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Is Agile killing individual performance?

Is Agile killing individual performance?

Introduction Agile principles and methods promote team working. Agile emphasizes the team’s success. Practicing agile methods in the right ways in organizations leads to high-performing teams. On the other hand, there is an often talked about perceived concern....
Chow #217 – How to handle conflict at workplace?

Chow #217 – How to handle conflict at workplace?

CyberZars is a leading software product development company in the Cyber Security domain. CyberZars practices Scrum/Xp for software development. One of their flagship product OpenConnect is developed by four scrum teams.  Chris is a Product Owner (PO) for one of...
Be in the Game

Be in the Game

Centuries ago, Robert the Bruce was the king of Scotland.  England was at war with Scotland to make it a part of England. King Bruce led many battles, six times to be precise, against England and got defeated. Finally, his army got scattered, and the king...
Speed up software development with Swarming and Fractals

Speed up software development with Swarming and Fractals

Background A few years ago, my team was working on launching a software product for streaming digital advertisements during the Super Bowl event in the US. The team had performed extensive testing, and all the happy and negative test cases had passed. The software was...
Chow #151 – How to overcome performance slump

Chow #151 – How to overcome performance slump

Mark is a manager in a global software product development organization. He manages a 15-member team of software developers and testers. His team is a high-performance team and they deliver consistently meeting expectations of the management and the customer. Alex is...
SlumpBusting: Overcoming Performance Slumps

SlumpBusting: Overcoming Performance Slumps

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, widely regarded as the greatest batsman who ever played the game, scored 9000 runs in 105 test matches he played between 1998-2002 hitting 31 tons at an average run-rate of 57. During the Australian tour of 2003, his scores read 8, 7, 55, 1,...