Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” Famously proclaimed by Peter Drucker popularized by Mark Fields, the president of Ford Motor Company What is that first things that comes in your mind when you hear this quote? Well when I read this quote in one of the training sessions I attended, I realized how true it is, […]

Agile & Its Myths….

Agile & Its Myths….

                                                           What is Agile? Delivering minimum shippable product in small increments instead of trying to deliver it all at a once. Its time boxed approach where software […]

Role of a Agile Coach?

Role of a Agile Coach?

I am asked this question quiet often, What is an agile coach? What is the scope of work? and as an enterprise Why do we need an agile coach?When I started to think about answer, short and simple way to define us was “We help teams move roadblocks to be more effective and apply agile […]

Agile & Production Support..

Agile & Production Support..

In one of my current consulting assignments, I was popped up with the question on introduction of Agile for production Support teams… This got me thinking, we might be successful in creating a sprint backlog for the team, but what if there is a priority defect and it just needs a fix, It’s a clear […]

Agile, flattens the cone of uncertainty

Agile, flattens the cone of uncertainty

Planning in most of the software projects is scrupulous; yet most of the projects fail to meet their objectives. Some of the problems are underestimating resources required for a project, not understanding the requirements properly. Question is why is schedule slippage and requirements not understood properly in software industry? Answer probably is wrong estimation. Usually […]

Retrospectives in Distributed Teams

Retrospectives in Distributed Teams

Few days back while attending an Agile event in NCR I met, Ritesh, he was talking about retrospectives in distributed environments. This just made me little snoopy as most of the agile teams are not co-located. These teams in my point of view need retrospectives more essentially. There are many tools and approaches available online […]

Scrum Master and Retrospectives….

Scrum Master and Retrospectives….

In my opinion, for a successful scrum master, effective retrospectives are very important. Everytime I interact with a scrum master I often ask them how often they do retrospectives. This information helps me gauge functions efficiency.In general, whenever teams are in pressure retrospectives are bumped off. The irony is that this session is most valuable […]

Is my user story perfect?

Is my user story perfect?

Recently while working with one of my clients to move towards agile there were many times I was asked “How do you know this user story is complete?” or “How would you know my user story is granular enough?” Well this is where I guess everyone of us would have struggled at on point or […]

Its not easy – Agile Testing

Its not easy – Agile Testing

Being agile is not easy.. From delivering high quality software to delivering as quick as possible, Agile testing is not easy.Fist biggest challenge is overcoming myth that agile teams don’t need testers. Integrating developers and testers together, to have an approach where quality product is delivered. It’s hard!Agile is woven around concept of user stories, […]

Agile V/s PMP

Agile V/s PMP

With Agile word buzzing around many of us have doubt which certification is best?I myself have been through this dilemma of deciding which one is worth it. Let me try to help you decide between PMP or PMI-ACP.One thing we need to understand is that PMP would surely not become irrelevant with Scrum and agile […]