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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...
Chow #152 – Are you done?

Chow #152 – Are you done?

Mancini is a Product Owner. Based on the average velocity of the previous release (13 units of work), he estimated a new release of the product to take 7 Sprints. Development is 3 Sprints underway. Product Backlog has been stable. Over these first Sprints, the...
Chow #151 – How to overcome performance slump

Chow #151 – How to overcome performance slump

Mark is a manager in a global software product development organization. He manages a 15-member team of software developers and testers. His team is a high-performance team and they deliver consistently meeting expectations of the management and the customer. Alex is...
CHOW #150 – What is the first Red pill?

CHOW #150 – What is the first Red pill?

Project Manager Chuck has just formed a new Agile team to develop a new generation diagnostics software for diesel engines based on real-time big data coming from field installations across the country – a mission-critical and technologically challenging work....
Chow #148 – Re-sizing in every sprint

Chow #148 – Re-sizing in every sprint

My team wants to resize their stories every sprint. Our release consists of 8 sprints of 2 weeks each. We are in our 5th sprint. Our actual velocity is lower than the release planning velocity. Are we doing it right? If your answer is either ‘yes’ or...