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Chow #161 – Transitioning in as an agile coach

Chow #161 – Transitioning in as an agile coach

Pradeep is an experienced manager in the financial sector. He’s considered an expert in onboarding team members and being a buddy for several team members. His organization has set itself on a business agility transformation path. Pradeep wanted to apply for the...
Seven Tenets of Agile Knowledge Transition Methodology

Seven Tenets of Agile Knowledge Transition Methodology

When I started my transition journey, it was for a part of a large knowledge transfer of work from ABN Amro to Infosys a decade back. As I have long been associated with knowledge transfers, I observe many mistakes repeated. This blog is to share the essence of my...
Chow #158 – Demand vs Capacity

Chow #158 – Demand vs Capacity

Ajit is a scrum master with some experience in leading an agile team. He has been assigned to a new team and he finds the team in the middle of their first sprint planning meeting. The product owner (PO) is relatively new to his role and has gone through the required...
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 #150 – What is the first Red pill?

CHOW #150 – What is the first Red pill?

Project Manager Chuck has just formed a new Agile team to develop a new generation diagnostics software for diesel engines based on real-time big data coming from field installations across the country – a mission-critical and technologically challenging work....