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 […]

Explicit Kanban Policies Make Life Easier!!

Explicit Kanban Policies Make Life Easier!!

There is a secret ingredient for the successful implementation of Kanban, and that is setting explicit process policies. What does the term policy refer to in Kanban? It is nothing but processes and rules that govern a process and get enforced to make sure the system works efficiently. Defining these rules helps team/new members understand […]

Use Kanban Analytics to track project!!

Use Kanban Analytics to track project!!

One of the biggest challenges leadership faces is that of predicting future expected results or even simply understanding the current state of a project. However, using Kanban allows the team to visualize their work and monitor a more predictable flow pattern of their work (though it may change/improve as the project progresses). Visual reports help […]

Looking for reports in Kanban??

Looking for reports in Kanban??

One of the biggest challenge leadership faces is predicting future or lets also say even to understand current state of project. Though while using Kanban, you make things visual and we have flow(though it may change/improve as you progress) but one still needs few visual reports. Lets see how  they can be of some help. […]

What is my WIP Limit?

What is my WIP Limit?

When teams are overburdened and need to reduce lead time – Kanban does the magic!! Kanban visualizations enable workers to engage,see and feel the work and visualize the process. This helps immensely by reducing coordination effort and improving quality. Limiting WIP reduces lead time by reducing multi-tasking.The term “work in progress” describes all the things […]

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 & 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. […]

Scaling Agile

Scaling Agile

Benefits of being agile are very clear: We are more productive: By focussing on delivering small chunks of working product in short time-boxes (typical 2-3 week development sprints) we always have visible deadlines and view of actual progress. We attain better quality product: With shorter feedback cycles; and stakeholder review every 2-3 weeks the end […]