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CHOW #162 – Improving predictability

CHOW #162 – Improving predictability

AgileFanatics is one of the teams among 5 teams in a program. They recently did their quarterly program level planning and started the sprints. After three sprints they are still struggling to deliver value as the analysis part of their stories is taking a lot more...
Sizing – revisited

Sizing – revisited

If you noticed the topic, I have not called it ‘story sizing’ but just ‘sizing’. That is done intentionally here as that is the aspect that I am going to discuss here. It is well known that Product Owners want to know how much value team is...
CHOW #126 – Mystery of Disappearing ‘Issues’

CHOW #126 – Mystery of Disappearing ‘Issues’

SuperSeven was a great team and had been performing consistently last year. But during last couple of quarters they seemed to have some new challenges and Ajay, the Scrum Master, approached me for help. I went through some retrospective notes and saw their velocity...
Importance of Trust in Agile Teams

Importance of Trust in Agile Teams

Scrum mentions five values – Commitment, Transparency, Courage, Openness and Respect. Scrum teams need to inculcate these values to be Agile. Practicing the ceremonies makes teams ‘Do Agile’ while these values would help them to ‘Be...
CHOW #126 – Mystery of Disappearing ‘Issues’

CHOW #110- Help the Scrum Master

Mindful Masters went through an Agile Assessment recently and most team members were kind of disinterested in the assessment. Probably they knew that the outcome is not going to be so good and is going to be published as usual. Anil, the Scrum Master of the team knew...