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CHOW #61- Thrust into development!

Allrounders is a team of 9 persons supporting some of the important applications in the organization. They were using Kanban so far and are doing well as a team. Anil, their Scrum Master is efficient and is helping the team focus on improving cycle time etc. Last...
Scrum-Kanban fusion

Scrum-Kanban fusion

It is well known that Scrum is very popular with Development teams while Operations teams prefer Kanban as it suits their nature of work best. That is because development teams deliver an incremental product over iterations and they have to plan and deliver a product...
Agility in Mainframe technology based products

Agility in Mainframe technology based products

In one of the recent conversations I had with an Agile practitioner, he was talking to me about his experiences of Agile practices in Mainframe teams. He mentioned that they were following a 2-month long sprint cycle and within every sprint, they were developing and...

Help a Business Analyst Pivot

Divya is a business analyst –  working with clients, understanding requirements and ensuring that is understood by the team when they build. She has eight years experience and has been working in teams that you manage for the past couple of years. She has...
Breathe and Behave

Breathe and Behave

If we observe and reflect back, we can notice that many times we React to situations compulsively rather than Respond in a wise way. For example, in a fit of anger sometimes we shout at someone or make some hasty decisions and later realize that we should not have...