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Chow #153 – Chapter Leads’ Challenges

Chow #153 – Chapter Leads’ Challenges

In one of our Customer engagements, the organization is transitioning to Spotify kind of Agile approach. In this context the role of Delivery/People Managers is changing to Chapter Leads. They form a matrix structure with Squad Leads. Their role is changing from...
What I Learnt on Agility from Trekking Expeditions

What I Learnt on Agility from Trekking Expeditions

Having born and brought up in Western Ghats in Karnataka (in India), mountains attract me like magnet attracting iron. Just the thought of trekking/mountaineering starts an excitement in my mind & body. I have been doing a lot of trekking/mountaineering in Western...
CHOW #132 – Agile Manager?

CHOW #132 – Agile Manager?

Suma is a Scrum Master for a team of 8 people who are using 2 week Sprint consistently. Suma reports to Arun, a demanding manager, who has 5 other Teams of similar size who are using different Sprint durations. Arun had been engaging an Agile Coach for his unit of 55...
Agile Leaders are missing Gold

Agile Leaders are missing Gold

As I have been involved in Agile transformation coaching in several organizations over many years, I have been noticing one pattern: Most organizations have been moving from one framework/model to another, say Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, Spotify and so on; but there is not...
CHOW #119- Avoiding ‘Watermelon Metrics’

CHOW #119- Avoiding ‘Watermelon Metrics’

Ganesh heads one of the key Products in a Digital Marketing company. He has 4 Managers below him with 10 Scrum Masters and a total team size of 95 people. Two years back they started on an Agile Transformation journey with training and coaching for all the team...