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CHOW #126 – Mystery of Disappearing ‘Issues’

CHOW #126 – Mystery of Disappearing ‘Issues’

SuperSeven was a great team and had been performing consistently last year. But during last couple of quarters they seemed to have some new challenges and Ajay, the Scrum Master, approached me for help. I went through some retrospective notes and saw their velocity...
Agility in Mainframe technology based products

Agility in Mainframe technology based products

In one of the recent conversations I had with an Agile practitioner, he was talking to me about his experiences of Agile practices in Mainframe teams. He mentioned that they were following a 2-month long sprint cycle and within every sprint, they were developing and...
CHOW #21- How to show visible improvement in Agile?

CHOW #21- How to show visible improvement in Agile?

Jessica started a project as scrum master with a team of 9 members that include 6 developers, 1 business analyst and 2 quality analysts. The team runs bi-weely sprints. At the end of 8th sprint, she had a review meeting with Mithali, her Delivery Manager. Mithali...
CHOW #15- “Tell them to behave” – A scrum master problem

CHOW #15- “Tell them to behave” – A scrum master problem

You are a scrum master and you find that your team does not attend the daily stand-up on time and you also find that most of the team members do not update their tasks in the iteration tracker. Burn-down is never up to date. You see this as a culture issue and would...