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SlumpBusting: Overcoming Performance Slumps

SlumpBusting: Overcoming Performance Slumps

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, widely regarded as the greatest batsman who ever played the game, scored 9000 runs in 105 test matches he played between 1998-2002 hitting 31 tons at an average run-rate of 57. During the Australian tour of 2003, his scores read 8, 7, 55, 1,...
CHOW #136 – Resistance to Improvement

CHOW #136 – Resistance to Improvement

Ram, a Test Lead, had been working for eTravel for the last three years. eTravel has a cloud-based product for frequent business travellers. When his organization decided to adopt agile practices two years ago, he chose to take on the Scrum Master role.  The...
CHOW #127 – Brand Image of Scrum Masters

CHOW #127 – Brand Image of Scrum Masters

Rajiv has been working as a scrum master and coaching the teams after getting trained. Management and teams think that Scrum Master is like a secretary who just books the meeting rooms, facilitates daily meetings and helps with some tasks when team asks for it. Rajiv...
Agile: 3 tips for effective coaching

Agile: 3 tips for effective coaching

I started my agile journey as an agile team member couple of years back, where I was assigned to a pilot team which was part of large agile transformation initiative. Once the initiative was kicked off, all the pilot project team members were trained on agile (what is...
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...