We are hearing some horrifying news about an Indian Startup called StayZilla which offered lodging solutions across the country running into financial issues with one of its vendors Jigsaw Advertising and its landlord. With Jigsaw Advt, Stayzilla withheld some of promised contracted amount due to "severe deficiency in service", around 1.62 crores. For Jigsaw, another … Continue reading StayZilla – Could Agile have made any difference ??
It is the story of a user. Period. To elaborate, it is a depiction of how an end user would interact or engage with the system, the steps that he would undertake, his actions and choices, clicks and browsing pattern - all written in a story format. Why story ? a) just to keep the … Continue reading What is a User Story ?
Well, the first step for me, would be to check if the planning meeting is actually not giving value. If somebody doesnt wish to attend a scrum ceremony, making him do it wont really solve the problem. He might attend it due to official compunctions but he would never participate whole heartedly in that. Much … Continue reading A member of the Scrum team does not want to participate in the sprint planning meetings and considers them a waste of time. How do you deal with that attitude?
Lets understand these roles first and hopefully, the answer would emerge out of the woods on its own. It is the Product Owner's job to give directions to the dev team and ensure team comes good on its commitments. Some(usually most of them) features are hard pressed for time and this might require frantic re … Continue reading Can Scrum Master and Product Owner be the same person ?
It is hard to come by a one line definition of this new world movement that has taken the industry by storm and revolutionizing not just how we develop softwares but pretty much how organizations are structured and their entire revenue model. Let me try my bit in explaining the same. Agile is an amalgamation … Continue reading What is Agile
One of the biggest, clouded with mystery and painful role transitions is that of a traditional PM to Scrum Master. No doubt the journey is worth it, not just the enhanced career options but also the degree of self contentment having triumphed such a journey. We'll follow the G.R.O.W model(Goal, Realistic, Opportunities/Obstacles, Way Forward) to … Continue reading Project Manager to Scrum Master
Lets think of some of the key responsibilities of a Scrum Master - Protects and Coaches the team. Helping PO maximise business value. Help organization in creating awareness and better understanding of agile and spread the right usage/version of the same. Takes the team on a self sustaining journey of continuous improvement. A cursory glance … Continue reading We dont have a Scrum Master. Are we still practicing Scrum ?