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Chow #144 – Too many incomplete stories!

Chow #144 – Too many incomplete stories!

Agilators is a team using Scrum for about six months now and Alan is the Scrum Master of the team. Alan has some experience as an SM for a little over a year. He has been able to coach the team to adopt the ceremonies quite well but few challenges which he finds...
CHOW #136 – Resistance to Improvement

CHOW #136 – Resistance to Improvement

Ram, a Test Lead, had been working for eTravel for the last three years. eTravel has a cloud-based product for frequent business travellers. When his organization decided to adopt agile practices two years ago, he chose to take on the Scrum Master role.  The...
CHOW #133 – Standardization – one size fits all

CHOW #133 – Standardization – one size fits all

Sharma is a metrics-oriented Head of an IT function. Prior to adopting agile, his organization used Function Point (FP) method for measuring software size. Along with the effort data entered by individuals, teams measured productivity factor as FP per person day of...
IT Productivity – a point of view

IT Productivity – a point of view

Productivity measurement in IT function has been debated and demanded over decades. Having made multiple attempts at solving this puzzle over many years, I have developed a point of view on productivity measurement. You may or may not agree but here it goes. To...