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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...
Dealing with failures

Dealing with failures

I did B.E. in Electrical engineering from VJTI, Mumbai University. As electrical engineers we studied electrical motors, generators, transformers, electrical power generation and distribution etc, etc. . .  However, I did not like any of the electrical...
Chow #139 – Burning the midnight oil

Chow #139 – Burning the midnight oil

Shubham and I headed towards office cafeteria to have a cup of tea. I had not seen him for some time. “Where were you last week”, I asked him. “I was busy with an urgent delivery. Did not have time even for a tea-break”, Shubham said. Shubham is a smart, intelligent,...
Agility and Team spirit

Agility and Team spirit

Diwali was approaching and our unit decided to celebrate Diwali in office. As part of the celebration, some games were arranged. Ten teams were formed, each containing about ten people. Then the hostess announced an interesting competition. The teams were to collect...