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Tracking in Agile projects

During a workshop on Agile Scrum, for participants new to Agile, a question came up – how is tracking in Agile different than in traditional project management? A very interesting question, which cannot be answered in short – covering some aspects,...

How to begin a DevOps journey?

One question that I get asked frequently, when talking about DevOps is: where do I begin? A follow-up question is – Can you recommend any checklist or set of steps to get into DevOps? My short answer to that question is: start where you can show some short term...

Coaching vs Command & Control style of Management

   Leaders have only two jobs: 1) Getting work done 2) Growing the people Coaching as a leadership/management style achieves both. With Command & Control approach, managers may get the work done in the short term, by force. But that might have negative...

Journey of a coach – theory & practice (Part II)

In an earlier article “Journey of a coach – theory & practice (Part I), we introduced the “circles of influence” which form the context (see diagram below) for coaching process. The circles in the diagram above have a significant bearing on...

Questioning and Asking Questions – what is the difference?

  A speaker finishes a great speech – at least, HE thinks it is great! He then asks, “Any questions?” What does he expect? If I were him, I would expect the audience to demonstrate a level of understanding of what the speech was all about and...