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Role of Organization Structure in Succeeding with Agile

Role of Organization Structure in Succeeding with Agile

Most of my recent engagements with large corporates moving over to Agile or scaling with Agile have had major challenges in implementation. This has been in no small measure due to them continuing with traditional organization structure thinking even while moving 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...
Re-boot your Sprint Planning

Re-boot your Sprint Planning

This blog is more to share an observation and get inputs from as many folks as possible on sprint planning: Often, teams do their sprint planning in the following way: 1. There are a set of stories (mostly) ready for an upcoming sprint.2. Hence, the teams estimate...
The Role of Functional Managers in an Agile/Scrum environment

The Role of Functional Managers in an Agile/Scrum environment

Agile transformation success stories are not as common as you would expect considering the promise Agile approaches hold. Yet, in my experience in working with many organizations, I have been amazed by how much more they could have achieved if only the various roles...