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Not just planning, presentation too… and beyond

Not just planning, presentation too… and beyond

In the late eighties we were working on an enhanced version of the InstaPlan, a project management software for IBM PC Compatibles. Those were the days before the advent of email, the Product Manager was located in the US and the development team in India. We used to...
Sprint Planning in distributed teams… Patterns… SAFe

Sprint Planning in distributed teams… Patterns… SAFe

The title may have intrigued you, here is how it evolved. A few teams that I coach wanted to know about Scaling Agile  and particularly Scaled Agile Framework and I was thinking on how best to introduce that in a contextual manner. The patterns I had seen emerge...
A manifestation of self-organization across teams

A manifestation of self-organization across teams

Coaching Agile teams provides one with a few extraordinary moments that make you go wow! I am sharing one such event in this blog when I saw self-organization manifest at a different level. As part of a coaching assignment at an organization, I was asked to help a...
Ready, Steady, Go… Slowdown

Ready, Steady, Go… Slowdown

In my last blog I had shared the first of the two common patterns that I have encountered in my Agile Coaching experience related to the cadence of the team, here I am sharing the second one. The scrum team has a well-defined backlog and good clarity on what is...