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CHOW #138 – Indispensable, but poor team player!

CHOW #138 – Indispensable, but poor team player!

Coolsoft,  a product company, was in the process of transitioning to Scrum. Bobby was a team member in the critical Work Flow feature team. He was technically brilliant – team was heavily dependent on him for many things – in a sense he was...

Podcast: Product Engineering, Personal Values and Teamwork

In this conversation, J Veeraraaghavan shares his experience and perspectives with Sivaguru onThe mindset needed for developers and testers to play as a single teamHow use of right words can bring in significant changesWhat approaches are needed to build great...
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...
Importance of Trust in Agile Teams

Importance of Trust in Agile Teams

Scrum mentions five values – Commitment, Transparency, Courage, Openness and Respect. Scrum teams need to inculcate these values to be Agile. Practicing the ceremonies makes teams ‘Do Agile’ while these values would help them to ‘Be...
A Goal Focused Team – Part 3

A Goal Focused Team – Part 3

In the previous posts (part 1 and part 2) we watched the replay of the 2006 Football World Cup match – Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro. Argentina’s focus on scoring the goal was complete. It was total and complete focus on one thing – the...