1
Nov

How multiple scrum teams coordinate to resolve dependencies?

Introduction I presented my experience about LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) implementation through various conferences this year. Got very good feedback as well. But people were having many questions regarding team coordination so thought of sharing my experience here. See below some of the most frequently asked questions. One Product Owner and multiple development team – How is that possible? One PO won’t be available for multiple team at same time. How multiple teams coordinate with single PO?   One Scrum Master...Read More

13
Oct

Role of manager in LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)

Why we have so many managers in our organization. You don’t know? Let’s explore why? One of the biggest reason is merger and acquisition. Company not only acquire business but also acquire people. We can’t do much about it. What else? 2nd reason to resolve dependencies, conflict and help team to stay focused on commitment. Seriously? I usually see four kind of bottlenecks in software development life cycle and organization hire managers to resolve those bottlenecks. Requirement management and prioritization...Read More

12
Oct

Perfect plan to execute agile software project

Finally I got a perfect plan to execute agile software project.  I was looking for long and finally found after lots of hard work and great inputs from Agile EXPERTS (over social networking sites). Don’t laugh. Let’s see what exactly our plan look like. I will run through each word to ensure I have understood it well (like an expert). What is agile? Still confused? Methodology, Framework or Mindset? I don't know but why should I care as long as...Read More

1
Aug

What is all about Scrum framework?

What is Scrum? Scrum is a lightweight software development framework but how much light? I often see people add too many things and make it monster. I usually ask participants in my Scrum Developer workshop to write down all those keywords, elements and buzzword that comes in mind or you have heard so far. What they write is always mind-blowing. Who is teaching/promoting those keywords? They start writing things like user story, planning poker, story points, agile estimation, release train,...Read More

31
Jul

Defects are not Technical Debts

Many people get confused between technical debts and non-functional requirements. Defects can't be technical debts because technical debts doesn't mean not meeting requirement either functional or technical. Technical debts are related to poor design, poor coding or not having applied appropriate design patterns etc. Whereas defects are not meeting requirement, product not fit for use or poor performance etc. Many time these confusions are created by agile doctors (agile coaches). May be those doctors are not from development background or...Read More

26
Jul

How to design agile metrics for my organization?

Almost every organizations keep looking for more and more metrics to control something or especially organizations that I visit for work as agile coach/consultant.  Need for metrics arises during discussion with management but many time management fails to explain objective behind asking so many metrics. I feel these metrics sometime trigger poor communication, set wrong objective and create absence of trust within team. Organization should focus more on building practices and better innovative processes to meet stated objective. Metrics needed...Read More

19
Jul

How to become Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

I receive many phone calls nowadays to know how to become CST. I don’t get these calls because of me but because of my association with Leanpitch so nothing important about me. I personally think that you must try to become CST if you wanted because there is huge gap between demand and supply especially in India. But do you really understand what all needed to become CST ?or you have just assumed that trainers are earning lots of money...Read More

9
Jul

Estimating Product Backlog – How much time and money needed to complete work

Agile estimation is one of the most discussed and debated topic but still it confuse people. We always wanted to know more and more about estimation and planning. A group of people was asking below question during my recent talk in Delhi (PlayScrum meet) then someone requested answer on Quora as well. So I thought why not to write a detailed answer here. 5 most frequently asked questions related to estimation. Why to estimate? Which technique to use? What to estimate?...Read More