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CHOW #176 – Suitability of Agile

CHOW #176 – Suitability of Agile

FireCon consults corporates in Fire-fighting systems and equipment. It works with vendors where necessary to source and implement total solutions for high-rise business towers. Their engagements are mostly turn-key with well-defined deliverables. Kuber, the founder,...
CHOW #175 – How do you manage high power teams?

CHOW #175 – How do you manage high power teams?

There is a story, most probably apocryphal, about a famous research institution in Yorktown Heights, New York, USA. One of the labs in the institution was headed by a manager who was not a scientist himself. All the scientists in the lab working under his direction,...
CHOW # 174 – De-stressing in an open office

CHOW # 174 – De-stressing in an open office

Sriram was very excited and totally fascinated by Vignesh, the coach who had conducted a 45 minute immersion session on mindfulness at work. He felt very refreshed and even though it was close to the end of the day and there were a few escalations to be handled, he...
CHOW #173 – Resistance to DevOps team – how to overcome it?

CHOW #173 – Resistance to DevOps team – how to overcome it?

Ashok has been hired as an DevOps consultant to implement DevOps practices. He did an assessment of the team to understand the current practices and ways of working. After that, he proposed to the leadership team and product teams to have development team, QA team and...
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...