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CHOW #194 – Is experimentation doomed?

CHOW #194 – Is experimentation doomed?

Arvind a super Scrum Master has been an ardent proponent of test and experiment. He was the Scrum Master for two teams. Govinda the manager of the two teams had his regular catch up with the teams. He said the current covid environment has made the market uncertain....
#1 Agility Killer

#1 Agility Killer

Background I have had the opportunity to have worked in corporates for a long time and in the recent past consulting/ coaching corporates. By now practically every organization says they are agile or expect the organization to be agile. When I ask most leaders about...
Business Agility – Beyond Capitalism

Business Agility – Beyond Capitalism

Today, we have seen agile taking deep roots in the organization. While it began its humble journey when a group of techies were dis-satisfied with the process, it has now moved beyond that into every nook and corner of many an organization. So, business agility is the...
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 above...
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...
How Agile is your Business?

How Agile is your Business?

Is there a possible common way to measure Agility? I would “dare say” yes, we could sense Agility. So, if you sense agility the only way to measure is by getting the perspective of the stakeholders. Yes, you can supplement it with the business measures and metrics....