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CHOW #159 – A new Scrum Master faces challenge

CHOW #159 – A new Scrum Master faces challenge

Raghav after a series of interviews finally got the job as a Scrum Master in his new company. He had a history of having worked on several agile transformations in various corners of the globe. He was told during the interview he would have an opportunity to guide a...
Implementing OKR — 7 things to ponder

Implementing OKR — 7 things to ponder

In my experience I have noticed that it’s very easy to understand what OKR stands for. Further when you have heard of nimble companies of varying sizes from Google to Spotify have implemented, you think you have hit the holy grail. To some extent, I think the...
Chow #140 – How do I structure my new tribe?

Chow #140 – How do I structure my new tribe?

Daniel looks after the supply chain product in a 60-year-old company. He reports into the Chief Information Officer. Currently the systems run on a traditional mainframe with some interfaces to the external world using UNIX gateways. The software is developed and...
Building Cross Functional Teams: 7 common challenges

Building Cross Functional Teams: 7 common challenges

Any enterprise agile transformation needs to accept openly the challenges that exist in building a cross-functional team. In my experience these are genuine concerns and challenges. How well you address them, make trade-offs, or sweep under the carpet will go a long...
CHOW #124 – Scrum Master, can you increase our sprint duration?

CHOW #124 – Scrum Master, can you increase our sprint duration?

This team has been working as an Agile scrum team for over 6 months now. They were working on a two-week sprint till now. There’s a clamor to make it a three-week sprint. What do you recommend the scrum master do in this case? Or how should he approach this ask?...