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CHOW#288 – Restoring Work-Life Balance

CHOW#288 – Restoring Work-Life Balance

Suvarna is the leader of a support team that supports a enterprise software for project management. Working hours for her team are from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm as they support customers in India and UK. While most of her team members work from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm which are...
CHOW #259 – Accommodating the change

CHOW #259 – Accommodating the change

Prakash works as a Product Owner in a software services company which specializes in custom software development for its customer. Prakash has MBA degree in Finance and has good understanding of banking and insurance domains. In his current assignment his customer is...
Agile Leadership Tips for Product Owners

Agile Leadership Tips for Product Owners

While the Agility is visible in the behavior of the team members, it needs to be fostered by the environment in which the teams operate. Unless the team is provided with the right eco-system, agility cannot thrive. While the senior leadership of the organization is...
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...