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Chow #172: Puzzled Scrum Master

Chow #172: Puzzled Scrum Master

Scrum Master Ravi was puzzled by his Scrum Team members’ sudden change in behavior. There was a tendency to commit less during Sprint planning than they were normally taking up. When probed a bit more with Team members, they mentioned that they are expected to...
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...