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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...
CHOW #94- The Next Level of Agility

CHOW #94- The Next Level of Agility

Venkat is the Scrum Master of ScrumGods, a team which has consistently been praised by all as a very Agile team. They did all their ceremonies without fail and team members collaborate well and their artefacts are all highly visible and so on. After a few months, some...
Improving Agility – Raising the bar

Improving Agility – Raising the bar

In every organization where I have coached several teams for periods of six months or more, I have found a few teams which stand out. It could be due to a dynamic Scrum Master or a sensible and knowledgeable Product Owner or a few motivated smart team members. These...
CHOW #93- Building Hypotheses

CHOW #93- Building Hypotheses

The following are the Roles/Goals, Pains, and Gains for a secondary school Principal in India. Roles / Goals Teacher Hiring teacher Assess teacher capability Form and Execute training plan Mentoring  Textbook selection (map syllabus to book) Teacher scheduling...