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Making Meetings Effective and Productive

Making Meetings Effective and Productive

One of the comments that I hear very often is that adopting Agile practices results in too many ‘meetings’ and hence become counterproductive. When I observe some of these ‘meetings’, some common [anti-] patterns are found across teams [and...
Should I Start My Agile Journey with Kanban?

Should I Start My Agile Journey with Kanban?

This is one of the frequent questions that I get asked. In many instances, it is posed a little differently – from teams that started with scrum, as they felt they needed a lightweight process compared to more traditional approaches but find it difficult to get...
Making the SDLC safe – learning from the DuPont model

Making the SDLC safe – learning from the DuPont model

Recently I had the opportunity to lead an assessment of Business Excellence at one of the Navaratna units. This unit [and also others in the same organization] had started adoption of the DuPont model for safety. As I interacted with different participants in this...
Agile Metrics- an Oxymoron?

Agile Metrics- an Oxymoron?

One of the most frequently asked questions is ‘what are the right metrics for an Agile project?’ My response usually is something like this: Borrowing from a popular quote from George Box, the famous statistician, ‘All models are wrong. But, some are...
Some inferences from the State of DevOps 2017 report

Some inferences from the State of DevOps 2017 report

It is always good to learn from others, particularly if the sources are from across industries – as they trigger ideas to apply in our own work areas. While this is one such learning from the IT industry, The latest State of DevOps report for...