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Chow # 157 – How many statuses do I need?

Chow # 157 – How many statuses do I need?

Chirag was a new lateral joinee to one of the teams that I had coached. After his first week, Chirag approached me with a question:  How many statuses should I define in my workflow, so that I know where exactly a story is, so that I can intervene as a scrum...
Chow #155 – Bottlenecks to redistribution of responsibilities

Chow #155 – Bottlenecks to redistribution of responsibilities

“One of the key things we did to encourage self-organisation in our teams was re-distribution of responsibility among the people. Especially from managers to the team members. Our workers need to be empowered for them to feel that they can own their work and be...
Chow #154 – What are you committed to?

Chow #154 – What are you committed to?

Ram is heading delivery in a 120-member software services and e-commerce start-up. He has been there from the beginning, almost 3 years, and has the trust of the founders. It has been a hard road in terms of hours of work – late nights and week-ends. Ram has...
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...