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CHOW #136 – Resistance to Improvement

CHOW #136 – Resistance to Improvement

Ram, a Test Lead, had been working for eTravel for the last three years. eTravel has a cloud-based product for frequent business travellers. When his organization decided to adopt agile practices two years ago, he chose to take on the Scrum Master role.  The...
CHOW #135: Weigh in on some weighty Agile questions!

CHOW #135: Weigh in on some weighty Agile questions!

In PM Power’s Enterprise Agile Transformation practice, customers – either starting on Agile adoption or reviewing their current state – often ask us questions like the ones below. What would be your answers for them? You can answer as many as you...
CHOW #134 – Individual Discipline in Agile

CHOW #134 – Individual Discipline in Agile

“Yes. Individual discipline is a key component of an Agile organisation. I will tell you why…” Why and how is individual discipline a key component of an Agile organisation? Can you discuss this in terms of the Agile principles of Individuals and...
CHOW #133 – Standardization – one size fits all

CHOW #133 – Standardization – one size fits all

Sharma is a metrics-oriented Head of an IT function. Prior to adopting agile, his organization used Function Point (FP) method for measuring software size. Along with the effort data entered by individuals, teams measured productivity factor as FP per person day of...
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...