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It’s all about the journey…. The journey that starts when the seed (for an idea – to build a product or a service) is planted in the Product Owner’s mind. The journey that continues until that product or the services finally phases-out and is terminated. In no shape or form, this journey is a one-person Read more about POEM (Product Ownership Execution Model)[…]
User Story – not a very fancy term, right? Well, it doesn’t need to be, because it is a simple concept that a lot of “Agilists” misunderstand, and hence misuse. I see a user story as a simple description of the work that has to be done in order to make some progress in delivering the end product, Read more about USER STORIES – LIFE CYCLE EXPLAINED.[…]
Out of all the interesting sessions that I attended at the recent agile summit at Nova, the one that really stood out for me was related to the concept of “User Story Mapping“. This concept was origianally introduced by Jeff Patton, and here is the article that defines the concept in detail: how_you_slice_it. I have tried to summarize the concept Read more about What’s your story?[…]
As a scrum master and/or a coach to your Agile team, do you ever question yourself – how is your team performing on the Agile scale? Is there some room for improvement? How mature is your team in its Agile thinking? Here is a list of 22 good agile practices that should help you determine Read more about HOW TO GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGILE?[…]
See the Agile Manifesto’s 4 bold value statements that changed software development forever, and defined agile scrum as we know it today. Then tell us which value is the most important in the comments. Source: VersionOne Incorporated
For those of you who ever wonder what to mention in a sprint report – try this. Here, I have put together a sample report including the essential nuggets of information that any Agile team, its manager or any other product stakeholder should care about to be informed – once the sprint is over. I have Read more about Scrum Team Sprint Reports – a must have!![…]
So I have been wanting to write down this post for last several days, and I finally got to it tonight. So here it is…. By now, I have lost count of how many times I have heard people saying that when using Agile methodology, we do not need any documentation. I think it is important Read more about AGILE MEANS “NO DOCUMENTATION” – YEAH RIGHT!![…]
Got bit by the Agile bug once again this morning J and decided to share a picture of my hat signed off by Dr. Jeff Sutherland. No, he is not a football or a basketball player, we call him the father of Scrum (more on him below). Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the inventors of the Scrum software development process. Together with Ken Schwaber, Read more about DR. JEFF SUTHERLAND – THE GENIUS![…]
Did you know? The Agile Manifesto was established In February 2001, at a ski resort in Snowbird, Utah. I have been to this place, and it is beautiful. No wonder such a great product got conceived there. We value: 1. Individuals and interactions over Processes and tools 2. Working software over Comprehensive documentation 3. Customer collaboration over Contract negotiation 4. Responding to change over Following a Read more about Did you know?[…]
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Often, I am asked – who in the team is “allowed“ to wear the Scrum Master hat or play this role. Such questions always hit me with the realization that several teams still think of the Agile methodology as a process that is governed with a set of rules – in the sense that there are strict Read more about Who wears the hat?[…]
Hi there! Often, I encounter situations where I am asked to give a quick run-down on how Agile framework works. And when I say quick, I mean in under 10 minutes. This could be a quick discussion with an executive or a team member, that I am mentoring. In this post, I decided to jot down my Read more about SCRUM explained in under 10 minutes.[…]
Before I talk about the spinning “O” in the word AgileOmatic, allow me to share my thoughts on the word itself. AgileOmatic is a derivative of 2 words: “Agile” & “Automatic”. The whole idea of the Agile framework is to help set your development process into an auto-pilot mode – so that you can sit back Read more about Why the spinning “O” in the word AgileOmatic?[…]
Well – before I answer this questions, i feel it is important to share with you a little bit of my background. I finished school in 1997 in India and moved to the US in 1999 to pursue higher studies. I did my bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Read more about Why this blog?[…]