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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...
Mindfulness for Agility

Mindfulness for Agility

In my Agile workshops I ask participants a question: ‘What pictures come to your mind, when we talk about Agility?’ Some of the typical answers are Cheetah, Squirrel or Dolphin etc. Then I ask them what aspects of them relate to Agility in their mind?...
CHOW #104- Managing yourself better

CHOW #104- Managing yourself better

Ramesh is an Engineering Manager in a Software Product company. During a recent one on one interaction, his manager asked him if everything is fine with him.  Surprised, Ramesh asked in turn, why he is asking that way. Then his manager shared his observations...