has one bad iteration or sprint there is no need to panic; the team can use the retrospective meeting to see what needs to be changed, corrected, and improved in the next sprint.
Two different people may spend different numbers of person-days to finish the same project. The question, from a financial perspective, is whether we should value the work or the hours.
Here I was, deep into my first conflict-resolution situation and very nervous. . . .
Over the past decade, organizations have increasingly moved from traditional development methods to Agile ways of working. While some have been really successful in adopting Agile, some have failed miserably, and some have been partially successful yet have not realized Agile's full potential.
The Definition of Ready (DoR) defines the ready state. In simple terms, a user story needs to meet some criteria (or conditions) before it can be picked up for a sprint.
Teams with members who think in terms of individual roles end up with some members far ahead and others who are stuck with unfinished work. . . .