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Insights from the traditional ways… Agile

Insights from the traditional ways… Agile

Today, in this blog, I share a story on a few steps that improved transparency in the team. Which in turn enhanced the ownership and collaboration. In my last blog tweaks in traditional approach... I shared how individual reflection is key to staying on the course and...

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...

Systems Thinking for Organizational Change

Systems Thinking for Organizational Change

When Toyota succeeded in their change efforts and started doing roaring business during the early part of 2000s, the secret of their success pointed to be their adoption of Lean Management. Post Toyota’s success, many companies tried replicating this approach without...

WFH – 1 year retrospective

WFH – 1 year retrospective

It is slightly over a year since we closed our office premises and started working from home. I had shared some initial observations in my earlier blog in July 2020. We have formed some methods to manage WFH and still learning to improve the way we do things. Some of...

Sprint Burndown useful?!

Sprint Burndown useful?!

All of us would have used sprint burn down charts on our projects. Each one of us will have our opinion on the effectiveness of it. We might also have our own favorite flavors and versions.  I'm going to talk about one implementation of Sprint Burn Down Chat that...

4 Traits for a Product Manager

4 Traits for a Product Manager

A trait is described as “a distinguishing characteristic or quality, especially of one's personal nature”. There is much written about attributes and skills of what it takes to be a great product manager (referred to as PM throughout this article). I have had the...

Witness-Mind: Gateway to Empathy

Witness-Mind: Gateway to Empathy

We wonder many times why other people don’t understand us, why they are so wrong in their thinking/ideas/ideologies, why they are so insensitive in their behaviors, and so on… Have we considered the possibility that others may be feeling the same about us? This...

Is it time to change the Scrum Master?

Is it time to change the Scrum Master?

There are many discussions going on in the industry on the appropriateness of the word Scrum Master: Why not Agile Master? Is Scrum = Agile? It’s not gender neutral. Would women playing the role be Scrum Mistress?If it’s about mastery, does just a certificate make...

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. The...

Agile Transformation: Journey on Treadmill

Agile Transformation: Journey on Treadmill

In many Agile Transformation engagements, we notice that Leaders and Managers take a compliance-led approach – mostly due to the past baggage of traditional ways of management style. They try to push the change top-down on to the Teams. This gives a false perception...

Breathe away Anxiety – 3 Step Instant Anxiety Buster

Breathe away Anxiety – 3 Step Instant Anxiety Buster

 We all know that our facial expressions change based on our emotions, moods, feelings. Do you know that it works the other way also? – If we change our facial expression, it changes the emotions, moods, feelings also.  Try it out. When you have any negative...

Gabbaitor: Test of Collaboration

Gabbaitor: Test of Collaboration

Since 1933 (second ever test match of India) this was the first match where bowlers had the least experience. Since 1947 Australia has never lost to India at Gabba. Since 1988 Australia are undefeated “by any country” in Gabba. 15th Jan 2021 – 11 Indian lambs walk...

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