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CHOW#244 – Fixing  the problem

CHOW#244 – Fixing the problem

Bob is a manager in an IT product company. His team is responsible for the support and maintenance of a product. His team has started on the agile transformation journey six weeks back and is slowly getting used to the new practices. One of their customers asked for...
Seven Tips for Managers in Agile Transformation

Seven Tips for Managers in Agile Transformation

A critical aspect of Agile Transformation is that here we are not just adopting new practices or processes but we are approaching the software development in a totally new way which requires us to think and act differently. This change required in our behavior – the...
CHOW # 227 – Prioritizing Work Items

CHOW # 227 – Prioritizing Work Items

Suresh, a scrum master, is preparing for the upcoming sprint planning session along with his product owner Ravi. One of their developers has suggested that the improvements to the search algorithm that she has identified, can be included in the next sprint and address...
Making Programs Successful

Making Programs Successful

We have been discussing factors that are critical to success in delivery. In my first blog in this series, “Project without a Deadline does not complete”; we looked at the importance of starting a project with a deadline in mind. The second blog, “Making Deadlines...
Making Deadlines Effective

Making Deadlines Effective

In my previous blog, “Project without a Deadline does not complete”; we looked at the importance of starting a project with an end date in mind. In this blog, we are going to explore this subject of deadlines further and see how to make the deadlines effective. A...
CHOW 178 – Scrum Master Acceptance

CHOW 178 – Scrum Master Acceptance

Mahesh is a new scrum master who has recently joined a scrum team. Team has experienced team members who have delivered software successfully in the past. They are quite confident in the technology being used in the project. They follow scrum practices mechanically....
Fresh Graduates to Professionals

Fresh Graduates to Professionals

IT industry in India is a young industry. Percentage of younger people employed in this industry, is  much higher compared to other industries. Average age of an IT project team is around 25 years. To keep the costs down this industry recruits fresh graduates,...
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...