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CHOW #182 – Puzzled Scrum Master

CHOW #182 – Puzzled Scrum Master

Venkat is the Scrum Master of Warriors team. They have been together for over a year now and gone through over 25 Sprints. Their metrics during the last couple of months has been pretty impressive and almost stable too. Of late team seems to have lost some motivation...
Signs of stagnation in Agile Teams

Signs of stagnation in Agile Teams

In this blog I am writing about some of the signs I have observed over years in teams that are kind of stagnant after some time. By that I mean signs which indicate that teams are no more focused on continuous improvement due to various reasons. Some of those signs...
Sizing – revisited

Sizing – revisited

If you noticed the topic, I have not called it ‘story sizing’ but just ‘sizing’. That is done intentionally here as that is the aspect that I am going to discuss here. It is well known that Product Owners want to know how much value team is...
Importance of Trust in Agile Teams

Importance of Trust in Agile Teams

Scrum mentions five values – Commitment, Transparency, Courage, Openness and Respect. Scrum teams need to inculcate these values to be Agile. Practicing the ceremonies makes teams ‘Do Agile’ while these values would help them to ‘Be...
Rating Agile Teams

Rating Agile Teams

I read an interesting coverage of the soccer match in which Russia performed exceptionally well in the World Cup Soccer 2018. The article observed ‘Russisa entered the tournament with the lowest rating of 70. But in team sports rating does not really mean...